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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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Professor Barry Conyngham (Dean, Faculty of the VCA and Music), Deborah Ng, Professor Gary McPherson (Director, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music)
Congratulations to Deborah Ng: recipient of the Dean’s Medal

15 Nov 2011

In recognition of an exemplary record of practical and academic achievement during the years of her BMus, pianist Deborah Ng was awarded the Dean’s Medal as the most outstanding student from the 2010 New Generation Bachelor of Music.

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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.


Pure Diva: Tribute to Dame Joan Hammond

14 Nov 2011

VCA alumna soprano Cheryl Barker pays tribute to her teacher Dame Joan Hammond in Pure Diva.


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.


VCA dance students celebrate with leading choreographers

03 Nov 2011

Graduating dance students at the Victorian College of the Arts who have been studying under four leading Australian guest choreographers this semester will present their season works from the 12 to 17 November in Southbank.          

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Barbara Zavros wins 2011 Herald Sun Aria

25 Oct 2011

Alumna Barbara Zavros won the Herald Sun Aria final at the Melbourne Recital Centre last night; fellow alumni Stacey Alleaume and Hannah Dahlenburg won the runner-up scholarship and encouragement award respectively. Simon Plant reports from The Herald Sun.


Generous new Creative Scholarships available at VCA and Melbourne Conservatorium

21 Oct 2011

A whole range of new creative scholarships will be available for outstanding and/or disadvantaged students, from next year, thanks to $3 million dollars of funding support from the Victorian Government.

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