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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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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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Video: Art, identity and the Chinese diaspora

15 Dec 2015

Filmmaker Natalie Cunningham explores the intersection of music and cultural identity with indie pop songstress Sophie Koh. Watch on Pursuit.

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Adam Arkapaw receives Byron Kennedy Award at AACTA Awards

10 Dec 2015

Cinematographer and VCA alumnus Adam Arkapaw (BFTV 2006) was announced last night at the AACTA Awards as the recipient of the Byron Kennedy Award, which includes a $10,000 prize, for outstanding creative enterprise within the film and television industries.

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Simon Maidment (NGV), Melissa Loughnan (Utopian Slumps), Carla Milentis (Art Prize Winner), Pete Keen (Sugar Mountain).
Carla Milentis wins inaugural Sugar Mountain Art Prize

09 Dec 2015

Congratulations to VCA art student Carla Milentis who is the winner of the inaugural Sugar Mountain Art Prize. Carla has been added to the Sugar Mountain Festival  2016 visual artist line-up and she'll receive a $7,500 grant. This grant will go towards the creation of her work and support her early days as a professional artist.

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VCA & MCM December e-newsletter

02 Dec 2015

Read the December edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.

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