Vale Sally Jacobs: Illuminating designer and director

Sally Jacobs designed and directed for the stage since 1960. She worked for many years with UK director Peter Brook, designing some of his most influential productions and created set and costume designs for the Royal Opera House, The English National Opera, The Royal Court Theatre, Paines Plough, The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, Joseph Papp’s Public […]

Emerging Designers Spring Update

APDG Emerging Designers’ Committee was formed as a way to give a formal voice to the already active and dedicated community of up-and-coming designers. The committee seeks to enhance the representation of emerging designers within our industry, advocate for their issues, encourage opportunities through our guild and create a strong support network of emerging designers. […]

2020 MENTORAPDG Update

After much deliberation, MENTORAPDG has offered places to fourteen emerging practitioners to be mentored in 2020/21. 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 (with a requirement of […]

Life in Covid times – Postcards from isolation

In Postcards from Isolation, six next-generation designers from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne answer the question: where would you like to see performance design heading when it wakes from hibernation?  Contributors: Daniella A Esposito, Ikshvak Sobti, Arielle Vlahiotis, Max Bowyer, Sophie Davis, Luc Bohn and Anna Cordingley.