Archive for April, 2011

Preliminary eFlyer design for upcoming Theatre Studies practical project for Thea 330 – The Role of the Director .

The Woyzeck project is modelled for delivery in two modes: as a  short term Residential School exercise and as longer term on-campus project.
A classroom studio performance and theatre making exercise.
Teacher/Director, Sue Fell continues to explore Buchner’s play as a theatre craft teaching text.
Conversations over a few days, processing student responses to the first part of the learning program that is attached to this unit of study.
This includes dramaturgical research & online discussions they have contributed to.
Jammed/mashed contemporary music, visual arts, pop culture, Expressionism, cinema….
The resulting collborative eFlyer design samples Expressionism, particularly wood & lino cuts and the art deco qualities of font design –  Bauhaus.
eintraumaspiel  plays on the german word traumespiel (dream play) – splicing dream and trauma. 
A key element in the conceptualisation for this year’s work is the fact that it was the Expressionists that “discovered” Buchner by reviving his plays.
Subsequently, Woyzeck is now considered to be a seminal modern work globally.
This follows on from the 2009 Woyzeck Project: Woyzeck ein liebeslied.(A Love Song)


Here’s the second video collaboration between SVM & the Armidale Harmony Group International Students Sub Committee.

We’re launching into post production for the third piece – a Living Library project, a partnership project  between ISSC, the regional Office of the Dept of Education & Training & the City Memorial Library.

Here’s an insight into our town and its support of our international community.

Armidale Harmony Day 2011 from SVM on Vimeo.

One of a number of A/V showcase pieces assembled for the first Armidale Youth Council Youth Week Awards night held at Armidale PCYC Youth Club. Along with the growing profile of local sustainability work & organisations since 2008 has been the increasing engagement of young people in our community.

NE YouthLead Congress 2009 from SVM on Vimeo.

Losing a piece of Australia

Posted: April 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

Regional TV news today covered the announcement that Tamworth will have a new $15.2 million livestock saleyard facility.

Nearby, new rezoning threatens the community’s use of public lands – the commons, as the local Motorcycle Clubs and other motor sports are feeling the threat of redevelopment.

The various stakeholders – community, business & industry and local government are working towards solutions that will satisfy community access to facilities and urban landuse along with economic development. 

Nevertheless – this piece of Australiana will disappear from our cultural landscape.



Beef from SVM on Vimeo.

Cattle sale – Tamworth Saleyards 2009

One title, one transition, on board mike – no grading or sound mix. Loose editing.
No set ups, rapid framing, no manipulation of light or sound – point and shoot.
Intrude a little as possible, impose the least amount of ‘artifice’ on the ordinary – the day to day.
Shot with Panasonic NV-DS65 mini DV, SD. Cut in iMovie

Armidale Youth Week 2011

Posted: April 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

Youth Week 2011 in Armidale.

Ashley Johnston from Open Studio in Coffs Harbour ran a three day graf workshop for local youth which culminated in the launch of a Youth Street Art Gallery on the night of the Youth Council Awards Night.


SVM did the staging – and brushed in backdrop banner with stakeholder logos – Youth Council, National Youth Week & PCYC – all and sundry lead by Bruce Dennison tagged it up.

The Anaiwan banner was the sample piece Snarl used to teach basic techniques.

Hundreds of kids came through in the 3 days – the likes of which PCYC hasn’t seen for a long time.

The new Youth Council did an amazing job, recognising youth in a truly diverse way.

A great night to end the local Youth Week celebrations

Snarl left us with two big pieces – one on the cafe walls inside and the other under the carport – where he let fly in his own style.

Great to meet up with him after 7 years since we did the Skate Park Half Pipe panels (now lost) with Chris Halligan, Dennis Waters and a bunch of local boys.

Snarly Boy – you’re a legend.