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World Stage Design 2022

WSD 2022 Theme and Vision – The Three Sisters: Located near Canmore, Alberta, between UCalgary and Banff National Park, is a mountain known as the Three Sisters. The mountain is known for its three peaks and is a significant landmark to the area with stories and the name originating with the Stoney Nakoda First Nation.  Big Sister […]

AWARDS INTERVIEW: KARLA URIZAR

In 2019, Karla Urizar won “Design for Live Performance: Production, costume and set Design” for “Welcome the Bright World”. 1.     Do you have any fond (or not so fond) memories of working on Welcome the Bright World?  I only have fond memories of designing Welcome the Bright World. Being born in South Australia and studying Theatre Design there, it was wonderful to go back and design Stephen Sewell’s deeply philosophical and political […]

AWARDS INTERVIEW: Ian Gracie APDG

Ian Gracie APDG received the 2018 APDG Award for Excellence in Screen – Acknowledging excellence in Design and Practice or Artisan Excellent on Australian or International Productions for his work as Supervising Art Director on Alien: Covenant.   1. Do you have any fond (or not so fond) memories of working on Alien: Covenant?  Pictures of that scale […]

AWARDS INTERVIEW: Louise Wakefield

Louise Wakefield won the 2012 APDG Costume Design For Screen Award for her work on “Underbelly: Razor”. The APDG caught up with Louise to ask her about her award winning work.  1. Can you tell us a bit about your design process for Underbelly: Razor?  Early days Paddy Reardon (Production Designer) and I joined with the writers to discuss […]

Awards Interview: Edie Kurzer

Edie Kurzer APDG has received a costume design award the last two years running. Edie won in 2018 for the 6-part television drama  “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and another in 2019 for her work on the feature film “Judy and Punch”.  Why did you decide to enter your work into the APDG Awards? I appreciate the APDG and […]

AWARDS INTERVIEW: Nick Schlieper

Nick Schlieper has had numerous APDG Award nominations and won the 2013 Lighting Design for stage or event award for his work on Face to Face.  The APDG interviewed Nick about his work and his award win. 1. Do you have any fond (or not so fond) memories working on Face to Face?  I have both fond and […]

LIVE PERFORMANCE: AWARDS UPDATE

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: SUPPORTING OUR EMERGING DESIGNERS

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 […]

EMERGING DESIGNERS: AWARDS UPDATE

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 […]

PRESIDENT’S LETTER – AUTUMN 2021

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 […]

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