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Rolland Pike opens his bag of tricks

Rolland Pike loves a challenge – just as well because the Melbourne set decorator transformed his home town into Africa for a major new film, working closely with a Chinese director who speaks very little English. Rolland explains how he teamed up with Production Designer Jeff Thorpe to work on The Whistleblower, a Chinese-Australian co-production […]

Interview with Production Designer – Ben Bangay

Production Designer Ben Bangay on his life, career and upcoming TV Series, Secret Bridesmaids’ Business. APDG member Ben Bangay, is interviewed by APDG member Courtney Westbrook. How​ ​did​ ​you​ ​get​ ​involved​ ​in​ ​becoming​ ​a​ ​Production​ ​Designer​? I studied visual communication/graphic design and had always been interested in the ability good designers had to interpret the […]

Anna Tregloan: Prague Quadrennial of performance space and design

The PQ Exhibition grounds, The Industrial Palace – Photo by Kate Bliss APDG member Anna Tregloan shares her experience at the Prague Quadrennial In June this year we were very proud to present four exceptional Australian artists as well as share in the work of many others at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Space and […]

Interview from the Audrey Journal – Antoinette Barbouttis

Over the last 2 years emerging Greek-Australian designer/theatre-maker and APDG member Antoinette Barbouttis has been talking to young female designers for a series of interviews for Audrey online magazine. Interviews by Antoinette Barbouttis originally published online in Audrey Journal AudreyJournal.com.au, kindly republished here with their permission. We are thrilled to be able to include these interviews over future APDG newsletters, beginning here […]

Interview from the Audrey Journal – Anna Gardiner

By: Antoinette Barbouttis Date: 7 Apr 2018 This is the second in a series of interviews celebrating the female designer – specifically female set designers. Anna Gardiner and I met when we collaborated on repertory shows for Sport for Jove back in 2014. Since graduating from WAAPA in 2008, Anna has firmly established herself in Sydney, notably […]

The Show Must Go On

THE SHOW MUST GO ON to premiere on ABC as part of Mental Health Week Tuesday October 8 at 9.30pm on ABC + iview View trailer The Show Must Go On, a film shining a spotlight on mental wellbeing in the entertainment industry, will premiere on Tuesday October 8 at 9.30pm on ABC + iview […]

Jo Briscoe: Prague Quadrennial of performance space and design

Ingenuity under pressure: Australian Student exhibition at PQ19 Australia was well represented at the Prague Quadrennial in 2019, with exhibitions in both the Countries and Regions and the Student sections, as well as several speakers and professional and academic attendees. The themes of PQ19 were Imagination.  Transformation.  Memory.  For the first time ever, the Australian […]

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 […]

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