Sustainable Production Forum – A ‘green’ focus on Australia and New Zealand

Sustainable Production Forum (SPF) – A ‘green’ focus on Australia and New Zealand The Sustainable Production Forum is an annual global hybrid conference with the mission to connect people and stories, spark ideas, and advance sustainable practices. Green Spark Group, a world leader in sustainable production in the entertainment industry, is a foundational partner. Green Spark [...]

To Dye For

The Ecoscenography Reading Group  is a virtual platform for theatre makers (and friends) who are interested in exploring a variety of articles, books, plays and stories that forefront ecological ways of knowing. The Reading Group events aim to take place once every couple of months, with each session focusing on a specific text (or series [...]


For the first time in 40 years, live performance designers held their own Scenography and Performance Design working group at ADSA conference in November. ADSA is the peak academic association in Australia promoting the study of drama in any performing medium. The Scenography and Performance Design Working Group’s aim is to solidify the growing body [...]

APDGreen Conversations – Winter 2023

In this Quarter’s newsletter, Imogen Ross shares links and information about what is happening in the enviro- sphere, for both stage and screen peeps. Sustainable Theatres Australia and Sustainable Screens Australia have all recently launched new projects that promote environmental awareness and encourage designers, producers and makers to focus on reducing their carbon emissions on [...]

The Culture and Climate Report

Though not strictly 'design' focused, I want to share information about the recently released Culture for Climate: a preliminary study into how Australian performing arts organisations are responding to the global environmental crisis report, which I peer reviewed last month for the newly-formed Performance and Ecology Research Lab [P+ERL] based at Griffith University in QLD. The Climate for [...]

Climate and Sustainable Production Training

Ontario Green Screen offers FREE Climate Change and Sustainability training (and carbon calculation training) to people involved in screen production, in all on/off set roles. It also hosts sustainability resources, websites and libraries. It is based in Toronto in Canada, but being online, can be accessed by APDG members from wherever they might be. It [...]

APDGreen Conversations – Autumn 2023

In this Quarter’s update, multi-disciplinary designer Tobhiyah Stone Feller chats about her recent production at ATYP The Resistance and Imogen Ross adds loads of links and  information about upcoming sustainability,  carbon calculation and climate change seminars for both stage and screen peeps. Things are really taking off around the globe in the Eco-Design and sustainability [...]

The Resistance: Eco-Ethical Approaches

APDGreen Conversations: The Resistance - Eco-Conscious design choices with Tobhiyah Stone Feller Eco-design, as a new way of creating, takes part in altruistic and collective reasoning. Practising it becomes a way of taking care of our surroundings, our ecosystem, and ourselves. Social and environmental issues are an integral part of the eco-design process. The eco-responsible [...]