Conor is a young Canadian artist; he completed his Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) specializing in Theatrical Design at the University of Victoria in the winter of 2019. He is an associate member of the Associated Designers of Canada, ADC 659.
Recently Conor was lucky enough to attend the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2019. While there Conor was able to participate in workshops with Beyond the Wall, an arts organization and festival which explores culture and humanity along the Mexican-United States border.
He found the experience of working with artists and seeing work from across the globe refreshing and insightful and hopes to attend again in the future.
During Conor's time at the University of Victoria he has had the privilege to study under Mary Kerr and Patrick Du Wors, as well as work with Kerem Cetinel, Bryn Finer, Karina Kalvaitis, Charles Procure, as well as Jeremy and Izabella Herndl. In his final term Conor co-designed the set for the University's production of Othello with fellow student Logan Swain, supervised by Kerem Cetinel and Patrick Du Wors. Conor also worked to adapt Ken MacDonald's original set of Morris Panych's 7 Stories for the Rodger Bishop stage; as well as designing the costumes for Breakwater, a student written piece produced by the Student Alternative Theatre Company.
Conor believes in the strength of environmental storytelling as well as the power of stories. He strongly believes in the importance of fun; and that everyone has a story to tell.
Image by John Threlfall
The Othello Student Creative Team, University of Victoria 2019
Top Row: Emily Friesen (Left), Emma Jo Conlin (Middle Left), Logan Swain (Middle Right), Conor Farrell (Right)
Bottom Row: Olivia Wheeler (Left), Hina Nishioka (Right)