Short Bio

Fausto Brusamolino is a lighting designer, creative coder and objects maker based in Sydney, Australia. 

Fausto has been working and touring with performing arts productions for nearly 20 years across Italy, Portugal, France, Iran, Australia, and New Zealand. His roles have spanned lighting design, set design, lighting board operator, venue and production management. 

As a freelancer, Fausto has worked and collaborated with: MAU, Bangarra, Opera Australia, Australian Ballet, Sydney Opera House, New Zealand International Arts Festival, MCA, Biennale of Sydney, Post, Victoria Hunt, Ruckus, Urban Theatre Projects, Teatro Stabile di Torino and many more. 

Fausto designed the lighting and implemented the water effects for the 2016 Helpmann Award nominated Tangiwai, directed by Victoria Hunt, a production that crafts together contemporary dance, unique water effects, original score, visual and art installation. 

Fausto's research and area of interests  extend to hardware/software prototyping, visual/interactive projects, playing bass guitar, recording and producing music.


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Nominations & Awards

TangiWai: Nomination for Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production 2016 Helpmann Awards

TangiWai: Nomination for 2016 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance

TangiWai: Nomination for "Best on Stage" 2015 SMAC awards

The Secret Noise: APRA/AMC Award as best instrumental work of the Year 2015

Sleep Wake: Gold Award The Designer’s Institute of NZ Best Awards, 2009

Sleep Wake: Fringe  Award  for Best Production Design NZ, 2009


Career highlights Lighting Designer

Dignity of Risk (2017)

Mission Songs Project, Jessie Lloyd (2017)

Ich Nibber Dibber, Post  (2017)

Home Country , Urban Theatre Project (2017)

Kontiki Racket, EnsembleOffspring  (2016)

Spirit of Things, Stiff Gins (2016)

Sangkuriang, WeiZen (2016)

Speed of Life, Ruckus (2016)

TangiWai, Victoria Hunt (2015) lighting and water effects designer, research, devising and world premiere

the Secret Noise, Ensemble Offspring (2014)

Florodora (2009)

the Outing, Red Boots Productions (2008)

Glengarry Glen Ross, Gank (2007) lighting and set designer

la Bisbetica Domata, Gank (2007) lighting and set designer

Vita Prigioniera (2007)

i Pazzi per Progetto, Opera Barga (2007)


Career highlights Creative Coding

TangiWai (2015) concept, design, prototyping and software development of custom made water controller, controlled live from a  lighting desk

Sangkuriang (2016) concept, design and software development of interactive video content

Time Lapse (2017)  software development for time lapse app used for Creative Play 2017  at the Sydney Opera House



Career highlights Production Manager

Ich Nibber Dibber, Post  (2017)

Inside/Outside (2016), Production Manager

Oedipus Schmoedipus (2016), Production manager

TangiWai (2015), Production Manager, research, devising and world premiere

the Secret Noise (2014), Production Manager

Australian Poetry Slams finals (2014), Production Manager

Sydney Writers Festival (2014, 2010), Venue Manager

New Zealand International Arts Festival (2010, 2012), Venue Manager

Sleep Wake (2008) assistant Production Manager and Head of Set Installer 

Romeo et Juliet  (2006) Tour Production Manager