Friends of Aileu scholarship program trivia fundraiser

125 trivia enthusiasts contributed their support to the recent Friends of Aileu organisation Trivia Night fundraiser held at Coburg Town Hall. The evening raised an incredible $8,500 for the Aileu University Scholarship Program

Since 2004, the scholarship program has provided a total of over $140,000 to assist 110 young people from Aileu complete a total of 660 semesters of university study locally in Dili, Timor-Leste and wider Indonesia.

Pictured here are Hume Cr Karen Sherry and MC Barry Morgan presenting the photo to the excited winner of Jorge’s donated black and white portrait,  Tia Luciana, which contributed $530 to the total funds raised. 

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Vicdeaf Heroes raise 21K

 

Congrats to all the Vicdeaf Heroes who smashed Run Melbourne in chilly conditions, raising over $21,000 for their community! Our photographer Robert Keely captured all the athletes in action. 
 

Expression Australia launches new branding

We recently did a 3 day shoot assignment for Vic Deaf, as part of a an exciting rebranding and a new name and logo for the organisation - Expression Australia. Inspired by the Deaf community and the language of Auslan, Expression Australia represents the unique and diverse modes of communication of the Deaf community. This shoot was hot on heels capturing Vic Deaf Heroes athletes at Melbourne Run in chilly conditions, raising an awesome 21K for their community!  

Global Indigenous Runway tickets on sale

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As part of Melbourne Fashion Week, we can't wait to capture the Global Indigenous Runway again this year. The event features high end fashion by Indigenous designers from outback Australia to New Zealand and Pacific, and the Rocky Mountains of Canada. Tickets are now on sale for September 2 at 7pm at the National Gallery of Australia. Head to http://globalindigenousmanagement.com/
 

VMC celebrates 35 years!

A very happy 35th anniversary  to Victorian Multicultural Commission, celebrated with a huge party at Immigration Museum in Melbourne last week. We've spent a a decade capturing Cultural Diversity Week - & in 2018, we became sponsors of the growing VMC Film Festival Competition. Here's to continuing to support Victoria’s cultural, linguistic and religious  as a strong independent voice!

Most liveable suburb of the future Yarrabend

Yarrabend is design, innovation, technology and community rolled into one. It is a brand new suburb launched by progressive property developers Glenvill. 

We were called in by PR’s Isle of Lime to capture imagery for the launch of this dynamic urban renewal development project. 

Recognised by The Future Lab as being at the forefront of global liveability, YarraBend is projected to be one of The World’s Most Liveable Suburbs by 2025. Coined as the ‘suburb of the future’, the project encapsulates ideas across technology, health and wellness, the arts, gastronomy, knowledge and sustainability.

Filmmaker Natalia Chernaya wins Encouragement Award

Filmmaker Natalia Chernaya wins Encouragement Award

Congratulations to Director Natalia Chernaya for winning our Encouragement Award at the VMC Film Festival Competition. Her film ‘Outcasting’ opens up the conversation about diversity from a different angle - the actors perspective. We can’t wait for her to begin her internship with us over the coming year!

We also congratulate Filmmaker Natalie Cunningham who won the 'People's Choice' Award of VMC Film Festival 2018!'You Know What? I Love You’. This tale of family and tradition was inspired by filmmaker Natalie Cunningham's conversations with her grandmother, Giannoula Panagiotopoulos. On a sunny afternoon, the two women reflect on life, from the cheekiness of childhood mischief to the sadness of losing those we most love. Natalie also won our professional portrait shoot at the VIP event at the festival. 

All five winning films for 2018 are now available for viewing on the VMC Film Festival You Tube Channel and will also be screened in the Theatrette at the Immigration Museum (400 Flinders Street, Melbourne), every hour throughout the weekend of 16 and 17 June 2018. Access to the screenings will be free. 

