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Saving the endangered sounds of West Africa

10 Feb 2016

Thanks to the tenacity of ethnomusicologist Dr Graeme Counsel, over 9,000 songs from the West African nation of Guinea are now publically available for anyone to listen to worldwide. Read the full article on Pursuit.

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Two $15,000 Indigenous Scholarships on offer at MTC

08 Feb 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company, in partnership with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, is offering two $15,000 scholarships to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from Victoria.

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An emotional journey through pasticcio opera

04 Feb 2016

Voyage to the Moon, a collaboration between Victorian OperaMusica Viva Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions is a modern-day pasticcio opera that draws upon the epic 16th-century poem Orlando Furioso and will help give researchers insight into the development of emotions. Read the full story of Pursuit.

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Mixing sculpture and performance in Dough Portraits

22 Jan 2016

Artist and PhD candidate Søren Dahlgaard has taken more than 2,000 “dough portraits” over seven years, turning familiar objects into something strange. Ludicrous? Yes, but closely connected to the long history of grand and serious portraiture. Read full story on Pursuit.

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Music hits a high note among school leavers

18 Jan 2016

Forget law, medicine or arts … The Age has reported on the rise in popularity of our Bachelor of Music course - there has been an 80% increase of students who put it down as first preference, making it the 23rd most popular course in Victoria. 

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Gallery: Artists bring cross-cultural exchange to Jakarta

12 Jan 2016

Australian artist and VCA Senior Research Fellow Sally Smart features in a two person exhibition, Conversation: Endless Acts in Human History, alongside Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso at the Galeri Nasional Indonesia in Jakarta. See image gallery on Pursuit.

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Emily Sheehan wins 2015 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award

06 Jan 2016

Alumna actor and playwright Emily Sheehan, has taken out the 2015 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award for her play Hell’s Canyon.  Emily, who completed her Master of Writing for Performance at the VCA in 2015, won the $20,000 award beating 70 submissions from across Australia. Read more on AussieTheatre.com.

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Video: Artists explore animism through robotics

05 Jan 2016

Filmmaker Jack Dyball captures the ‘animism’ art of Cake Industries, artists Jesse Stevens and Dean Petersen. Watch on Pursuit.

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Australia’s premier art journal Art & Australia gifted to the Victorian College of the Arts

18 Dec 2015

Australia’s premier art journal, Art & Australia, has a new home following the extraordinary gift to the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) by Eleonora Triguboff, owner, editor and publisher of the magazine since 2003. 

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Review - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

17 Dec 2015

Our resident Star Wars expert Peter Allen, Lecturer in Film and Television at the VCA, gives his verdict of the new film on Pursuit.

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Sarah Hopper wins APDG screen design award

17 Dec 2015

Congratulations to Sarah Hopper who has won the Australian Production Design Guild award for Student Screen Design with the VCA film The Best Way to Kill Your Mother, directed by Ruby Railey. Sarah just completed her Master of Production Design for Screen. See all APDG winners

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Dr Sally Treloyn awarded ARC Future Fellowship

16 Dec 2015

Ethnomusicologist Dr Sally Treloyn (VCA & MCM) has received one of 50 new research grants announced today by the Australian Government under the ARC Future Fellowships scheme for 2015. 

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