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Autumn newsletter: President’s letter

Australian designers and design professionals continue to shine in the screen world, notably Fiona Crombie who earlier this year received a BAFTA award and an Oscar nomination for her work on The Favourite. Fiona joins a long list of Australian production designers, costume designers and make-up designers who in recent years have picked up prestigious […]


EXTRACT FROM DESIGNER ANNA CORDINGLEY’S PUBLIC PROGRAMS LECTURE FOR QAGOMA’S INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION: ‘OF WOMEN’ CONVERSATION 6.00pm Tuesday 25 September │Gallery 9, QAG Throughout history, artists and designers have used clothing, props and ornament to shape representations of women. In this two-part event, award-winning set and costume designer Anna Cordingley talked to Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow, Curatorial […]

Prague Quadrennial

APDG Live Performance committee member, designer, director and installation artist, Anna Tregloan, has for the last six years managed the Australian contribution to Prague Quadrennial – the prestigious 4-yearly international celebration of scenography. Here Anna reviews the 2015 Quadrennial, looks ahead to work well underway for PQ later this year 6 -16 June 2019, and […]

APDG Live Performance Survey Newsletter Leader

Live Performance Survey Live Performance Members will remember that late in 2017 we sent out a survey seeking feedback from designers on how they see their working relationship to the companies that employ us. It has taken some time to distil the results, but we would like to take this opportunity to share them with […]

Many Happy Returns – 2018 Summer Newsletter

Have you ever wondered what to do with crockery, cutlery, groceries, toiletries and toys at the end of a shoot? Zuzia Buszewicz in Sydney is redistributing goods to those in need. She writes: MANY HAPPY RETURNS, a film and TV technicians’ initiative, supporting sustainable production wrap-ups, invites you to clear out your art department storage […]

Ladies in Black Event

By George Liddle APDG, President On 6 October, the APDG, along with the ADG and AIT, hosted a special screening of Ladies in Black at Event Cinemas, George Street, Sydney. Afterwards, guests enjoyed a discussion with Director, Bruce Beresford, Production Designer, Felicity Abbott APDG and Costume Designer, Wendy Cork APDG, that was facilitated by SMH Writer, Garry […]

2018 Live Performance Report – Summer Newsletter

By Stephen Curtis, Live Performance Committee Chair and this year’s Cameron Creswell Award Winner After a number of very busy years putting together The APDG Live Performance Standard Agreement for Design this year has been an opportunity for reaching out and taking stock. We had the great pleasure of hearing back from our Live Performance membership through […]

President’s Letter – 2018 Summer Newsletter

PRESIDENT’S LETTER Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 APDG Awards announced at a wonderful evening held at the Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst. It was a sparkling event, where our design community gathered to celebrate the work of our colleagues and to enjoy their company at the bar and after party. A great night enjoyed […]

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