Theatre designer Shota Bagalishvili selected for World Stage Design expo

Stage designer Shota Bagalishvili's work was selected for World Stage Design exhibition this week. Photo from Gogi Meskhishvili Design School., 30 Dec 2016 - 16:26, Tbilisi,Georgia

Young Georgian stage designer Shota Bagalishvili will exhibit his work for thousands of visual arts enthusiasts and critics at the World Stage Design 2017 international display visited by thousands of viewers.

Bagalishvili's design of the performance stage for theatre production A Long Break will go on display within the exhibition held in Taipei, Taiwan from July 1-9, 2017.

The young creator received approval to exhibit his work from the selection commission of the international occasion this week.

Bagalishvili's submission was approved for display within the Emerging section of the 2017 event. Photo from Gogi Meskhishvili Design School.

The stage design by Bagalishvili will be part of the Emerging section of the exhibition.

The selected submission was created for the theatre staging A Long Break as a result of a partnership between three Tbilisi-based theatre and art venues.

Directed by theatre director Giorgi Katamadze of the Temur Chkheidze Workshop, the production also involves the celebrated Royal District Theatre.

The third participating group is the Gogi Meskhishvili Design School workshop, represented by Bagalishvili.

The school was founded in 2014 by renowned Georgian stage designer Gogi Aleksi-Meskhishvili, who recently hosted his final personal exhibition in Georgia's capital.


Bagalishvili works on stage design as part of the Gogi Meskhishvili Design School workshop. Rendering from Gogi Meskhishvili Design School.

The World Stage Design is promoted by organisers as "the first and only designer-based exhibition to showcase and celebrate theatre designs from individual designers."

It is organised by the Taiwan Association of Theatre Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts and International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians.

Since its first edition held in Toronto, Canada in 2005, the occasion has been visited by thousands of viewers and participants from around the world.

The global exhibition is held every four years and is designed to allow visitors and participating professionals to "experience an inspiring programme of theatre design, performances, workshops, seminars and thought-provoking exhibitions."

Since its inaugural edition the display has also been held in Seoul, South Korea in 2009 and Cardiff, the United Kingdom in 2013.

The 2017 edition of World Stage Design will be hosted by the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts at the Taipei National University of the Arts.