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APDGreen Conversations: Going Around in Circles – environmental stewardship in the circular economy

‘Data IS currency’ was reiterated several times by Sarah Tosone who works as a specialist in environmental management across Australian film and TV production, events and festivals. As a professional environmental steward Sarah is passionate about working alongside production designers and their Heads of Department (HODs) to aid a production’s carbon footprint move towards zero. Ensuring […]

The Impossible Project

The Impossible Project – by Anna Tregloan This article is based on a presentation given by Anna Tregloan at Performance Space Live Works Festival. Here Anna contemplates the impact on live performance and events designers whose work was cancelled or postponed or simply rendered ‘impossible‘ by the COVID pandemic. Anna introduces us The Impossible Project […]

APDG President’s Letter – Summer ’20/’21

2020, a year to remember or try to forget, I’m not sure which. It has been a tough year for most of our colleagues in the live performance and screen industries, more so for live performance with venues dark for most of the year. However, there seems to be a glimmer of light peeking through […]

HOW WOULD YOU LIGHT UP VIVID SYDNEY 2021?

THE VIVID SYDNEY 2021 LIGHT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST IS NOW OPEN It’s time to see your name in lights. Vivid Sydney is calling all light artists, designers, creatives, architects, engineers, businesses and educational institutions to be a part of the festival in 2021. We are looking for unexpected stories to be told through transformative light-art. […]

ANNA CORDINGLEY APDG: ADVOCACY IN 2020

We can safely say now that the performing arts and entertainment sector has been pretty well usurped for 2020. Not just in Australia, of course, but world-over. We know it too well; no one reading this can be unaffected. And if you are at all like me, you may have been wondering why the national […]

THE LIFE OF THE HAPPY PRINCE – KIM CARPENTER APDG

On and off stage Background Oscar Wilde’s immortal tale of The Happy Prince has become a significant part of my career’s trajectory since 1992. As the founder and Artistic Director of Theatre of Image The Happy Prince was suggested to me as a potential theatre piece by my partner, Neil Hunt. It became our second […]

Vale Murray ‘Muz’ Gosson

Just wanted to say a few words about Murray. Murray ‘Muz’ Gosson passed away recently due to cancer. Murray was a very well known standby in Sydney for a long period of time. He did television and of course dominated the film side of it for many years doing the ‘big ones’, as I like […]

Vale Sally Jacobs: Illuminating designer and director

Sally Jacobs designed and directed for the stage since 1960. She worked for many years with UK director Peter Brook, designing some of his most influential productions and created set and costume designs for the Royal Opera House, The English National Opera, The Royal Court Theatre, Paines Plough, The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, Joseph Papp’s Public […]

Interview with Rennie Watson

How did you begin your career in Production Design?  I started as an actor and when I was going through acting school (Theatre Studies at NMIT) was always the student that preferred to be building the sets and making puppets for my class. It’s funny how you don’t see what is right in front of […]

Emerging Designers Spring Update

APDG Emerging Designers’ Committee was formed as a way to give a formal voice to the already active and dedicated community of up-and-coming designers. The committee seeks to enhance the representation of emerging designers within our industry, advocate for their issues, encourage opportunities through our guild and create a strong support network of emerging designers. […]

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