• Month: March 2020

The Invisible Man: Interview with Alex Holmes

APDG Members Alex Holmes production designer of The Babadook (2014) and The Nightingale (2018) and Katie Sharrock set decorator of Mad-Max: Fury Road (2015) and Ladies in Black (2018) worked on the recently released The Invisible Man. In this interview, Alex gives members insight into the creation of the ‘invisible’ suit, scouting and building the […]

Interview from The Audrey Journal – My Life Is My Job

This is the fourth interview in a series with emerging female live performance designers. In this interview APDG member Antoinette Barbouttis interviews Melanie Liertz – about designing and making for theatre, opera, film, dance and circus. Melanie’s work ranges from designing Captain Hook’s Pirate Party (Sydney Opera House), to the war-ravaged set for Sport for […]

Design LAB – a new Facebook group for performance

  Design LAB: a new Facebook group for Performance designers, teachers and students Welcome to a new Facebook group for Performance designers, teachers and students to connect with one another and share ideas, projects and experiences across the globe. We invite all practitioners – costume, production, set, screen, events, interactive media, lighting and sound designers […]

The Egg: Interview with Jacqui Schofield

Fiona Donovan APDG speaks with Jacqui Schofield, production designer of ‘The Egg’. In relation to the film ‘The Egg’ that you so beautifully designed, how did you find your way into the world of the short film?   Jane Cho’s script was so beautifully evocative and thought through, it was hard not to fall into […]

Grand Visions: Interview with Michael Scott Mitchell APDG

GRAND VISIONS: MICHAEL SCOTT MITCHELL ON EVENT DESIGN  In this conversation with Michael Scott Mitchell we decide to focus on his work as an events designer. The APDG represents event designers, and celebrates their work at the APDG Awards, but it is an area of design that gets less airplay than screen and live performance design. […]

APDGREEN: A Green Conversation – with Chloe Greaves

Costume designer and APDG member Chloe Greaves was the costume designer and make-up artist for Red Stitch Theatre Company’s production Oil by Ella Hickson in December 2019. Chloe has allowed us to republish her program notes as part of the APDGreen: A Green Conversation.  When I first read Ella Hickson’s ‘Oil’ the theme that I found most […]

APDGREEN: A Green Conversation

APDGreen: A Green Conversation, is an initiative by APDG Member Imogen Ross ‘There are three pillars of sustainability: Environment, Social and Economic and these should be addressed in all production activities. Choosing where we buy items can influence our role in looking after people and the planet. Social awareness and action within business is ever increasing […]

President’s Letter – Autumn 2020

From inception, the guild’s aim has always been about nurturing and promoting design and supporting our design community. As we enter these challenging times, we will support our designers in every way we can. Our first priority is the health and safety of our members and we aim to share practical information as it comes […]

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