Indigenous singers forge new ground

24 May 2012

Australia’s ranks of classically trained Indigenous singers will grow substantially this week, with the graduation of three Aboriginal men from the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts.

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May e-newsletter 2012

24 May 2012

Read the May issue of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.

Australian Directors’ Guild Awards

15 May 2012

Congratulations to Matthew Saville (GD Narrative, 1998) who won two awards – for best direction in a TV mini series for Cloudstreet and best direction in a TV drama series for The Slap. Emma Freeman (BFTV, 2000) won best direction in a telemovie for 'Hawke' and Kathy Chambers (BFTV, 1984) and Ken Connor won best direction in TV reality program/light entertainment for RocKwiz – On the Road. See results in full.

Creative Australia Fellowships

15 May 2012

Congratulations to alumni Lee Searle (BDance, 2003) and Gian Slater (BMusPerf, 2003) who are successful applicants of the Creative Australia Fellowships for young and emerging artists, delivered by the Australia Council.

Kate Just, ‘Paradise’ 2006, hand knitted, machine knitted and hand rug-hooked wool, clay, fibreglass, plastic, metal, glue, 150 x 300 x 280cm, courtesy of the artist and Daine Singer.
Kate Just: The Knitted Works 2004-2011

15 May 2012

Artist Kate Just, Lecturer in Painting at the VCA, is well known for creating tactile sculptures and installations reinterpreting historic, mythic and iconographic objects and figures often linked to women's histories. ‘Kate Just: The Knitted Works 2004-2011’ is an exhibition presented at Ararat Regional Art Gallery from 17 May - 8 July.

New Music Studio to launch at MCM

11 May 2012

Composers and performers of new music will receive additional support and inspiration, with the opening of a New Music Studio...

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KAGE Physical Theatre: fading memories given bright focus

07 May 2012

KAGE, founded by VCA alumni Kate Denborough (BDance, 1994) and Gerard van Dyck (BDance, 1995) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. They talk to The Age about their new production "Sundowner".

Image courtesy of the Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls to conduct arts activist workshop at VCA

02 May 2012

Victorian College of the Arts students will receive a crash course in how art can be used as a tool of protest and as a catalyst for social change, by a group self-styled American ‘masked avengers’.

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'Moments in Time' Alex and Nilusha

01 May 2012

Percussionist Alex Pertout, Head of Contemporary Music Performance at the VCA and vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike (BFineArt 1997, BMusPerf 2004) have released a new contemporary jazz album Moments in Time. It has been featured as album of the week on ABC Jazz , on Radio National's The Inside Sleeve and received a four star review in The Age.

Glyn Roberts nominated for Patrick White Playwrights’ Award

27 Apr 2012

Current Master of Writing for Performance student, Glyn Roberts has been shortlisted for the 2011 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award with his work Triangle. Past winners include alumni Angus Cerini (BCA, 2000), Melissa Bubnic (GradDipFTV, 2005) and current VCA lecturer in Writing for Performance Raimondo Cortese (DipDramArts, 1993). Aussie Theatre reports.

AYO student and alum members talk about Beat Suite

27 Apr 2012

Current student Tom Veitch and Sophie Hudgell (BMus, 2010) talk about where their inspiration comes from and what makes them most excited about playing as part of the Red Bull Beat Suite which brings together classical and contemporary in a new way featuring the Australian Youth Orchestra, Aloe Blacc, Ladi 6 and 5 beatmakers.

What role and form does Public Art have in the City and its future/s?

24 Apr 2012

Join Centre for Cultural Partnerships Research Fellow, James Oliver, on 10 May in a public discussion with other Melbourne academics and designers, hosted by Architects for Peace.