Archive for May, 2014

Lorina’s fundraiser and seminar for her film My Grandmother’s Country is a success, raising over $500. Here she is presenting a 1hr seminar talking about her grandmother and her family’s story.



SVM has been in pre-production on a third collaboration with historian Lorina Barker on a 10 minute Doc called My Grandmother’s Country. 

Mentoring on script development and assembling crew. Will also provide second camera operation, working alongside former mentee Brendan Blacklock. SVM will also edit the piece. Producer – Fran Dobbie. A Metro Screen Breaks project. Shooting late June in Bourke, Brewarrina & Tibooburra.


Lorina’s summary of the project:
“This project will draw together the documentary evidence, including archival records and academic research both written and oral, with my family/community members’ stories, memories and experiences. This film will also add to existing literature about the Wangkumara people’s culture, history and forced removal in 1938 to Brewarrina Aboriginal Station, known to the residents as ‘The Mission’ or ‘Old Mission’ and the Wangkumara people’s walk-off in 1941 because of unbearable living conditions at ‘The Mission’.

It is both a personal and collective account of the impact of past government policies on Aboriginal people. More importantly, it retraces visually through film the journey home to Country (Tibooburra).”

Claire & Finn – two of the young volunteers at NERAM have begun to process some of the selfies taken for the interFACE project into digital art pieces by manipulating them in photoshop. We’ve collected over 600 images in 3 weeks!

Here’s one of Claire’s pieces



And one of Finn’s





Annie Larsen, co-facilitator with Pat Hunter


SVM Represents

Posted: May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

SVM Represents

Volunteer Awards 2014

Collecting a Volunteer Awards nomination on behalf of NERAM and their volunteers at Armidale Dumaresq Council – recognising those that took part in the Big Birthday bash at the Black Gully Festival – a celebration of Armidale’s 150th and 30 years for both NERAM and the Armidale Tree Group.