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Graduates join Screen Australia Talent Escalator

30 Apr 2015

Screen Australia's Talent Escalator program will offer emerging directors Corrie Chen (BFTV (Hons) 2008, MFTV 2011)  and Billie Pleffer (GDFTV 2012) an opportunity to work with industry experts to gain firsthand practical experience. Corrie will work as a director’s attachment to Shawn Seet on the Channel 7 mini-series Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door. Billie will be attached to director Glendyn Ivin (Gallipoli, Puberty Blues, Last Ride) on the six-part miniseries The Beautiful LieRead more.


Lou Hubbard wins Guirguis New Art Prize

27 Apr 2015

Head of Photography at the VCA, artist Lou Hubbard impressed the judges to take out the 2015 Guirguis New Art Prize, a prestigious $20,000 art prize, for her work Dead Still Standing at the opening of the GNAP15 exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on Friday April 10. Read more.


Winners of the 32nd Green Room Awards

27 Apr 2015

The winners of the 32nd Annual Green Room Awards, Melbourne's annual awards ceremony for the performing arts, were announced last Monday night at the Comedy Theatre. Amongst the winners there were many of our alumni and staff, including Alyson Campbell (VCA Head of Graduate Studies in Theatre) who won best director for The Trouble With Harry (MKA, Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy, Melbourne Festival) which also won best production in the Independent Theatre category.

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VCA representatives at Cannes Film Festival

17 Apr 2015

Cannes Film Festival word is out! Film director Justin Kurzel (GDFTV(Narrative) 2004) is in the official competition with Macbeth (2015), with cinematography by Adam Arkapaw (BFTV 2006) and starring Elizabeth Debicki (BDA 2011) as Lady Macduff. Representing the VCA among the 18 film school titles in the Cinéfondation selection is Qiu Yang’s Ri guang zhi xia (Under the Sun). Read more.


Fashion designer Valentino takes Victorian artist's work to catwalk

14 Apr 2015

Paintings by Australian artist and VCA alum Esther Stewart are gracing garments designed by internationally renowned Italian fashion label Valentino. The 26-year-old has recently returned from Paris where her colourful geometric creations were rolled out on the runway. Read more.


VCA & MCM April e-newsletter

10 Apr 2015

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


Music student with Ros McMillan and Martin Foley MP.
State-of-the-art Brian Brown Recording Studio launched at the VCA and MCM

27 Mar 2015

Today, the new ‘Brian Brown Recording Studio’ was launched by the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley MP at the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus – home to the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA and MCM). Read the full media release.


Deborah Cheetham inducted on to Victorian Women's Honour Roll

13 Mar 2015

Twenty-two women were inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women at a ceremony at Federation Square on Wednesday 11 March 2015. Among them was opera singer and composer Ms Deborah Cheetham AO, the VCA & MCM's Associate Dean (Indigenous Development).

The annual induction recognises the achievements and contributions of remarkable Victorian women who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their field of expertise, interest or endeavour.The Honour Roll was first established in 2001 and contains over 500 names.


VCA & MCM March e-newsletter

13 Mar 2015

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


Erin Tily-Laurie, Tura As Varla As Tura, 2015.
Celebrating International Women's Day

02 Mar 2015

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Sunday March 8, recent graduates from the School of Art will be screening a program of video works on the five flat screen monitors in the Hub Building (Southbank campus) from March 2 – 15.

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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.