 

 Filmmaker Natalia Chernaya, Director of Outcasting and winner of Encouragement Award at the VMC Film Festival

Filmmaker Natalia Chernaya, Director of Outcasting and winner of Encouragement Award at the VMC Film Festival

Official Sponsor of VMC Film Festival Competition

We're super excited to be an Official Sponsor for the second VMC Film Festival competition at ACMI on May 24 held by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, where we will be awarding a winner an internship at Artificial Studios. We love supporting emerging celluloid talent and can't wait to meet the awardee. To celebrate, we are also throwing in complimentary face painting by Purple Pigeon and an opportunity to win a professional portrait shoot to the value of $350!

Shortlisted entries will be investigating the following question: how has multiculturalism shaped our society in Victoria, and what role should it play in our future identity? Grab your tix fast at the following link to see some powerful tales of diversity across Victoria, exploring what multiculturalism means to us now and into the future.
 https://culturaldiversityweek.vic.gov.au/…/vmc-film-festiv…/

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ArtChain raises $4million

Congratulations to our new client ArtChain Global, who recently raised a staggering $4 million of seed funding in 48 hours, enabling expansion of their reach into international markets. The Melbourne-founded startup puts high-value artworks on the blockchain, a system that tracks artworks through their ownership history, thereby guaranteeing their authenticity.

From left: Byron Ding, Greg Adamson, Kay Sprague, Cameron MacQueen, Sharon Orbell.

Serco awards Acacia Prison team

It's always a pleasure working with our client Serco - they have great culture and values. Serco recently awarded Acacia Prison’s healthcare team for its work supporting welfare of prisoners via rehabilitation and reintegration programs.The award recognised Acacia Prison's strategy in improving its care of patients in prison, while boosting staff morale and making the prison healthcare centre a great place to work. Well done!

 Global Serco award for Acacia health services

Global Serco award for Acacia health services

A decade of Cultural Diversity Week

A decade of Cultural Diversity Week

2018 marks Jorge's decade milestone milestone shooting Cultural Diversity Week, held by the Victorian Multicultural Commission! Can't hurt that he gets to multi-task, taking in so many awesome tunes from Culture Wavers (pictured right), Kira Piru and Sampa the Great and many more down at Fed Square. The exciting week was wrapped up with the Premiers Gala Dinner.

We're also super excited to be an Official Sponsor for the second VMC Film Festival competition at ACMI on May 24, where we will be awarding a winner an internship at Artificial Studios.  

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Indigenous Fashion at VAMFF

We were so proud to capture the glamour of the Global Indigenous Runway 2018 event at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Festival in March.  Featuring the world’s largest presentation of Indigenous models, stunning high end fashion by Indigenous designers from Australia, NZ, the Pacific and Canada were showcased. 

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JDRF Fundraising Gala

Botanica events in Melbourne and Perth broke JDRF annual Gala fundraising records on Saturday 17th of June. Over $1.06 million was raised towards the national Gala total. The star power of MCs Eddie McGuire (Perth) and Joel Creasy (Melbourne) saw guests offering generous donations to the T1D community. 

Tango Touch

A hybrid of movements, sounds and images from Melbourne public spaces and from the tradition of Argentine tango dance sets the stage to explore interactively how a direct and shared experience of the sense of touch can enhance our bodily connection with self and others.

The City of Gods

The City of Gods is a spin off of the NZ Maori creation story and exposes a deeper meaning behind Tane’s treachery. With a modern twist and flare of Indigenous fashion couture we will capture and bring this story to life in the laneways of Melbourne City, Australia.

Yamaha TVC

Last September we worked with Yamaha to produce their 2016 Television Commercial which aired nation wide over the Christmas period. We had the pleasure of using the incredible space at Bakehouse Studios in Richmond and it was an amazing experience working along side the dedicated Yamaha team. Here’s the final ad and check out the behind the scenes stills.

Cultural Diversity Week

Cultural Diversity Week brings together Victorians from all walks of life to promote community harmony and celebrate the many cultures that make our state so vibrant. View post to look at some dynamic images.

Deaf artist can hear once more

Sarah Tracton has two cochlear implants and says she's proud to be part machine part human.
The artist suffered from gradual hearing loss, leading to complete deafness in her 20s while she was completing her first art degree.

A leader in Australian Law Reform

"Law is a human instrument and is inevitably flawed, and some sometimes those flaws create injustice. What I'm interested in is how to rectify injustice, particularly for people who are powerless."