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13th December 2023
It's tomorrow night!

ACS NSW December Drop-in and Xmas Party
Thursday 14th December
at Arri Australia
B Building, Suite 2, 12 Julius Avenue, North Ryde
Food, drinks & good times!
FREE, and all members, sponsors and friends WELCOME
Please RSVP to Aleksei Vanamois HERE
See You There!
Callan Park set to be a permanent film hub in State Government arts & culture overhaul!

Labor’s long-awaited 10-year strategy for the state’s arts and culture and creative industries, Creative Communities, was unveiled on Tuesday.

A cornerstone priority is to “unlock” under-utilised spaces held by the NSW government, with Callan Park, the White Bay Power Station and the old Registrar-General’s building on Macquarie Street identified as places that could address the NSW’s cultural “venue deficit”.

Heritage buildings in Rozelle’s Callan Park stood in for the fictional 1850s colonial town of Port Victory in Disney’s The Artful Dodger. The 61-hectare parkland is a production home for Rebel Wilson’s musical comedy The Deb, and Curio Pictures is filming The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

Beyond these film projects, more would be done to secure a “steady pipeline of production” at Callan Park, Arts Minister John Graham told the Herald.

Read the full SMH article HERE
Snaps from the Combined Guilds Christmas Party
Held last week at Watson's, EQ
 A crowd of over 150 attendees on the night.
L-R: David Gribble ACS, Gary Phillips ACS, Rosemary Reid and Bryn Whitie enjoy the event.
L-R: AWG members Gina Roncoli and Renée Brack, ACS NSW President Carolyn Constantine ACS
Bradfield College
Equipment Drive
Looking for donations of equipment!
Bradfield College is a unique high school for year 11 and 12 students run through NSW TAFE on the grounds of St Leonards TAFE.  It especially caters for young adults that don’t fit into the traditional school system with a strong focus on the creative industries.

The students are highly motivated and relatively mature and the program is ambitious. Because of its connection with TAFE, the school’s focus is on vocational as well as artistic expression. For example, next year they will have around 100 students enrolled in the TAFE Cert 3 course in Screen and Media, and 160 students will make a collaborative film next year as part of a workplace project. Here is a 
link to the school. In the last 4-5 years the enrollment in visual arts at the school has tripled, which has placed quite a bit of pressure on their resources.
What they need:
Lighting modifiers. e.g. C stands, light shaping tools such as cutters, blacks, diffusion, bounce boards. Also micro LED’s
Canon EF or Sony E lenses.  Particularly primes or 2.8 zooms, macro, shift/tilt
Camera filters
Light weight tripods
Slider, gimbal, pocket jib
Anything else considered!
Empty out the garage before Christmas!
Contact Peter Coleman ACS HERE TO DONATE

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