The inaugural APDG Awards were held Wednesday 21st September 2011 in Sydney at NIDA’s Parade Theatres. Renowned film critic and presenter Margaret Pomeranz hosted the evening which was attended by some of the best, most innovative, most exciting designers in the world.

The CAMERON CRESWELL AGENCY APDG award for outstanding contribution to design

Awarded toRoger Ford Production designer and costume designer for film and television. Roger’s long list of works include Those Dear Departed (1987), Flirting (1990), The Nostradamus Kid (1993), Children of the Revolution (1996), Babe (1996), Babe: Pig in the City, Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997), On the Beach (2000 TV), Swimming Upstream (2003), The Rage in Placid Lake, Rabbit Proof Fence (2002), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005).

The DOCKLANDS STUDIOS MELBOURNE APDG award for design on a feature film

‘Beneath Hill 60’
Clayton Jauncey; production designer


‘The Tree’
Steven Jones-Evans APDG; production designer

George Liddle APDG; production designer

The ENCORE APDG award for design on a short film

‘The Cartographer’
Jane Shadbolt; designer/director


‘The Missing Key’
Jonathan Nix; designer/director, Shane Ingram; 3D designer

‘The Telegram Man’
David McKay; production designer

The MATCHBOX PICTURES, APDG award for design on a television drama

Herbert Pinter APDG; production designer


Carrie Kennedy; production designer, Ben Morieson; production designer

‘Paper Giants’
Jon Rohde; production designer, Scott Bird; art director

The NEXT PRINTING APDG award for design on a television production

‘ABC News 24’
Leigh Tierney; designer, Jon Rohde; art director


‘The Late Session’ series 1
Jo Briscoe; production designer

The RIVERSIDE THEATRES APDG award for design on a theatre production

‘The Girl from the Golden West’
Michael Scott-Mitchell APDG; set designer


‘Doctor Zhivago’
Michael Scott-Mitchell; set designer

Eamon D’arcy; set designer

The PHOTOPLAY FILMS APDG award for design on an advertisement

‘Bankers Trust’
Karen Murphy, production designer


‘Honda CRV’
Aaron Crothers; designer/art director

‘Gucci, Guilty’
Damien Drew; art director, Michael Turner; set designer

The HERO FROCK HIRE APDG award for costume design

‘La Boheme’
Julie Lynch; costume designer


‘Lamb Spring fashion’
Claude Marcos; costume designer

‘L.A. Noire’
Wendy Cork; costume designer

The QANTM APDG award for a visual effect

‘The Cartographer’
Bill McGuire; VFX artist


‘Gucci, Guilty’
Damien Drew; art director, Dave Morley; VFX supervisor, Michael Turner; set designer

‘Hair Spray’
Robbie Klaesi; creative director digital content

The M.A.C AUSTRALIA APDG award for makeup design

‘Sleeping Beauty’
Lesley Vanderwalt; make-up and hair design, Bec Taylor; hair dresser


‘My Place’
Bec Taylor; make-up and hair designer

The WACOM APDG award for design on a game

‘L.A. Noire’
Simon Wood; production designer

The REVOLVER APDG award for title design

‘Paper Giants’
Adam Rickwood; concept design and animation

The WYSIWYG 3D APDG award for drawing

‘Beneath Hill 60’
Peter Sheehan; storyboard artist


‘The Pacific’
Annet Mackie; concept illustrator

‘Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader’
Gypsy Taylor; costume illustrator


Photos by Karl & Otto Schwerdtfedger

Back Row from Left to Right Owen Patterson, Roger Ford, Leigh Tierney, George Liddle, Margaret Pomeranz, Julie Lynch, Karen Murphy, Sarah Stollman, Michael Scott-Mitchell APDG, Bottom Row Simon Wood, Peter Sheehan, Steven Jones – Evans,Clayton Jauncy, John Rodhie, Jane Shadbolt

Justine Kerrigan, Simon Higgins and Steven Jones-Evans APDG

Owen Paterson

Karen Murphy

Joanna Park and Margaret Pomeranz

Roger Ford

Simon Wood

Simon Wood

Clayton Jauncy and Rod Allan

Sophie Nash and Virginia Mesiti

Margaret Pomeranz

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