Gaelle is an Award winning designer, collaborator, thought leader, and a highly sought-after disability advocate and consultant.
A proud disabled woman she is driven to create cultural change by daring to raise expectations within the realms of disability and diversity.
She has been working as a theatre designer and collaborator in Australia and overseas or over 25 years. Her designs have toured to the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and the United States.
Seen as a cultural leader within both the disability arts and mainstream arts sectors, Gaelle was one of 50 people globally invited to attend the International Convening of Thought Leaders run by the Kennedy Centre, Washington DC. Invited by the Theatre Board of the Australia Council as one of 15 women filmed for the Woman in Theatre exhibition that celebrated the fabulous women of the contemporary Australian theatre scene. Gaelle’s outstanding and sustained contribution to the arts was most recently recognised with the Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award at the 2020 Ruby Awards, which honour the best of South Australia’s arts and culture sector, and with the prestigious 2020 Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award for an Established Artist.
Gaelle is the Creative Director of Tutti Arts & gaellemellis.com