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2012 VCA Film & Television award-winning graduates

19 Dec 2012

On Thursday 6 December, the Victorian College of the Arts announced the 2012 award winners at the annual Film & TV End of Year Screenings, hosted by ACMI. The awards were presented by special guest, actress Nadine Garner.

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Vale Dr Ravi Shankar

13 Dec 2012

The community of scholars, musicians and artists at the VCA & MCM pay tribute to Dr Ravi Shankar as a musician, teacher and composer who was deeply admired and respected as the world’s most influential contemporary Indian musician. It is an honour to be able to help celebrate his musical legacy with our Ravi Shankar World Music Scholarship.


Andrew Yusu Cheng during his visual field research in Tibet.
PhD candidate wins Prime Minister's Australia Asia Awards

12 Dec 2012

PhD candidate and award-winning film director Andrew Yu Su Cheng at the Centre of Cultural Partnerships, University of Melbourne,  has been selected as one of 20 Australian postgraduate students to receive a 2013 Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Award.

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Dame Elisabeth with artist Linda Tegg, 2009 winner of the Keith & Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship
Vale Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

06 Dec 2012

Dame Elisabeth will be remembered by the staff, students and alumni of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music for her enormous generosity of spirit and open-minded attitude to the ever-changing landscape of contemporary arts education.

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Some of the VCA cast member in King Kong: (L - R) Joshua Robson, Sam Hooper, Adam Lyon, Chris Ryan, Jacob William. photo Ponch Hawkes
VCA graduates feature strongly in cast of King Kong

29 Nov 2012

The Victorian College of the Arts is the biggest tertiary provider of cast to KING KONG, with both Adam Lyon (Carl Denham) and Chris Ryan (Jack Driscoll) being graduates, in addition to another six of the cast.

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Roll over Beethoven

21 Nov 2012

MCM student Peter Wilson is one of the pianists playing the fourth movement of Beethoven's 9th symphony, Ode to Joy, from inside a Bechstein grand piano as part of the Kaldor Public Art Project #26: Stop, Prepare, Repair by US artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. Watch him play the piano upside-down and back-to-front on The Age and on the ABC's 7.30 Report.


Graduate Season Dance Australia review

14 Nov 2012

Read the Dance Australia review of the VCA's Graduate Dance Season.


Sydney Symphony premieres Conyngham's first symphony

13 Nov 2012

Sydney Symphony performed the premiere of Prof Barry Conyngham's new symphony, commissioned by Justice Jane Mathews and dedicated to Richard Gill in celebration of this contribution to Sydney Symphony's education program. Read Peter McCallum's review for the Sydney Morning Herald.


November e-newsletter 2012

12 Nov 2012

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


Ron Murray lights the fire at Wilin Week 2012. Photo: Jorge De Araujo.
Wilin Centre celebrates 10 years of fostering Indigenous cultural expression

09 Nov 2012

The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development will celebrate it's 10th birthday with a free concert and exhibition at Melbourne's Federation Square this month.

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VCA Clickers - the new film society at the Victorian College of the Arts

07 Nov 2012

VCA Clickers, the new film society at the Victorian College of the Arts, launches with its Premiere Screening of SIDE BY SIDE at Federation Hall on Thursday 15 November at 6.30pm.

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Music Theatre grads talk about life after VCA on Joy FM

26 Oct 2012

VCA Music Theatre graduate Andrew Doyle talks to his former classmates Evan Lever, Jayde Kirchert and Zoy Frangos about their work on Moonshadow, Annie and An Officer and a Gentleman respectively, on Joy FM, download the podcast here.