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President’s Letter – Summer 2021/2022

This year has been a very special year for the guild, as we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the APDG awards. Congratulations to all our nominees and award recipients, what dazzling display of talent and amazing work! More congratulations are due to Rebecca Whittington (APDG Business Manager), Michael Rumpf (Queensland Chair) and Queensland colleagues who put […]

Adventures on a W-Class Tram – A new kind of arts grant

Bronwyn Pringle In February 2021, Moreland City Council (through their Arts and Culture department, Arts Moreland) launched quite a unique kind of arts grant to simultaneously support local businesses and artists, called the Community Creator: Artist in Residence Program (CC:AIR). The grant involved a two-part application process where artists were invited to submit an EOI […]

10th Anniversary APDG Awards – Final Countdown!

With the 10th Anniversary APDG Awards less than a week away – here is everything you need to know! TICKETS! If you haven’t reserved your free ticket for the virtual event, you can reserve it HERE! THE HOST “Warmly funny, immediately relatable, fast on her feet.” -Time OutThe 10th Anniversary APDG Awards will be hosted […]

APDGreen Conversations: EcoScenography – linking sustainable practises across international borders

By Imogen Ross APDGreen Conversations is a Live Performance initiative that actively champions environmental actions made by Australian production designers working across film, TV, live events and live performance. In this Quarter’s newsletter, theatre designer Imogen Ross looks at the growing interest in sustainable practises at World Stage Design (WSD) and the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ), and […]


Covid strikes again with NSW, Victoria and ACT in lockdown which means that live performance, events and screen projects are drying up, or have been completely shut down. With much of that work generated from the eastern states it also means that the other states are feeling the downturn in work as well. Not a […]

Unleash your creativity at Vivid Sydney 2022

Music and Ideas EOI has been extended until Monday October 4, 2021. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the Vivid Sydney Music and Ideas program in 2022. Vivid Sydney warms the soul of our city with light artists, music makers and brilliant thinkers. From 27 May – 18 June 2022, Sydney will […]


On April 13th the APDG, in partnership with Docklands Studios Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts, held an introduction to the new possibilities of real time virtual production using LED Volume technology.  This emerging and rapidly developing field has the potential to make significant contributions to the way we tell screen stories by bringing together […]


“What we do isn’t merely a job. You have to hone your skills, workshop your craft, prioritise your art if you want it to develop.” Mentoring artists comes almost as naturally to Jason Baird as Special Make Up Effects does. There are very few senior artists and technicians in Australia in this field that haven’t worked with, […]

President’s Letter – Winter 2021

Congratulations to the newly elected 2021/2022 APDG Committee and thank you to those who served on the 2020/2021 Committee. This quarter, I would like to share my yearly AGM report.  It has been a tough year, 12 months of Covid pain and uncertainty in our industries with many colleagues facing tough times and financial hardship with little support […]

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