Matt Deely studied theatre design on the Motley theatre design course London, Assisted designer Carl Tomms on ‘Indian Ink’ and ‘Three Tall Women’, West End, Associate set designer to Stefanos Lazaridis, working on over 20 operas, most notably, 'Lohengrin' Bayreuth Festival, 'Faust' Munich, 'Macbeth' Zurich, 'Midsummer Night’s Dream' Venice, 'Greek Passion', 'Wozzeck' and Wagner’s 'Ring Cycle' at the Royal Opera House London and ‘The Italian Season, 2000’ English National Opera, Assisted the Royal Ballet in 2006, with their revival of Oliver Messels, 1946 set design, for Sleeping Beauty.
Assisted designer Chloe Obolensky, with ‘The Ancient Mariner’ starring Fiona Shaw, old Vic Tunnels, New York, Paris.
Set Design iTMOi, Akram Khan company,
Set for Stadium event Kwubuka20 Rwanda,
Christmas tv special for ‘Celtic Woman’, Dublin and a USA tour.
A set for ‘ELITE models look’ Shenzhen China,
Sets for 'Beethoven’s Symphony no.9' and 'Romeo & Juliet' with costumes by Yolanda Sonnabend, for K-Ballet, Tokyo,
Production Designer for three large-scale education projects with ‘Southwark Splash’ at the Royal Festival Hall,
Designer ‘Sun & Heir’ and ‘Voices of the Future’ Royal Opera House community projects.
Collaborated with designer Kimie Nakano on, '2 Graves', Arts theatre, 'Pas, Pas moi, Va et vient', Beckett, Le Théâtre National Populaire Lyon, 'Petra von Kant' Southwark Playhouse, 'Ali to Karim', USA tour and Video artist for her productions of "La nuit du train de la voie lactee", Centre Dramatique National Theatre Satrouville, Paris and Japan tour and for “The Little Prince’ Le Grandes Ballets, Montreal Canada.
Recently worked as an art director on the Olympics 2012 opening ceremony and associate set designer to Es Devlin on The Master and Margarita’ Complicite, Barbican and Palais Des Papes Avignon Festival, Le Troyens, Royal Opera House, and sets for Kanye West, JayZ, Rhianna, and Olympics 2012 closing ceremony and Rolling Stones Hyde Park.
Currently working with Chloe Obolensky, a set design for the opera Fidelio, La Scala Milan.
Society of British Theatre Designers, Cardiff 2011
Bow Arts open, BAT PACK III