March e-newsletter 2012

15 Mar 2012

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

Elliott Gyger wins Sydney Symphony 80th anniversary composition prize

02 Mar 2012

The winning composition by lecturer in composition Dr Elliott Gyger, on air: dialogue for orchestra, will be performed on 22, 23, 24 March at the Sydney Opera House under the baton of Principal Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy. Read the media release from the Sydney Symphony (pdf file, 384kb).

The world's a stage for Aura Go

02 Mar 2012

Concert pianist, inspiration to composers and innovative programmer, international scholar and conductor: alumna Aura Go (BMusPerf, 2006) is the embodiment of a successful 21st century musician. Arts Hub reports.

Open Spatial Workshop presents Lumpen Falls

02 Mar 2012

VCA Art lecturers Bianca Hester and Scott Mitchell, who together with Terri Bird make up Open Spatial Workshop, present Lumpen Falls at  Conical art space until 24 March.

Call for masterclass participants: Navigating cultural theory, practice and policy

01 Mar 2012

CCP and the Culture and Communities Research Network is seeking applications from PhD students and early career researchers to participate in a masterclass with Associate Professor Eleonora Belfiore. Applications close: Friday 16 March.

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2011 UniJobs Lecturer of the Year Award

01 Mar 2012

Congratulations to Dr Melanie Plesch who was ranked number 10 within Australia for the UniJobs Lecturer of the Year Award. Within the University of Melbourne, Dr Plesch was ranked number 1 and Dr Elliott Gyger was ranked number 7.

Oren Ambarchi
Oren Ambarchi performs with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra

27 Feb 2012

CFI lecturer and experimental musician Oren Ambarchi performs with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in the Tectonics Music Festival.

The Culture and Community Research Network is back for 2012!

22 Feb 2012

The network is a partnership between the Centre for Cultural Partnerships at the University of Melbourne and the Cultural Development Network (CDN).  It brings together researchers who are interested in cultural development, social change, creative methodologies, artistic intervention ... Read More
Lemonade Stand wins Tropfest

21 Feb 2012

Alethea Jones (BFTV, 2007) directed this year's winning film at Tropfest, Lemonade Stand, written by and starring Tim Potter (BDramArt, 2007) and produced by Julian Costanzo. Watch the short film on Youtube

BINO wins at the Berlin International Film Festival

20 Feb 2012

BINO - written, directed and edited by Billie Pleffer (GradDipFilm&TV, 2011) whilst at the VCA, was awarded The Special Prize of the Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. IF reports.

Gary McPherson, Carl Vine and Jacci Simpson
Composer Carl Vine wins Bernard Heinze Memorial Award

20 Feb 2012

One of Australia's finest composers Carl Vine has been honored as the recipient of the 2012 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award for his outstanding contribution to music in Australia.

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Alumni finalists in Tropfest

16 Feb 2012

Tropfest is Australia’s most prestigious short film festival and is also the largest short film festival in the world. Congratulations and good luck to our alumni who have made it to the final fifteen: ... Alethea Jones (BFTV 2007) Director. Lemonade Stand  ... Ben Plazzer (BFTV 2007) ... Read More