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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 […]

INTERVIEW: HERBERT PINTER APDG

Herbert Pinter APDG received the APDG Design on Television Drama Award at the inaugural APDG Awards for his work on CloudStreet. Over a decade on, the APDG got in touch with Herbert to find out what the award meant to him and what he is doing now.   In addition to your APDG award, CloudStreet won several awards including […]

A WORD FROM OUR PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

Docklands Studios Melbourne has been a steadfast supporter of the Australian Production Design Guild awards since their inception in 2011. As a former producer, CEO Rod Allan has made it his mission to champion the skill and artistry of designers. In fact, many have long suspected he is a frustrated production designer masquerading as a studio […]

FAME LSA Interview – Stephen Curtis

FAME LSA is the Film, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law Students’ Association, a group of law students from University of Melbourne Law School, passionate about arts and culture. FAME aims to foster graduate student engagement with the creative industries by promoting creativity, facilitating professional development and offering skill building opportunities for those interested in all […]

Emerging Designers Update – December 2020

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

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