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Animation in the 80s: the view from Melbourne

24 May 2016

Film animation was in its infancy in 1970s Australia, but the 1980s offered glimpses of a sustainable home-grown industry for the artform according to lecturer and alumnus Robert Stephenson. Read more via Pursuit.

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VCA & MCM May e-newsletter

23 May 2016

Read the May edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.


Foundation student director selected for St Kilda Festival Top 100 program

20 May 2016

Film and television Foundation student Nikki Richardson's film We're Here Now has been selected for the St Kilda Film Festival's Top 100 Australian Shorts program. She spoke to We Are Moving Stories ahead of her screening and Reel Women Make Films forum appearance. 

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Chopin, the Nazis, and the Spanish piano

20 May 2016

The piano on which Chopin composed his Preludes had an afterlife involving a Polish-French pianist and confiscation by the Nazis during the Second World War, writes Honorary Principal Fellow Dr Paul Kildea. Read more via Pursuit.

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Production alumna wins 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Award

18 May 2016

Production alumna Julia Truong (BProd 2013) has been awarded the AustralianSuper Career Kick Started award at the 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Awards for her volunteer, not-for-profit and community work. Read more.

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Film in 1970s Melbourne — the enduring human drama

17 May 2016

Every human being has a story to tell, but these three student films from the 1970s offer lessons that go way beyond the individual writes award-winning author Arnold Zable. Read more via Pursuit.


Songwriting as solace

13 May 2016

Making music helps people come to terms with traumatic life changes writes music therapist Professor Felicity Baker. Read more via The Conversation.

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Cool All at Onceness: Australian film in the 1960s

13 May 2016

Film and television alumnus Ian Baker's 1968 short film, shot while a student, reveals much about the state of the Australian film industry at the time. Honorary Fellow Dr John Hughes explores 1960s Australian film via Pursuit.


Review: Stephanie Lake presents CRUSH

12 May 2016

Can modern dance be funny? The Plus Ones review Stephanie Lake's CRUSH - find out what they thought of our third-year dance season.

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[WATCH] Terms of Engagement: Ethics and Participatory Art

12 May 2016

What responsibilities do artists have to the communities in which they practice? An expert panel of artists and academics discussed the role of ethics in participatory art in our Terms of Engagement forum - watch the video now.

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Alumni artists and performers front and centre at 2016 Next Wave Festival

07 May 2016

As this year's instalment of the annual arts festival kicks off, we take a look at some of the Faculty of VCA & MCM alumni involved in Australia's platform for a new generation of artists taking creative risks. 

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Bollywood: movies with rich rewards

04 May 2016

Indian movies have much to offer the Western film fan willing to give the genre a go. Film lecturer Luke Devenish recommends five classic movies to get started with via Pursuit.

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