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Bill Henson: 'I am quite comfortable with the fact my pictures disturb people'

14 Feb 2017

A visit to the celebrated alumnus photographer’s Melbourne compound reveals an uncompromising intellectual at work. Read more via smh.com.au.

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Melbourne's rough sleepers are attracting tourists with their street art

01 Feb 2017

How do Melbourne's rough sleepers attract art fans to Melbourne's laneways? Street artist and lecturer Chris Honig explains via The Conversation.  

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Paris fashion sculptor alumna Sarah Harmarnee turns Tuscany horse photographer

16 Jan 2017

Alumna artist Sarah Harmarnee's first love was horses, with sculpture a close second. She's built a career out of both, and rubbed shoulders with fashion icons Ann Wintour and Alexander McQueen along the way. Read more via the Australian Financial Review.

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Jon Cattapan, artist, on his Melbourne art tram

26 Oct 2016

Jon Cattapan, visual artist and Deputy Director of the Victorian College of the Arts, discusses his work for the 2016 Melbourne Art Trams project. Read more via Pursuit.

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Art+Australia to be re-launched by Bill Henson

24 Oct 2016

Australia’s premier art journal Art + Australia will be launched in a new print format by celebrated Australian artist Bill Henson on 28 October.

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Bringing 3D printing to life

22 Oct 2016

Art PhD candidate expert Emilie Walsh introduced our animation students to the wonderful world of 3D printing – with fantastic results. Read more via The Research Bazaar blog.

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Unearthing Australian art? It’s a Minefield

17 Oct 2016

In 1973, Australian experimental artist Tim Burns had an incendiary idea for an artwork: a minefield with real explosives, hidden from an unsuspecting public. Read more via Pursuit

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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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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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