Andrew McAlpine is an International Production Designer known mainly for his extensive work in cinema. However during his formative years he co-founded his own Theatre company, Commonstock, with whom he collaborated for 7 years. He then expanded his skills by working with many other established Theatre and Opera Directors, along with Choreographers such as Sally Potter, Richard Alston and Pip Simmons.
Having graduated with an MFA in Fine Arts, Andrew received a Gulbenkian grant to create some breakthrough work in Holography. The concept of illusion as a journey has also lead Andrew to collaborate with other artists such as Juan Munoz at the Tate Modern, London, UK, and Architects Branson and Coates with whom he created Journey through The Body, for the Millenium Dome. Recent projects are for sustainable Eco Hotels and with architects The Manser Practice with whom he is developing Rockflower.
Andrew is best known for the 35 Feature Films that he has made over the past 25 years. Films such as Sid and Nancy directed by Alex Cox; The Piano directed by Jane Campion, for which he won an AFI and BAFTA award; Clockers directed by Spike Lee, and The Beach, directed by Danny Boyle, to name but a few. Commensurate to these films he has designed many Commercials and Music Videos. These mediums have allowed us to see Andrew’s vision at its visceral best. Being a New Zealander, it’s no surprise that gardening grows out of his heart and helps in healing todays anguish.