Artist Bio

Edward Yates is a freelance prosthetic make-up and effects artist available for work in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Europe.

Edward grew up loving movies involving creatures and characters like those in The Dark Crystal, Star Wars and Alien. He also loved sculpture and painting and eventually this passion evolved into a career doing prosthetic make-up and special effects.

Prior to 2009 Edward was a completely self taught artist. In 2010 he undertook mould making workshops for special fx. Then in 2012 Edward was invited to undertake Neill Gorton's world class prosthetics and animatronics course in the UK.  Neill is known for his prosthetics and creature work on Dr Who, Little Britain, and The Catherine Tate Show. While in the UK studying at the Neill Gorton Prosthetics School he was tutored by Dave Bonneywell (Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, 28 Weeks Later, Dog Soldiers).  Later in 2013 Edward undertook Brian Sipe's prosthetics masterclass in Sydney. More recently he has trained with master sculptor Don Lanning (Star Trek Beyond, The Avengers, Silent Hill) and Andrew Sinclair of The Sculpture School.

Edward can do a range of work from in the workshop to on set including: sculpting, mould-making, prosthetics fabrication, silicone and foam latex seaming and painting, prosthetics and character make-up application and creature puppetry.  He has worked on feature films as a mould maker, prosthetics technician and prosthetic make-up artist, tv movies as a creature designer and on television series as an on set prosthetic make-up artist.

With both Australian and British passports Edward has the ability to work in the UK, Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand.  Edward is currently Melbourne based.

Phone (International): +61 412 592 290

Phone (Australia): 0412 592 290


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