WIFTI Worldwide Webinar on Sustainable Wardrobe and Set: Women in film and television making a difference.

APDGreen Conversations had the opportunity to interview environmentally-focussed INSTA-fashionista Bunny Yan in December as part of the Women in Film and Television International webinar series. Bunny Yan produces an award-winning digital series called The Left Side Of Fashion that focuses on the fun and the fascinating side of impact-positive fashion around the world. She interviews […]


Congratulations to Brian Cox, who was the recipient of the Canal Road Artisan Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Anniversary APDG Awards. If you missed the virtual event, watch the clip below to see Michael Rumpf APDG announcing Brian’s award, a taste of Brian’s work and Brian’s acceptance speech. “I have nothing but admiration and praise […]

 APDGreen Conversations around the globe – 2021

“If theatre is to be part of the most vital conversation humanity faces, then it has to change its practice.” – Paddy Dillon, Theatre Green Book APDGreen Conversations has been involved with several exciting ecoscenographic projects happening recently, focussing production designers on environmental solutions. In this Quarter’s newsletter, theatre designer Imogen Ross reports back about conversations […]


Did you know that the levels of moderate to severe anxiety symptoms for Australian Entertainment Industry workers are 10 times higher than in the general population? Or that the  levels of depression symptoms are five times higher than in the general population? Or that Suicide attempts for Australian Entertainment Industry workers are more than double that of the […]

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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 […]

The Drover’s Wife  The Legend of Molly Johnson with Costume Designer Tess Schofield APDG

Leah Purcell wrote, directs and stars in this period Western about a determined mother protecting her children – a searing reimagining of Henry Lawson’s classic with an Indigenous female gaze.  It’s 1893 in the alpine country of Australia’s Snowy Mountains. On an isolated farm, the heavily pregnant Molly Johnson (Purcell) and her young children struggle to […]

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 […]