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End of Year Events

All APDG members are invited to attend the end of year parties in the following cities. Please click the poster to access RSVP Link.


AFTRS Discipline Lead, Production Design – Fixed Term (3 years), Full Time Closing 17 November 2022 11:59pm AFTRS is Australia’s Screen and Broadcast School, working hand-in-hand with the screen and broadcast industries, AFTRS is a global centre of excellence that delivers the highest level of screen and broadcast education, training and research across Australia. We are looking for […]


Built to showcase your skill and creativity, Vectorworks Spotlight is the market-leading solution that allows you to design, document, and produce shows and events. We are proud to announce the software’s newest release, Vectorworks 2023, which brings performance enhancements that leave you more time to concentrate on the creative process. With a focus on continuous improvement to provide entertainment […]

2022 APDG Awards Wrap

The Australian Production Design Guild celebrated the long-awaited, in-person 2022 APDG Awards on Sunday, August 14, with host Bjorn Stewart in Sydney. The 2022 APDG Awards marked the beginning of an era, where new President Michael Scott-Mitchell APDG paid homage to previous president George Liddle APDG and emphasised how important the APDG Awards are to Australian […]

APDGreen Conversations around the globe

Being ‘ecological’ means integrating an awareness that no decision stands on its own: every design choice is intertwined with social, environmental, economic and political consequences that are far reaching and capable of having long-term effects, and, ultimately, benefits. Tanja Beer – Ecoscenography APDGreen Conversations is catching up on the many exciting environmental sustainability developments both in Australia […]

It’s All Story Telling

My recollection of designing for events in Sydney over three decades. By Ross Wallace The black stretch limo pulled into the curb and as the door opened, I was swept into the mobile office of the theatrical impresario Cameron Macintosh on his way to select a location for the opening night party of his Sydney […]

The Master Craftsman

Production Designer Bernard Hides and “The Lighthorsemen” movie (South Australia, 1987) The Apprentice: Future Production Designer Bernard Hides was born in Chatswood, Sydney in 1935. A year later the family relocated to New Guinea where his father worked for the trading company Burns Philp, but were evacuated back to Australia in December just prior to […]

President’s Letter – Spring 2022

Firstly I’d like to congratulate all those that participated in the APDG Awards Ceremony. The body of work that was submitted was exceptional – imaginative, original and detailed design thinking was in abundance. A hearty congratulations to all of our winners, your success was richly deserved. Across the board, the quality of submissions by all […]

Vivid Sydney, Naturally

Calling all light artists, musical geniuses, deep thinkers and the culinary obsessed. Let nature be your muse. Vivid Sydney 2023 will take place from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June, celebrating beauty, brilliance and wonder, and we want you to be part of it. We are inviting artists, innovators, musicians, speakers, chefs, producers and creatives to be […]


The APDG are pleased to announce the 2022 APDG Awards Accommodation partner is Veriu Hotels and Suites. Coming to the 2022 APDG Awards? Please login to your member account to access the 10% off discount code. Code is valid for the Green Square, Broadway and Central locations. This content is only available to current members […]

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