Visual art student Justine Khamara receives top prize at VCA Masters Exhibition

09 Dec 2014

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Pat Brassington 'Camouflage' 2010 pigment print 55 X 80 cm Courtesy the artist and ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne
$26M art donation for new contemporary Australian art museum at the University of Melbourne, Southbank

03 Dec 2014

In one of the most significant acts of arts philanthropy to an Australian university, property developer and passionate art collector, Michael Buxton, has donated his private contemporary Australian art collection to the University of Melbourne.

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Rodney Seaborn Playwright's Award 2014

03 Dec 2014

Playwright Mari Lourey (Master of Writing for Performance, 2013) has received the Rodney Seaborn Playwright's Award 2014.

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Arts Education funding is about getting partnerships right

27 Nov 2014

By Professor Su Baker, Director of the Victorian College of the Arts

The recent passing of Gough Whitlam provided many with an opportunity to reflect nostalgically on the education funding changes his Government initiated in 1973. 

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Australian Cultural John Monash Scholar 2015 awarded to alumna

26 Nov 2014

Alumna Alies Sluiter (Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance, 2003) has been made the Australian Cutlural John Monash Scholar 2015.

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Benalla gets FR!SKy for festival

20 Nov 2014

Graduating Theatre students from the Victorian College of the Arts will take their live performance and theatre works to regional Victoria, with a series of free performances as part of the FR!SK festival, starting in Natimuk then moving to Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre on Thursday 27 November.


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No pain, no gain? The abuse of power in Whiplash is unacceptable

14 Nov 2014

By Professor Katrina McFerran

Perhaps what Whiplash does achieve is open a conversation about the limited value of old-fashioned music education in contrast to more informed approaches that are currently being promoted through research-based pedagogy at universities in Australia.

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Schools to change their tune about music learning, expert says

13 Nov 2014

Building strong learning cultures and communities in schools through music is the focus of ‘Creating Music Cultures in Schools’, a book to be launched at the University Of Melbourne on Monday. 

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Tiriki Onus wins new Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship for possum skin cloak project

12 Nov 2014

Indigenous story telling drawing inspiration from the cultural significance of the possum skin cloak will be the focus of a year long project for Victorian multimedia and performing artist, Tiriki Onus, who was today awarded the inaugural Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship (HIF) at the University of Melbourne.

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Albert H. Maggs Composition Award 2014

12 Nov 2014

Australian composer Tim Dargaville has been awarded the Albert H. Maggs Composition Award 2014.

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University of Melbourne researchers recognised in ARC awards

06 Nov 2014

Three projects at the VCA and MCM have been awarded $1.1 million in funding as part of the ARC awards.

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Alumna Kathryn Radcliffe wins 90th Herald Sun Aria Competition

29 Oct 2014

Soprano performs works by Donizetti and Verdi to win the prestigious award.

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