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The Mike Walsh Fellowships

23 Nov 2011

Congratulations to VCA alumni Jenny Ellis and Naomi Edwards, both selected as 2011 Mike Walsh Fellows.

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Dance to the tune of the Giant Theremin

22 Nov 2011

Stephanie Lake (BDance, 1999) has created choreography with VCA Dance students to launch the Giant Theremin by Robin Fox as part of Melbourne Music Week. The Age reports.


November e-newsletter

18 Nov 2011

Read the Nov - Dec edition of the VCA and Melbourne Conservatorium e-newsletter.


Encouraging a positive sense of home

17 Nov 2011

Centre for Cultural Partnerships artist-researchers, Dr James Oliver and Marnie Badham have been involved in a special community-based arts project. The Melbourne Voice reports.


Public art project by artist John Meade

17 Nov 2011

School of Art lecturer John Meade has created a major new sculpture consisting of six suspended elements, Riverside Corolla, in response to the large glassed atrium space of Melbourne’s Southgate.


Bianca Hester, 'a world, fully accessible by no living being', 2011, digital mock-up of a page in the broadsheet documenting two of the propositions
Bianca Hester wins Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture

15 Nov 2011

The Melbourne Prize Trust has announced Dr Bianca Hester, lecturer in Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the VCA School of Art, as the winner of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2011 and graduates Isaac Greener & Lucas Maddock as the recipients of the Professional Development award.

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'A Mouthful of Birds' written by Caryl Churchill and David Lan, directed by Robert Walton, photo by Jeff Busby
Production graduates spotlight backstage

15 Nov 2011

The performance spotlight will shine on backstage talent as Production graduates from the VCA School of Performing Arts showcase their work in set design, costume, workshop, sound, lighting and stage management from 22 - 23 November.

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Leaders of the pack

14 Nov 2011

Journalist Raymond Gill asked six experts to choose Australia's 10 most influential artists. Amongst them are VCA alumni Daniel Crooks (GDipFilmTV, 1994), Callum Morton (BFineArt, 1988), David Noonan (PGrad Dip Fine Art, 1992) and VCA Art lecturer Bianca Hester, The Age reports.


Dean’s tribute to Iwaki premieres in Melbourne

14 Nov 2011

Composer and Dean of our Faculty, Professor Barry Conyngham’s symphonic tribute to the Hiroyuki Iwaki (1932-2006), will have its World Premiere by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Melbourne Town Hall on 18 November.

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Lisa Illean, photo Varun Saran, MOA 2011
Resonating Spaces: Sounding out MOA

13 Nov 2011

Composition students travelled  to Vancouver in October  to create site-specific sound works at the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia.

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PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission

11 Nov 2011

Tamara Murphy (BMusPerf, 1998; MMusPerf, 2009) is the winner of the PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission, a brand new initiative promoting innovation and excellence in jazz composition.

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VCA alumna wins &lsquot;˜The Glorias’

11 Nov 2011

Theatre director Naomi Edwards (Postgraduate Diploma Dramatic Art (Direction), 2003) is the 2011 recipient of The Glorias, a fellowship intended for overseas travel and study, presented by the Gloria Payten and Gloria Dawn Foundations.