Joan O’Clery

Costume design

Joan O’Clery is a costume designer working in both theatre and film. Three-time winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Costume, including for Rough Magic’s 2011 production of Peer Gynt. She 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 at the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre and many stages around Ireland.

Highlights of her costuming work include Macbeth at the Royal Shakespeare Company (2008), An Enemy of the People at the Gate Theatre (2013), DruidMurphy trilogy of Tom Murphy plays for Druid, and She Stoops to Conquer at the Abbey Theatre. Her screen work includes King of the Travellers, Swansong, Snap and Out Of Innocence. Joan costumed the dramatised sections of the documentary Learning Gravity for Littlebird Films and a short film Brixton Bob for Fastnet Films.

Joan costumed the installation film Questions for visual artist Gerard Byrne. She has also created stage clothing for U2’s Bono.

Joan’s IMDB listing can be found here.

Awards
Best Costume Design Irish Times Theatre Awards 2012 for "Peer Gynt" (Rough Magic Theatre Company)
Best Costume Design Irish Times Theatre Awards 2002 for "Lolita" (Abbey Theatre)
Best Costume Design Irish Times Theatre Awards 1997 for the Pinter Festival (Gate Theatre)
Nominated Best Costume Design Irish Film and Television Awards for "KIng of the Travellers" and "Swansong, The Story of Occi Byrne"

Joan O’Clery   She Stoops to Conquer

2014
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Liam Doona
Conor Linehan
Production company
Abbey Theatre
Premiere Venue
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Writer
Oliver Goldsmith
Director
Conall Morrison
Photographer
Ros Kavanagh

Joan O’Clery   Major Barbara

2013
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Paul O'Mahony
Philip Stewart
Production company
Abbey Theatre
Premiere Venue
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Writer
George Bernard Shaw
Director
Annabelle Comyn
Photographer
Ros Kavanagh

Joan O’Clery   King of the Travellers

2012
Screen Film
Costume design
Other featured designers
Padraig O’Neill
Production company
Vico Pictures and Sound
Director
Mark O'Connor
Listings
View on IMDB
View on Irish Film Board
Photographer
Bernard Walsh
Darius Weglarz

Joan O’Clery   Peer Gynt

2011
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
John Comiskey
Alan Farquharson
Carl Kennedy
Production company
Rough Magic Theatre Company
Premiere Venue
O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin
Writer
Henrik Ibsen
Director
Lynne Parker
Photographer
Ros Kavanagh

Joan O’Clery   The Crucible

2011
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Sabine Dargent
Conor Linehan
Production company
Lyric Theatre
Premiere Venue
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Writer
Arthur Miller
Director
Conall Morrison
Photographer
Steffan Hill

Joan O’Clery   The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly

2010
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Carl Kennedy
John Comiskey
Paul O'Mahony
Production company
Theatre Lovett
The Ark
Premiere Venue
The Ark, Dublin
Writer
Finegan Kruckemeyer
Director
Lynne Parker
Photographer
Patrick Redmond

Joan O’Clery   Swansong - Story of Occi Byrne

2009
Screen Film
Costume design
Production company
Zanzibar Films
Director
Conor McDermottroe
Listings
View on IMDB

Joan O’Clery   Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

2008
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Denis Clohessy
Val Sherlock
The Corn Exchange (Annie Ryan)
Production company
The Corn Exchange
Premiere Venue
Project Arts Centre, Dublin (Space Upstairs)
Writer
Tennessee Williams
Director
Annie Ryan
Photographer
Ros Kavanagh

Joan O’Clery   The Big House

2007
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Other featured designers
Francis O'Connor
Philip Stewart
Production company
Abbey Theatre
Premiere Venue
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Writer
Lennox Robinson
Director
Conall Morrison
Photographer
Ros Kavanagh