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Acclaimed Indigenous artist Richard Frankland joins the VCA & MCM

25 Feb 2015

One of Australia’s foremost Indigenous artists, Richard Frankland, has joined the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM) at the University of Melbourne, as Head of Curriculum & Programs.

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Rare 'Doctor Who' synthesiser, EMS Synthi 100, restored after decades in storage

20 Feb 2015

When Leslie Craythorn retires as the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music's senior technical officer this year he will leave behind a rare instrument. On request of the university, Mr Craythorn has spent some of his last months on the job meticulously restoring a rare Electronic Music Studios (EMS) Synthi 100 modular synthesiser. The ABC reports.


Encounters performer and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) student Rosie Leverton. Photos by Peter Casamento
University of Melbourne takes arts to the streets for SummerSalt

04 Feb 2015

As part of the Melbourne Arts Precinct, the University of Melbourne is sponsoring the dynamic outdoor arts festival SummerSalt, currently underway until February 21, 2015

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Director Samara Hersch appointed Female Director in Residence at Malthouse Theatre

10 Dec 2014

Alumna Samara Hersch is the 2015 Female Director in Residence at the Malthouse Theatre.

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Pat Brassington 'Camouflage' 2010 pigment print 55 X 80 cm Courtesy the artist and ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne
$26M art donation for new contemporary Australian art museum at the University of Melbourne, Southbank

03 Dec 2014

In one of the most significant acts of arts philanthropy to an Australian university, property developer and passionate art collector, Michael Buxton, has donated his private contemporary Australian art collection to the University of Melbourne.

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Rodney Seaborn Playwright's Award 2014

03 Dec 2014

Playwright Mari Lourey (Master of Writing for Performance, 2013) has received the Rodney Seaborn Playwright's Award 2014.

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Arts Education funding is about getting partnerships right

27 Nov 2014

By Professor Su Baker, Director of the Victorian College of the Arts

The recent passing of Gough Whitlam provided many with an opportunity to reflect nostalgically on the education funding changes his Government initiated in 1973. 

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Australian Cultural John Monash Scholar 2015 awarded to alumna

26 Nov 2014

Alumna Alies Sluiter (Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance, 2003) has been made the Australian Cutlural John Monash Scholar 2015.

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Tiriki Onus wins new Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship for possum skin cloak project

12 Nov 2014

Indigenous story telling drawing inspiration from the cultural significance of the possum skin cloak will be the focus of a year long project for Victorian multimedia and performing artist, Tiriki Onus, who was today awarded the inaugural Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship (HIF) at the University of Melbourne.

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University of Melbourne researchers recognised in ARC awards

06 Nov 2014

Three projects at the VCA and MCM have been awarded $1.1 million in funding as part of the ARC awards.

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Joshua Robson awarded the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment

14 Oct 2014

Music theatre alumnus receives $20,000 award for professional development.

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Composer Barry Conyngham
New symphony for ANZAC centenary

07 Sep 2014

Louise Bennet talks to one of Australia’s most celebrated composers who has just marked his 70th birthday with the debut of his latest composition, ANZAC, at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

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