Joan O’Clery

Joan O’Clery – Costume Designer


Three-time winner of The Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Costume Design, Joan has originated the costumes for several world premieres by major Irish writers, including Seamus Heaney, Brian Friel, Tom Murphy and Frank McGuinness.

Her costumes are regularly seen on many stages around Ireland. Highlights of her costuming work include Macbeth at the RSC; An Enemy of the People at the Gate Theatre; DruidMurphy for Druid and She Stoops to Conquer at the Abbey Theatre.


For Landmark, she has costumed The Saviour, The Approach, The First Child and The Second Violinist (co-produced with Irish National Opera) and Woyzeck in Winter (co-produced with Galway International Arts Festival). Opera designs include La traviata for ENO, Dubliners for Wexford Festival Opera and
Madama Butterfly for Irish National Opera. Twice nominated for IFTA awards for her screen work, films include King of the Travellers, Swansong, Snap, Out of Innocence, Dating Amber and The Delinquent
Season.