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Stephanie Lake: how to choreograph a CRUSH

29 Apr 2016

Stephanie Lake, award-winning choreographer and dancer, discusses her latest work, CRUSH,  performed by students at the University of Melbourne. Read more via Pursuit.

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Fowler and Gorman: from street art to street smart

27 Apr 2016

Contemporary artist and Victorian College of the Arts graduate Fred Fowler has launched a new collaboration with the popular Australian fashion brand Gorman. Read more via Pursuit.

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The purple reign is over: long live Prince’s legacy

22 Apr 2016

Prince was an icon of R&B, funk and jazz who went against tide as we know it, creating a new context for pop music. Associate Professor Mark Pollard pays his respects via Pursuit.

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VCA alumna Elizabeth Debicki recently cast in Tim Winton’s Breath

19 Apr 2016

After several plum roles hot on the heels of her graduation from the VCA in 2010, Elizabeth Debicki has just been cast in the upcoming Australian production of Tim Winton’s Breath.

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Bea Maddock in 1976. Photo: National Gallery of Australia
Vale Bea Maddock, artist and former VCA lecturer

18 Apr 2016

Beatrice (Bea) Maddock, the celebrated artist and a former lecturer at the Victorian College of Arts, passed away on April 9. 

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We are the Australians, we have the power

17 Apr 2016

Aboriginal writer Bruce Pascoe makes the case for the real and present value of Indigenous culture to the country at large. Read more via Pursuit.

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Ghost heralds success for music theatre alumnus

15 Apr 2016

We caught up with recent alumnus Blake Appelqvist (BFA Music Theatre 2015), who has just embarked on a role in the award-winning stage musical, Ghost

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Star Wars, Mad Max and the ‘real’ vs digital effects furphy

08 Apr 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been praised for avoiding computer generated effects, but why does CGI deserve such a bad name? Film lecturer Peter Allen discusses via the Conversation.

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Tristan Barr
Multi-talented theatre alumnus wins Canadian International Film Festival award

08 Apr 2016

Victorian College of the Arts theatre alumnus Tristan Barr (Bachelor of Dramatic Art 2013) has won Best Director for his film This Little Piggy (2014) at the 2016 Canadian International Film Festival in Vancouver.

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Science plus sticky tape helps a universe emerge at Scienceworks

06 Apr 2016

Alumna artist Briony Barr is creating a science-based artwork along with visitors to Scienceworks using squillions of rolls of coloured sticky electrical tape. Read more via The Age.

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Wilin and able with Indigenous art and culture

01 Apr 2016

The Wilin Centre's John Wayne Parsons knows a thing or two about the challenges facing Indigenous artists – and also the opportunities. Read more via Pursuit.

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Still from Glory for Me, Marleena Forward, 2015
Film and television alumna wins prestigious young filmmaker awards in China

01 Apr 2016

Film and television alumna Marleena Forward has won two awards for her documentary film Glory for Me in the 2015 Looking China Golden Lenses Awards.

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