• Month: June 2021


On April 13th the APDG, in partnership with Docklands Studios Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts, held an introduction to the new possibilities of real time virtual production using LED Volume technology.  This emerging and rapidly developing field has the potential to make significant contributions to the way we tell screen stories by bringing together […]


“What we do isn’t merely a job. You have to hone your skills, workshop your craft, prioritise your art if you want it to develop.” Mentoring artists comes almost as naturally to Jason Baird as Special Make Up Effects does. There are very few senior artists and technicians in Australia in this field that haven’t worked with, […]

President’s Letter – Winter 2021

Congratulations to the newly elected 2021/2022 APDG Committee and thank you to those who served on the 2020/2021 Committee. This quarter, I would like to share my yearly AGM report.  It has been a tough year, 12 months of Covid pain and uncertainty in our industries with many colleagues facing tough times and financial hardship with little support […]

World Stage Design 2022

WSD 2022 Theme and Vision – The Three Sisters: Located near Canmore, Alberta, between UCalgary and Banff National Park, is a mountain known as the Three Sisters. The mountain is known for its three peaks and is a significant landmark to the area with stories and the name originating with the Stoney Nakoda First Nation.  Big Sister […]


In 2019, Karla Urizar won “Design for Live Performance: Production, costume and set Design” for “Welcome the Bright World”. 1.     Do you have any fond (or not so fond) memories of working on Welcome the Bright World?  I only have fond memories of designing Welcome the Bright World. Being born in South Australia and studying Theatre Design there, it was wonderful to go back and design Stephen Sewell’s deeply philosophical and political […]

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