APDG & AIT are delighted to present an evening with


Exploring the design process on the world’s most watched TV series. AIT and APDG (Australian Production Design Guild) are delighted to welcome Deborah Riley back to Sydney during her Australian summer break from Game of Thrones. We will celebrate her work on the series and her Emmy Award for production design on the widely acclaimed series. Deborah will share her design experiences and give a talk on the design behind Game of Thrones at the AIT.

The Sydney Event is now sold out. Join the waiting list below to register your interest in this event if additional tickets become available!

Sydney Event

Friday, 26 February, 7pm – 9pm (6:30pm refreshments served).
Level 2, 7 Kelly Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007
This is a FREE event. Refreshments provided. Register Below.

Melbourne Event

Friday, 04 March, 7pm – 9pm (6:30pm refreshments served).
Level 8, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
This is a FREE event. Refreshments provided. Register Below.

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Deborah Riley

Production Designer

Starting her design study as an Architecture student at the University of Queensland in 1991 and going on to complete the Stage Design degree at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Deborah moved relatively quickly into the art department of film.

Starting on THE MATRIX in 1998 as a set designer, she then worked on ANNA AND THE KING in Malaysia and returned to Sydney for MOULIN ROUGE. The SYDNEY OLYMPIC CEREMONIES saw Deborah’s first involvement in large-scale event art direction. Mentored by the production designer Brigitte Broch, Deborah worked as her art director on REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES in Los Angeles followed by Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s 21 GRAMS, which shot in Tennessee and New Mexico. JINDABYNE and NIM’S ISLAND are two other notable films that Deborah worked on while in Australia. The ASIAN GAMES in Doha and the opening of the WORLD EXPO in Shanghai kept her hand in large scale special events.

In 2008, Deborah quietly moved to Los Angeles, but it was not until 2013 that the move paid off with her being hired as the new production designer on Season 4 of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES. Since then she has been awarded back to back Emmys and Art Director’s Guild awards for her work on the show. She was invited to speak at the Smithsonian Institution in 2015 on Visual Storytelling.

Deborah is soon to return to Belfast to start work on Season 7 of the epic medieval fantasy.

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Game of Thrones

Premieres 11am April 25th on showcase

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