Last night, the Australian Production Design Guild heralded the design talents of the stage and screen industries at Doltone House in Pyrmont, Sydney.
In a beautiful Bauhaus setting, by production designer Kitty Taube, Australia’s best were celebrated and awarded. Bauhaus inspired seating supplied by Vampt Vintage Furniture adorned the stage; the audience seat cards, broadsheet program both created by designer Paul Matthews, and ambient blue, yellow and red lighting transported us to the era.
Oscar award winner Adam Elliot, was a fitting master of ceremonies, bringing his unique sense of humour and style to the event, keeping the awards presentation moving. Other presenters on the night included Margaret Pomeranz from the ABC’s ‘At the Movies’, Sarah Stollman, Head of Screen Design at AFTRS, Rod Allan, CEO of Docklands Studios Melbourne, and designer of the infamous L.A. Noire game for Rockstar Games, Simon Wood.
Post award celebrations were held in the beautiful Signorelli Gastronomia restaurant next door, hosted by Presenting Partner Docklands Studios Melbourne. The food was sensational, in an intimate yet fulfilling affair.
The highlight of the night was the presentation of the last award, the Cameron Creswell Agency 2012 APDG Award for Outstanding Contribution to Design, awarded to Roger Kirk. An Australian costume designer primarily for stage and film, he has also won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design for The King and I and was nominated for 42nd Street.
Please see the full list of winners for The 2012 APDG Awards for Excellence in Stage and Screen Design below or watch the winners clips at Showreel Finder.
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Award recipients for 2012
The AFTRS 2012 APDG Award for Student Design
The Digistor 2012 APDG Award for Design on a Television Drama
Patrick Reardon, Production Designer
Scott Bird, Art Director
The Next Printing 2012 APDG Award for Design on a Television Production
Christopher Batson, Production Designer
Paul Faure-Brac, Art Director
The Autodesk 2012 APDG Award for Design on a Short Film
Karen Murphy, Production Designer
The Photoplay Films 2012 APDG Award for Design on an Advertisement
Annie Beauchamp, Production Designer
Nicki Gardiner, Art Director
Edward Cotton, Assistant Art Director
Commonwelth Bank of Australia
The 2012 APDG Award for Design on an Event
The Electric Canvas, Designers
City Life as part of Vivid Sydney
The 2012 APDG Award for Costume Design for Stage
Jennifer Irwin, Costume Designer
Warumuk (Bangarra Dance Theatre and The Australian Ballet)
The Hero Frock Hire 2012 APDG Award for Costume Design for Screen
Louise Wakefield, Costume Designer
The MAC Australia 2012 APDG Award for Makeup
Wendy de Waal, Make-up and Hair Designer
The 2012 APDG Award for Drawing
Nasser Samman, Artist
Think Pink Masquerade Ball
The WYSIWYG 3D 2012 APDG Award for Visual Effect
Bill McGuire Production, Designer
To the Last Drop
The Animal Logic 2012 APDG Award for Title Design
Scott Geersen, Designer (Cutting Edge)
The 2012 APDG Award for Stage and Screen Craft
Will Colhoun, Director
The 2012 APDG Award for Design for a Theatre Production
Gabriela Tylesova, Production Designer
Love Never Dies
The Docklands Studios Melbourne 2012 APDG Award for Design for a Feature Film
Roger Ford, Production Designer
Lucinda Thomson, Art Director
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
The Cameron Creswell Agency 2012 APDG Award for
Outstanding Contribution to Design
Roger Kirk, Production Designer