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Welcome Rebecca Whittington – APDG Administrator

Rebecca Whittington is the producer and creative director of Blunt Pacers (established 2015). Coming from Musica Viva, Rebecca has previously held positions as operations manager, artist development co-ordinator and tour manager for the International Concert Series and production manager for Musica Viva Festival. The Courier Mail has published several of her articles in its Viewpoint […]

Fiona Crombie shares her process on The Favourite

APDG member and Academy Award nominee, Fiona Crombie, is interviewed by APDG Vice-President Fiona Donovan.     In relation to The Favourite how do you find your way into the world of the film?  When you receive the script what is the process you go through to get to the first day of filming? The […]

2019 AGM Election Results

Congratulations to the 2019 APDG committee:  President – George Liddle APDG  Vice-President – Fiona Donovan APDG Treasurer – Valentina Iastrebova Live Performance Committee Chair – Stephen Curtis Screen Committee Co-Chairs – Tim Ferrier APDG and Scott Bird APDG Representative to the Australian Film Industry – Igor Nay Website Manager – Daniel Willis Facebook Manager – Jacinta […]

Congratulations Peter England – a Tony nomination for King Kong

APDG member and Tony Award nominee, Peter England, is in conversation with Live Performance Committee Chair, Stephen Curtis, in this fascinating article.  The brilliant work of Australia’s Live Performance designers is acknowledged here every year, through the APDG Awards and at other industry awards events. But it is an extra pleasure when an Australian designer and […]

President’s letter – Winter newsletter

Our beloved administrator, Caitlin, is about to leave us. This is sad news for us all as Caitlin has had a profound effect on the way the guild has performed over the two years she has been with us. Her wonderful personality, diligent attention to detail, great communication skills and work with Dan Willis and Peter Sheehan APDG […]

Autumn newsletter: President’s letter

Australian designers and design professionals continue to shine in the screen world, notably Fiona Crombie who earlier this year received a BAFTA award and an Oscar nomination for her work on The Favourite. Fiona joins a long list of Australian production designers, costume designers and make-up designers who in recent years have picked up prestigious […]


EXTRACT FROM DESIGNER ANNA CORDINGLEY’S PUBLIC PROGRAMS LECTURE FOR QAGOMA’S INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION: ‘OF WOMEN’ CONVERSATION 6.00pm Tuesday 25 September │Gallery 9, QAG Throughout history, artists and designers have used clothing, props and ornament to shape representations of women. In this two-part event, award-winning set and costume designer Anna Cordingley talked to Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow, Curatorial […]

Prague Quadrennial

APDG Live Performance committee member, designer, director and installation artist, Anna Tregloan, has for the last six years managed the Australian contribution to Prague Quadrennial – the prestigious 4-yearly international celebration of scenography. Here Anna reviews the 2015 Quadrennial, looks ahead to work well underway for PQ later this year 6 -16 June 2019, and […]

APDG Live Performance Survey Newsletter Leader

Live Performance Survey Live Performance Members will remember that late in 2017 we sent out a survey seeking feedback from designers on how they see their working relationship to the companies that employ us. It has taken some time to distil the results, but we would like to take this opportunity to share them with […]

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