Award winning set designer takes WYD centre stage

World Youth Day 2008 organisers have announced Sydney 2000 Olympics Cauldron designer Michael Scott-Mitchell as the Set Designer for the Stations of the Cross production.

One of the major events during WYD, the Stations of the Cross will be televised live to audiences in Australia and overseas. During the 2002 Toronto World Youth Day, the Stations attracted over one billion international viewers.

Scott-Mitchell says he is excited about the project which will see him create 14 separate sets to depict The Passion of Christ.

"I am looking forward to rising to what may be my greatest design challenge yet," he said.

Best known for his Cauldron and Ceremonial Stage for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Scott-Mitchell also designed the Cauldron and Ceremonial Stages for the 2006 Asian Games and designed Australia's first original Ring Cycle in Adelaide in 2004. He was also the production designer of the Opening Ceremony for CHOGM 2002.

Award winning set designer takes centre stage for World Youth Day (World Youth Day 27/11/07)

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28 Nov 2007