Thursday, 12 January 2017

Words from Tricia Ray

The last few months have been pretty challenging as we have been waiting for things to fall into place with our move to the new space in Subi. With the cafe being finally approved, we are all really excited about moving in this week. It's going to be a big job, however it'll all be worth it!

I am totally amped for this year! I'm looking forward to what 2017 is going to bring for the Colosoul group. Coming into our 12th year, I am reminded of all those sleepless nights in the early years, the lows and highs of starting a not-for-profit organisation. If you ask me if I would have chosen to do anything different, I would say no. It's been a big journey and there's still an awesome journey ahead. I love my Colosoul crew!

What does Colosoul mean to me? Something huge impacting the heart of the person. I am sold out to seeing young people being supported by the arts industry and their ideas being pursued for something greater than even they would have ever expected. Passion will drive you to move and climb the highest mountain, and you will never stop talking about it.

Stay creative and pursue your passions. Meet Colosoul

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Words from Callan Avis

Now that we are finally moving into our new space, myself and Amy can now start organising furniture for the Lepak office.

When we saw what we had to work with, we realised that there wouldn't be enough space to be able to do what we really wanted to do with it. So, I have drawn up a design plan to try and utilise the space that we have. Amy and I are hoping that being in the new space means that we can start getting things on track with workshops, shoots and much more! We have some excellent new ideas that we want to put to use as soon as we officially settle in to the office.

I have a lot of confidence in myself and Amy. I believe we have what it takes to make a strong team in a strong environment. We are both excited to pull everything together and create something really great for Lepak Media.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Words from Amy Pennington-Fryer

I've studied media for seven years now and as soon as I graduated from university I moved over to Perth from the UK.

When I discovered Colosoul, I couldn't wait to be apart of such a creative and inspiring team. I joined the social media department, but it's great that you can get involved in as many or as little projects that you like- they have a range of different areas that suit everyone's personal likes and dislikes.

Being part of Colosoul means that I really get to utilise the knowledge and skills that I have gained over the years and apply them with an afency that share the same passion and interests as I do.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to word a day in your life!

Monday, 14 November 2016

Words from Renee Campbell-Sobers

Today is Renee's final day working on the Social Media team at Colosoul before she heads home to Canada! (**sad face***) Renee has written a few words for the Colosoul blog about her time at Colosoul and what she has learnt while being here. We wish you all the best Renee and hope you come back to visit us soon! 

My experience at Colosoul has definitely been one of the highlights of my time in Australia. I enjoyed working with creative like-minded people and they were all around my age!

I love being able to relate to the people I work with. Another thing that stood out during my time at Colosoul was the opportunity to work on different projects. It doesn't matter what department you're in or whether you're experienced in that area or not; if you had an interest, you could have an input. You can't get that type of hands- on experience everywhere.

The three months I spent at Colosoul has really peaked my interest in marketing, advertising and public relations. So much so that I'm thinking of doing it as a career! Working with Tegan to promote POP Creative was great, she was very kind and helpful. I think what I'll miss most are the people, even though you see ten million different faces throughout the week it's never a dull moment at the office.

I'm sad to leave but I wish everyone at Colosoul good luck with everything they do!

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Words from Amy King

I am currently the head of film at Lepak Media; our film and photography initiative within Colosoul. This is my first time in a leadership position which is a little scary, but I'm determined to give it my all and to learn what it takes to become a successful leader.

I'm grateful to Colosoul for give me this chance, especially since I've struggled to get work within the arts and media industry for so long. Rejection can feel a bit demoralising sometimes, so this new role has really given me the confidence boost I need to trust my skills and capabilities as a leader. 

I just finished my degree and I'm absolutely exhausted. I had been there for 4 years, but I'm also so glad it's over. It's a strange feeling leaving Uni. For me, Uni was my comfort zone and it became an excuse to put my dreams on hold. 

Now I have no excuse to get out into the real world and pursue them. It can be a tad daunting and overwhelming but I'm determine to put in the hard work so I can start the next chapter in my life and turn dreams into reality. 

I'm really excited about moving into out new Colosoul space, once the stress of moving is over. Our new studio space will be 3x the size of our old one which will give us a lot more creative freedom. So I'm particularly excited about that :D

Monday, 31 October 2016

Words from Micky

It's been three days since I shaved my head. In that time I ran an event, saw my boyfriend and his family and went to work. I can safely say that I'm sick of people randomly touching my head and my head is always cold. Even when it's hot, it's cold.

I invested in flower crowns and a cat hat for the days when I don't feel alright with it. Yesterday was one and I work this black and red gothic day of the dead flower crown, to which a coworker told me I looked like a birthday present. I'm still not sure how to take that.

Everyone keeps saying how brave I am and how proud they are of me. I disagree. I made a decision to shave my hair. A lot of people who undergo chemo don't get that choice and have to fight everyday. Not just with their own self-consciousness, but a terrible disease as well.

I will never be as brave as someone who has been through that.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Michaela's shaving her head for Breast Cancer Care WA!!!

Our Colosoul Events Assistant Michaela Gorin will be shaving her hair to raise money for Breast Cancer Care WA this Friday the 28th of October.

Each day, Michaela will be videoing how she is feeling ahead of Friday's event. We are so proud of you Michaela and are all behind you!

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