George Liddle

President’s Letter – Summer 2021/2022

This year has been a very special year for the guild, as we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the APDG awards. Congratulations to all our nominees and award recipients, what dazzling display of talent and amazing work! More congratulations are due to Rebecca Whittington (APDG Business Manager), Michael Rumpf (Queensland Chair) and Queensland colleagues who put […]

Adventures on a W-Class Tram – A new kind of arts grant

Bronwyn Pringle In February 2021, Moreland City Council (through their Arts and Culture department, Arts Moreland) launched quite a unique kind of arts grant to simultaneously support local businesses and artists, called the Community Creator: Artist in Residence Program (CC:AIR). The grant involved a two-part application process where artists were invited to submit an EOI […]

10th Anniversary APDG Awards – Final Countdown!

With the 10th Anniversary APDG Awards less than a week away – here is everything you need to know! TICKETS! If you haven’t reserved your free ticket for the virtual event, you can reserve it HERE! THE HOST “Warmly funny, immediately relatable, fast on her feet.” -Time OutThe 10th Anniversary APDG Awards will be hosted […]

The Drover’s Wife  The Legend of Molly Johnson with Costume Designer Tess Schofield APDG

Leah Purcell wrote, directs and stars in this period Western about a determined mother protecting her children – a searing reimagining of Henry Lawson’s classic with an Indigenous female gaze.  It’s 1893 in the alpine country of Australia’s Snowy Mountains. On an isolated farm, the heavily pregnant Molly Johnson (Purcell) and her young children struggle to […]

APDGreen Conversations: EcoScenography – linking sustainable practises across international borders

By Imogen Ross APDGreen Conversations is a Live Performance initiative that actively champions environmental actions made by Australian production designers working across film, TV, live events and live performance. In this Quarter’s newsletter, theatre designer Imogen Ross looks at the growing interest in sustainable practises at World Stage Design (WSD) and the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ), and […]


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 […]