News

Deborah Cheetham
Indigenous Opera star appointed head of Wilin Centre

02 Sep 2011

Internationally acclaimed Australian Indigenous soprano, Deborah Cheetham, has been appointed Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts at the Faculty of the VCA and Music.

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VCA students and alumni nominated for AACTA awards

01 Sep 2011

Justin Olstein’s 2010 VCA short film Adam's Tallit has been nominated for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Short Fiction Film...

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Master of Sound Design student Luke Haralampou talks about slam poetry competitions

31 Aug 2011

Read Kathy Evans' article "Get your metre running ..."  in The Age.


Siobhan Stagg
Young Australian soprano wins Meistersinger competition in Austria

19 Aug 2011

Australian opera singer and Melbourne Conservatorium student Siobhan Stagg looks set for international stardom after winning three major prizes at a prestigious aria competition held in Austria last week.

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Asia's leading playwrights en route to the VCA

15 Aug 2011

The Arts Centre is working with Za-koenji Public Theatre, Tokyo and the VCA to present a variety of free public readings on 18 and 19 August as part of the Kenneth Myer Asian Theatre Series...

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August e-newsletter

12 Aug 2011

Read the August edition of the VCA and Music e-newsletter.


Edward Shabba, Appiah Annan and Julius Sackey from Asanti Dance Theatre with students from Carlton Primary School, at the official announcement of funding for the 'African Voices of Carlton' project.
Centre for Cultural Partnerships leads Carlton Cultural Project

10 Aug 2011

A team of artists, writers, cultural storytellers and musicians will engage with the predominantly African migrant community at the Carlton Primary School...

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Samuel Dunscombe, photographer: Thembi Soddell
Computer musician wins prestigious Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship 2011

10 Aug 2011

Research into music performance using the clarinet and a laptop computer has won Samuel Dunscombe a $20,000 Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship.

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Daniel Nistico performing at the Lions Clubs' Global Youth Music Competition in Seattle
Classical guitarist wins Global Youth Music Competition

03 Aug 2011

In Seattle last month at the Lions Clubs' Global Youth Music Competition, classical guitar student Daniel Nistico was awarded first place.

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'At the Formal' wins MIFF shorts award

02 Aug 2011

Andrew Kavanagh has won the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival 'Transmission Films Award for an Emerging Australian Filmmaker', with his third year VCA short film At the Formal.


Simone Young, photographer: Berthold Fabricius
Australian conductor Simone Young wins 2011 Bernard Heinze Award

28 Jul 2011

Internationally respected conductor Simone Young has been chosen as the recipient of the 2011 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to music in Australia....

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Pop up radio tower installation at the VCA
Pop up pirate radio tower installed at the VCA

18 Jul 2011

A ‘pop-up pirate radio tower’, designed by US artist and architect Adam Kalkin, is being installed at the Victorian College of the Arts’ Southbank campus....

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