The Gemstone Collector
Do you know why the small town of Mortlake gets the title ‘Olivine Capitol of the World’?
Alan Wood loves to fossick and his favorite stone is Olivine, found at Mount Shadwell, Mortlake. Step inside his art studio to see his amazing displays of gemstones and minerals. And find out why Olivine really is the best.
Interviewer: Dusty Stapleton
Interview Camera: Lachie G & Lachie H
Faceting Demonstration filmed by Jess
Mt Shadwell Fossicking filmed by Taylah
Gemstone Displays filmed by Jordan, Isla, Keely, Brodie & Imogen
This film was created as part of the ‘Mortlake Shines’ Project
Between April - June 2013, St. Colman’s School grade five and six students took part in a filmmaking project on iPads. Students were mentored through the process of creating a short documentary by resident artist, Colleen Hughson. The Students chose people and subjects of interest from within the local community creating their film using iPad technology
Mortlake Shines is a partnership project between St.Colman’s Primary School, Mortlake and ‘Artists in Schools - A Victorian Government Initiative