Artwork by some of the UK's most talented theatre designers has gone on show at an exhibition in Cardiff.

The Transformation and Revelation exhibition, presented by the Society of British Theatre Designers, is taking place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

It includes drawings, paintings and photographs, 3D artefacts, scale models, specialist props, costumes and puppets. Plus there are also interactive exhibits from lighting, video and sound designers, theatre consultants and theatre architects.

Paul Barrett, Cat and Mouse - B2, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, 2009. Photo: Kirsten McTernan

Designs on display range from Ian MacNeil's new designs for the New York version of Billy Eliott, to Es Devlin's designs and projections for Lady Gaga's Monsterball Tour.

The exhibition also offers an exclusive sneak preview of the new Royal Welsh College £22.5m development currently under construction, which is due to open in the summer. Taking place in a number of spaces including the newly built Richard Burton Theatre, this exhibition marks the first public event to be housed in the revamped venue.

The Foyer, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Photo: Patricia Grasham

Transformation and Revelation - The UK Design for Performance Exhibition 2011, is on show at the Royal Welsh College until Saturday 16 April (open weekdays from 9.30am-8pm and weekends from 10am-5pm).

It will then travel in part to represent the UK at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition in the summer, before a selection of the designs go on show at the V&A in March 2012.

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