Heavy duty dungarries created for Ron with knee reinforcement and many pockets.
Photography: Mona Kastell
Fascinating sculptural costume.
Mary Brennan The Herald, 27 September 2012
I will certainly be in touch if any other opportunities arise, it was a pleasure to work with you, and the way you managed your team was really impressive.
Ian Smith Mischief LaBas Artistic Director
Thanks again for the costumes, they were beautifully made and I was very impressed by the quality of everything you produced and the thought that went into the details of each outfit so as to make them look good visually and still be easy to use by the performers.
John-Leigh Cassels Artistic Director
Extremely professional and organised in her manner and delivery of the project. (…) inventive artist that she combines with her organisational and management skills.
Alan Richardson Conflux Project Director
A pleasure to work with and very professional.
Laura Beswick Choreographer
The hardest working woman in Rock N Roll.
Francis Gallop Theatre designer
I just wanted to say again how truly great the costumes look. And you have stuck so incredibly well to the budget brief!
Tim Licata Director
Remarkable, chrysalis-like hemp costume [...] attractive to look at, particularly when the light shimmers through the rough fabric
Joyce McMillan The Scotsman, 27th September 2012
Mona came in at short notice, grasped the project quickly [...] The results were fantastic. Extremely well made, durable and delivered on time, which was very important. We will use her services again, and would highly recommend her.
Big Rory and Ochie the Dog!
Mona’s work for my film and theatre pieces was superb. The designs and final pieces were better than I could have hoped, and she worked closely with me to ensure I was happy with the work. I would recommend without hesitation.
Alexander Stevenson Visual Artist
It was an absolute pleasure to wear the dress you made for me. I loved it and it looked wonderful on stage. I was quite sad to have to hang it back up and leave it at the theatre!
Kim Shepherd Actress
Thanks so much for your work.
Matthew Foster Associate Director
Thanks again for your work
Andy Maas Producer
With Chris Elliott, dressed in a period military uniform already hidden amidst the leaves of the Palm House, Emma Morwood in the flowing grey dress of a WW1 nurse, gives a long, wistful performance of the song as she changes cloak for apron, a nurse preparing for a day on the wards.
I started the sessions looking to uncover/heal some ancestral trauma as well as childhood trauma/exile. It took 3 sessions to start really working but by the 3rd session we were really in it! I recovered aspects of my soul that I had exiled over 20 years ago. Most importantly and powerfully during the soul retrieval we connected in the spirit world. Mona was seeing what I was seeing yet I was not describing it. This became most apparent when Mona was describing the fire she has come across, and in my mind I was urging myself to go to the fire, to overcome the fear, and as I walked to the fire and sat down Mona said out loud that a little girl had arrived at the fire. In that moment all the grief, pain, loneliness and exile of that aspect of my Self came out. Tears poured down my face and we were working in tandem, Mona’s vision and my vision being one and the same. I realized then that Mona had the connection – the ability to heal and guide me through the process. I knew deep healing had taken place after that session.