In preparation for the APDG 2021 10th Anniversary Awards the Live Performance Committee has been working on the best way to represent all sectors of live performance design: set, costume lighting, video and makeup design. We have initiated some changes that increase the representation of live performance across the whole field of categories, and also acknowledge […]


AFTRS is a proud supporter of the APDG Awards, having sponsored the very first Emerging Design Award in 2012, and in every subsequent year. This important award acknowledges someone of exceptional creative talent, giving them the recognition with their peers and key creatives to propel their career to the next level. Having taught Production Design to many young […]


This year marks the APDG’s Awards 10th Anniversary, to which emerging designers have notably contributed. The category for APDG Award for Emerging Designer has changed titles over the years. Still, it has always been a way to recognise the creative achievement, unique perspective and exceptional potential of new talent within the industry. For emerging designers, this acknowledgment has been […]


This year we will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary APDG awards. Ten years showcasing the amazing design talent of our colleagues. During this time we have seen our colleagues honoured both here in Australia and internationally with a cascade of awards, including the prestigious international awards including Tonys, Oscars and BAFTAs. For a relatively small community […]

APDGreen Conversations: Visionary Spokes

‘Our responsibility is to make a difference. There is a moral and ethical imperative to act NOW.’ [from Road to Carbon Zero; live webinar facilitated by Julie’s Bicycle, 14th May 2020, U.K.] Julie’s Bicycle [see] was established in 2007  and remains an influential group in the UK who work directly with the Theatre and Live Events industry […]

APDGreen Conversations: Eco Provocation- re-thinking our practices

By Imogen Ross APDGreen Conversations has been catching up with the many exciting conversations happening across Australia and the world about environmental issues and production design. In this Quarter’s newsletter, theatre designer Imogen Ross sums up a few different perspectives from APDG designers and freelance production creatives who are actively championing environmental initiatives across film, TV, […]