Archive for June, 2012

SVM has just completed a major project for Australian AID – this is framed in a website mock up/shell for 17 short videos shot in Feb 2012 that harness the stories of how support through AusAID Fiji’s 12 year Australian Civil Society Support Program has helped to change people’s lives.

With colleague Shirley Tagi two suites of media work were recorded and produced – a video series called Talanoa Digital and radio pieces titled Davui – Voices of Change.


AusAID_TalanoaDigital Part 1- Enterprise from SVM on Vimeo.


Here’s a short piece made ahead of a Winter Solstice Fundraising lunch being held at the NERAM Harvest Cafe Sunday June 24 in Armidale, Northern NSW.

Footage from Spring 2011 and Winter 2012 – the garden has been laid over old clay tennis courts that have been derelict for many years.

While Rio+20 fails to achieve any sgnificant action there are people at grass roots level who are finding they can contribute in some small way.

Armidale Community Garden Winter Solstice Celebration from SVM on Vimeo.


SVM in partnership with Starfish Enterprises Network has worked on a research consultancy with the community of Tamworth since late 2011.

Our task has been to find models of governance and management, youth services integration and a potential business model for the proposed new Youth Hub/Centre in Tamworth.

Our final major consultative activity has been a workshop with stakeholders from the youth services sector, community members and young people. 

The new centre will be built in Coledale and not only will it provide structured recreational and diversional activity for kids, it will be a focal point for the delivery of services to the youth of Tamworth and region.