Paul Wakelam

Founding Board Director/Secretary

A registered architect in Tasmania, New Zealand and Western Australia, Paul is based in Hobart. Early years in the Wheatbelt region of WA were followed by studies in Architecture at Curtin University of Technology and the University of Western Australia and Paul arrived in architectural practice with an abiding and cultivated commitment to design focused on landscape and climate. Paul’s hybrid practice A Workshop is creatively hewn from 25 years of architecture, landscape design, graphic design, sculpture and set, installation and sound design for professional performance. Notably, he has collaborated throughout this time with choreographer and director Felicity Bott on numerous occasions in theatre and sites-specific productions in both Western Australia and Tasmania. Paul has been involved in numerous award-winning buildings and successful competition submissions and was Design Studio Co-Ordinator/Educator Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Visual Arts, UWA 2003-14. In 2020 Paul was shortlisted for the Australian Dance Award for Services to Dance.

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Great Southern Dance pays its respects to the original owners of the land upon which we work, the Muwinina and the Mumirimina people.

We acknowledge the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community as the continuing custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and honour Aboriginal Elders past and present. We value their history, culture and resilience and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

lutruwita milaythina Pakana – Tasmania is Aboriginal Land