Edition 1

“Scarless the Movie” Premiere 1991

In early 1990 some of the past members of Westcom and their friends joined together to make a video movie which premiered twelve months later at the
Glasshouse Theatre in Melbourne.

Leading up to the night there was great anticipation for everyone involved as this was the first video “we” had collectively made since the closure of Westcom.

In this clip you will see part of the official speech made by Rob Stewart as he introduces the program for the Gala evening.

Early users of Turtle Video

This video is possibly one of the earliest interviews ever recorded at Turtle Video (18 Pier Street Altona).

Malcolm Cormack and Lassya Maksymyschyn (Shive), Turtle Video’s Centre Directors, talk about the people who were starting to use the center just three weeks after opening to the public in Aug 1974.

Unfortunately we don’t know who the interviewer was, however the British accent and the fact that other footage shows the same person visiting the Carlton Video Resource Centre suggests he may have been visiting from the UK and been involved with community work there.

Due to poor sound at the start of this clip, we have provided subtitles.

This video was shot by Brian Williams, Center Director of Footscray Community Video (95 Paisley Street Footscray)
Moving into the New:
The Creative Legacy of Lassya Maksymyschyn

To colleagues and friends in Melbourne's Community Access Video movement Lassya Maksymyschyn (Shive) exhibited a boundless curiosity. She took this with her when she went to live in the Yarra Valley.

Over the next years, fields she explored included hand weaving, computer-aided knitting machines, toy making, ceramics and computer games. Lassya relished the processes of design and construction.

An exhibition of some of this output was assembled at the Arts Centre, Warburton in 2015 by her daughter Romana Maksymyschyn and partner Malcolm Cormack.

A film was made of the exhibition: 'Moving into the New'.
Moving into the New:
Exhibit Video

This video was on continuous loop during the 'Moving into the New' exhibition.

It includes a segment with Lassya and Malcolm explaining how they came to be involved with Turtle Video, images of Lassya creating some of her works of art in their Yarra Valley studio, the video ‘Toys’ filmed and edited by rodneaimagemaker and examples of Graphic Designs by Lilliput Media.


Reuniting friends and members of Community Access Video Centres from Melbournes Western Suburbs, Victoria, Australia
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