Oceanarium Video project

March 15, 2016 // Colleen Hughson // No Comments // Posted in Blog, Community Projects

Are you someone who loves creating video footage of our amazing coastline – including above, around and under the sea? Then I’d love you to share your footage with the Fun4Kid’s Open Ocean Video Sphere.

I am seeking input from Beach-combers, surfers, divers, fishermen, drone flyers, water sports enthusiasts, marine scientists, bird watchers, photographers and everyone who loves Warrnambool’s beautiful coast.

I am gathering all sorts of video footage of our beautiful coastal setting – deep under water, rock pools, sandy beaches, crashing waves – to be used in a truly unique installation being created for children of this year’s Fun4Kids Festival. Read more.

Seaweed from First Ladies – Colleen Hughson on Vimeo.

What will be done with the video?

Once the video footage has been collected it will be used as the basis for a series of video editing workshops in which it will be made into short, experimental films to be incorporated in Oceanarium. Info about these workshops will be announced over the coming weeks. If you would like learn how to create a short video projection for the Fun4Kids Festival then please register your interest by emailing me.

Please click here for information about submitting material to this project.

What is Oceanarium?

Initiated by lead artist Becky Nevin, Oceanarium is a multi-artwork installation that is being created especially for Fun4Kids 2016. Four local artists will use a combination of textile art, sculpture and video to recreate the sensory richness of Warrnambool’s unique marine environment.

Get social with Oceanarium:

Join our Oceanarium Facebook page for updates. You can also share your Instagram photos celebrating our local coastline by using the hashtag #oceanarium3280.

If you would like to make your footage available for this project then please get in contact with me and I can send you an USB with a return mailing envelop for you to deliver your footage. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have. My email is colleen.firstladies@gmail.com or phone is 0400484471.

Do you have completed films about our local coastline?

I also have plans for a mini theatrette to screen community films at Fun4Kids 2016. So, if you have any age appropriate short films on the theme of the ocean (surf films, marine education etc) and would like them screened please get in touch.

Warrnambool P.S gets Strategic with a video

March 15, 2016 // Colleen Hughson // No Comments // Posted in Blog, Our Work

Part of Warrnambool Primary School’s updated strategic plan is to create a clear and efficient way for conveying its goals and vision. A video, with a simple message told by the people who love the school – the students and staff-, has been a great tool in explaining the strategic plan to the school community.

I created this video for Warrnambool Primary School in 2015 and it has been launched on their new website in 2016.

About Warrnambool Primary School from First Ladies – Colleen Hughson on Vimeo.

“Communicating to parents and the wider community is something that all schools work very hard to achieve, especially to a level where parents can easily articulate what is happening in the day to day running of the school. Involving First Ladies in developing the narrative of Warrnambool Primary and to help us tell the story of our new Strategic Plan has helped us enormously in making that become a reality. Colleen’s work exceeded our expectations. She has a knack of accurately depicting our values and bringing out the best in our students. Her work certainly speaks for itself.”

-Dean Clements  Ass. Principal Warrnambool Primary





FJ’s Christmas Garden Party 2015

March 15, 2016 // Colleen Hughson // No Comments // Posted in Blog, Community

What a wonderful day of colour, art, music, fashion, family and friends at the FJ’s Christmas Garden Party! It was fantastic to have members of the Jones family in town to witness a modern day Fletcher Jones Gardens Christmas Party and the launch of the Fletcher Jones panel.

FJs Christmas Garden Party 2015 from First Ladies – Colleen Hughson on Vimeo.

I ran around with my video camera and photo camera to capture the day for the Save the Silver Ball and Fletchers Gardens committee and posted this clip the following day on their facebook page.

The modern day Fletcher Jones Garden party and market is an initiative of the south-west arts collective F Project.

To read more about the Fletcher Jones Christmas Party please check out these links:

All in the family for FJs Christmas Picnic

Crowds flock to FJs garden party in Warrnambool | Photos