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Mr Andy Cross


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6657
Mobile: 0412 101718
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML1.154  

Andy is a Lecturer in Props Construction in the Production and Design department at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Current teaching

  • CUAPRP403 - Make Props using mixed media
  • CUAPRP502 - Develop prop construction plans
  • CUAINN501 - Adopt an innovative approach to creating production elements
  • BPD3204 - Production Practice 3B


Andrew is currently coordinator of Props at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts and Creative Director of Sabi Art + Design.

Professionally he has created many artworks, props and sculptures for the theatre, screen, exhibitions and large-scale retail and commercial projects. He has undertaken recent contracts for WA Opera, The Australian Ballet, The West Australian Ballet, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Barking Gecko, Sensorium Theatre, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and the feature films ‘Dirt Music’ and ‘I Met a Girl’. Internationally, he has lectured at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in, sculpture, special effects and animatronics.

Away from the performing arts he has fabricated a percent for art sculpture for artist Michelle Horrocks in Karratha.

In his spare time he creates artwork with exhibitions at the Moores Gallery of Contemporary Art and Up Gallery. Commissions include a four metre high sculpture for Cape Bouvard Investments, and artist Britt Mikkelsen and Andrew have completed an interactive light sculpture for the Cockburn Integrated Health and Community Facility.


  • Advanced Diploma in Production and Design, Edith Cowan University.
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Edith Cowan University, 2013.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts), Edith Cowan University, 2013.
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, TAFE WA, 2004.
  • Certificate in Stage & Studio Techniques, Other WA higher ed institution, 1987.
  • General Certificate of Education, University of London, 1984.
  • General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level Art), University of London, 1984.
  • General Certificate of Education (Art Ordinary Level), University of London, 1982.

Research Outputs

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Cross, A., Grimshaw, L., Doring, R., Mills, M. (2012). Design and construction of specialised headwear for physical dance. His Majesty's Theatre.
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