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Alumna artist commissioned to create the face of TAC's latest road safety campaign

25 Jul 2016

Alumna artist Patricia Piccinini has been commissioned to create a sculpture for the TAC's latest road safety campaign. Find out more via The Age.

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From rubbish to riches: Jon Cattapan wins Queensland's richest art prize

25 Jul 2016

Associate Professor Jon Cattapan has been awarded the $50,000 Gold Award by the Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland. Read more via the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin.

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Basil Sellers Art prize: alumnus' winning work captures agony of sporting defeat

25 Jul 2016

Alumnus artist Richard Lewer has been awarded a $100,000 prize for his compendium of paintings that highlight the stresses and strains of sports stars. Read more via The Guardian.

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Cris Jones on The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

22 Jul 2016

Alumnus director Cris Jones discusses his debut feature, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, this year's Melbourne International Film Festival opening film. Read the article via Pursuit.

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Theatre with a Pulse and OpticNerve

22 Jul 2016

Theatre director and founder of OpticNerve Performance Group Tanya Gerstle discusses her latest project: an adaptation of George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss, via Pursuit.

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For lovers of graffiti, Pokémon Go is old hat

20 Jul 2016

Pokemon Go demonstrates how graffiti has grown into a new form of social media, argues Dr Lachlan McDowall. Read more via the Conversation.

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Alumna artist Esther Stewart wins Sulman Prize

16 Jul 2016

Alumna artist Esther Stewart has won the 2016 Sulman Prize i the 2016 Archibald Prize Awards in Sydney. Read more via the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Alumna Louise Hearman wins Archibald Prize 2016 for Barry Humphries portrait

15 Jul 2016

Melbourne artist and alumna Louise Hearman has won the Archibald Prize 2016 for her portrait Barry, an oil on masonite painting of comedian Barry Humphries. Read more via The Guardian.

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University welcomes support for music education in Southbank

12 Jul 2016

The University of Melbourne has welcomed this morning’s State Government announcement that will pave the way for the construction of a state-of-the-art building for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM). Read the media release.

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Science and art collide as performers tackle climate change

07 Jul 2016

In a double first, the world-renowned Performance Studies International (PSi) conference is headed to Australia and opening its doors to the public, with Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development Richard Frankland appearing as the keynote speaker. Read the media release.

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Disaster relief, a dish best served bold

07 Jul 2016

Artists Dawn Weleski and Jen Rae are taking discussions about food and climate change to a new level for a disaster-relief scenario in North Melbourne Town Hall. Read more va Pursuit.

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Womin Jeka: a choir with the desire to inspire

30 Jun 2016

Sopranos Deborah Cheetham AO and Shauntai Batzke are leading a unique choral performance at the University of Melbourne of a song in the Woi Wurrung language. Read more via Pursuit.

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