• Month: December 2022

IMDbPro: Feature Announcement

IMDbPro, the essential entertainment industry resource, has launched new features that empower you to authentically represent yourself to entertainment industry decision-makers so you can be discovered. With a Free or Standard Subscription, you will have the option to claim your IMDb page, and self-identify personal details which includes demographic data like your gender, ethnicity and […]


After much deliberation, MENTORAPDG has offered places to 6 emerging practitioners to be mentored in 2022/23. We received applications from a pool of emerging practitioners who demonstrated excellence in their work, and commitment to developing their skills, networks and professionalism. The selection is based on the mentee’s level of experience in the industry, the calibre and potential […]


The Australian Production Design Guild are thrilled to announce that the 2023 APDG Awards will return to Melbourne in August. Award entries will be open for the month of April 2023 for works designed between February 2022 and February 2023. There has been some flexibility in dates due to the pandemic over the last few years, but […]


Congratulations to all APDG members who were nominated and those who won AACTA Awards this year! So many talented designers! See full list of nominees and winners. The APDG would also like to extend a hearty congratulations to Mandy Walker ASC, ACS for winning Best Cinematography in Film for Elvis. Although Mandy is no stranger to awards, she has become the first […]

Towards Prague Quadrennial 2023

APDG National executive member and designer Jo Briscoe APDG is curating the Australian contribution to Prague Quadrennial in 2023 as part of her role as Senior Lecturer at VCA.  Here she talks about the upcoming projects and preparations for PQ23. June 2023 brings with it the 15th edition of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space […]

 From sewing room to film set: Cappi Ireland’s colourful career

Belinda Tromp from Docklands Studios Melbourne interviews multi-APDG Award winning member Cappi Ireland APDG about why American abstract painter Mark Rothko is an inspiration, what it is like being on set with Quentin Tarantino and how she rose to the top with no formal studies in costume design.  It was in the Australian Outback that a young […]


‘What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.’ – Pericles, (495-429 B.C) In October of this year, three hundred passionate Production Designers travelled to the small island of Spetses, Greece to exchange knowledge, skills, stories, and the challenges we collectively face. The […]


George Liddle APDG (pictured with actress) reflects on his early days as a designer at the ABC as the national broadcaster celebrates its 90th year.  Our public broadcaster the ABC turned 90 in June, happy birthday ABC. The ABC is a cultural and information Australian icon.  Australia is a vast country, major population centres separated by thousands […]

APDGreen Conversations: Prop Starz

As many APDG members know, sourcing a wide range of vintage props, costumes and set items for a shoot in northern NSW and South East QLD can involve a lot of interstate phone calls, web searches and overnight freight. Luckily for all those working up over the border, there is a great new prop shop […]

APDGreen Conversations: Costumes

Imogen Ross shares some Costume Sustainability Tips she has gathered while researching Fashion’s environmental footprint. “Did you know that every time you buy something that is disposable you use it then throw it away. You are literally throwing your money away.”Everytime we make a decision, we have the power to support a practice that is either sustainable or […]

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