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

Port Fairy, the most livable community in the World!

May 27, 2013 // Colleen Hughson // No Comments // Posted in Blog, Community

My latest project took me back to Port Fairy to record why people love living in their town so much.

I hooked up with filmmaker James Russell to capture vox pops at the Saturday Community Market and then raced back to the editing suite to have it online by the following morning. Granted we stayed up most of the night editing and arguing about what should stay and what should go. Problem was, we filmed way too much great stuff and it was such a shame to see it go. The reason for the quick turn-around was that Port fairy was celebrating their ‘Worlds Most Liveable Community’ win that weekend, along with the runner up over in Ireland. They had organised a live video conference so both communities could have a virtual celebration together on the Sunday. The video was part of that celebration.

We were delirious by 8.00am when we delivered the DVD for a screening on the Port Fairy Village Green but the free pancakes and applause made up for the lack of sleep

If you love wooden boats, you may find our short interview with Roger Haldane really interesting.