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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.


MCM graduate receives Gates Cambridge Scholarship

19 Apr 2012

Samuel Allchurch (BMusHons, 2011) is one of only six Australians to receive a 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, alongside fellow Melbourne alumnus Anthony Lamb. Read full story in MUSSE.


April e-newsletter 2012

18 Apr 2012

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


Susan O'Neill talks about performance anxiety

18 Apr 2012

Associate Professor Susan O’Neill, a psychologist and musician working in arts education at Simon Fraser University in Canada, is a Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Listen to her talk to Natasha Mitchell on ABC Radio National about performance anxiety.


Fish & Game brings Alma Mater to Melbourne

16 Apr 2012

Theatre lecturer Robert Walton talks to TheatrePeople about his current work with Fish & Game, Alma MaterSpine-tingling iPad Theatre In The Confines Of An Intimate White Room.


Turning 40 on Visions

06 Apr 2012

Visions episode Turning 40 celebrates the 40th birthdays of both the Victorian College of the Arts and the Ian Potter Museum of Art. The cameras captured the sights and sounds of the VCA's Street Party, which saw hundreds of students, staff and alumni party the night away.


Jon Cattapan: 'Imagine A Raft' exhibition

04 Apr 2012

Jon Cattapan discusses the ideas and inspiration behind his latest exhibition 'Imagine A Raft', at Dominik Mersch Gallery in Sydney.


VCA's 40th Anniversary Street Party, Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes, photography by Drew Echberg
VCA hosts 40th Anniversary Street Party

29 Mar 2012

The Victorian College of the Arts celebrated 40 years of developing Australia’s creative talent with a street party in Southbank on Friday 23 March.

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