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APDG 2018 Think Tank for Emerging Designers Wrap-Up

Following a successful Think Tank for emerging designers in 2014 which saw the development of the Mentor APDG program and the Fresh Blood Facebook group, we thought it was high time for another one. On August 21, 21 emerging designers gathered at NIDA in Sydney for a night of open discussions and robust questioning. Attendees […]

An interview with Jonathan Yeoman, from Yeo Creative Solutions

Yeo Creative Solutions are APDG’s newest Awards sponsor, joining us in 2017. Managing Director Jonathan Yeoman attended and presented at the Awards in Melbourne.  Many of our APDG members and practitioner friends are familiar with the design, services and products supplied by Yeo Creative Solutions. We caught up with Jonathan recently to learn more about […]

Dame Changer

Dame Changer is an Australian professional women’s collective, providing opportunities in training and networking for women in the screen industry. They are actively building awareness of gender bias and aim to break down the barriers to career growth being experienced by mid-career screen industry women. Dame Changer represents key screen business, creative and technical practitioners […]

Shabby Behaviour

Article by APDG Live Performance Committee Chair Stephen Curtis. Over the last month or so I have had 3 emails/phone calls from distraught young and emerging designers over the way they have been treated by producers, companies and directors on various productions. The issues range from directors not settling on a concept and constantly changing […]

NIDA 2019 Design Courses

NIDA 2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design for Performance) and Master of Fine Arts (Design for Performance) – applications close 31 October Become a world leader in Set and Costume Design, or Lighting Design NIDA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design for Performance) is an immersive practice-based course that equips students with the knowledge and skills […]

October newsletter: President’s letter

Welcome to the APDG’s spring newsletter. Excitement grows as we approach the 2018 APDG Awards. This year, I’m delighted to report that our awards managers have indicated that we have received over 160 entries, a record to date. This response reinforces our design community’s support for and recognition of the value of the awards. We […]

AFTRS 2019 Master of Arts Screen: Production Design

AFTRS Master of Arts Screen: Production Design is open for applications.  This 2-year intensive course is designed to nurture the next generation of visionary screen and broadcast storytellers who can work at the highest level of the screen industries. It offers emerging production designers, art directors, designers and artists the opportunity to be immersed in […]

Pine Gap, I Am Mother & The Nightingale Gala Screenings

Gala screenings of Adelaide productions ‘Pine Gap’ and ‘I Am Mother’, as well as Tasmania production ‘The Nightingale’ will premier this October at the Adelaide Film Festival. Production Designed by APDG members, we’re excited to see the final products! Pine Gap Trust but verify. Reveal their secrets but protect our own. Set in the intensely […]

2018 APDG Awards Announcement

Following the success of the 2017 APDG Awards, hosted by the brilliantly entertaining Adam Elliot at the Melba Spiegeltent Melbourne, the APDG is excited to announce the 2018 APDG Awards will be held in Sydney at the historic and unique Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst on Sunday 16 December. Start thinking about your creative work from the […]

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