Dance Australia review of VCA Graduation Season

25 Nov 2013

"Working with choreographic influences from Indonesia, China and Indigenous Australia, this year’s graduating students at the Victorian College of the Arts had plenty of cultural information to absorb alongside the usual technical requirements of their course." Read the Dance Australia review by Chloe Smethurst.

November e-newsletter 2013

22 Nov 2013

Read the November edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.

Shining the spotlight backstage: Production graduates showcase work

18 Nov 2013

Production graduates from the VCA will showcase their work in set design, costume, workshop, sound, lighting and stage management at the Production Graduate Launch Exhibition, opening on Monday 25 November, 2013.

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The Melbourne Schubert Project announced

07 Nov 2013

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has launched a new collaborative project by Head of Keyboard Ian Holtham and members of the Composition staff. Read full story in MUSSE.

Elizabeth Gower: The Cutting Table

05 Nov 2013

Elizabeth Gower (Lecturer in Painting) is exhibiting a solo show, The Cutting Table, at Sutton Gallery from 8 November - 7 December.

Alumnus Bill Sampson talks to artsHub

05 Nov 2013

The 'enigmatic Bill Sampson' (BFA Hons 2002, PhD 2007) opens up to artsHub in a candid interview.

Simone Slee: Hold UP

31 Oct 2013

Simone Slee (Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, Sculpture and Spatial Practice) is exhibiting a solo show, Hold UP, at Sarah Scout Presents until 9 November. Presented as an installation of new sculptures and prints, the show continues Slee’s investigation into the questions of sculpture. Further details >>

Music Therapy - A lifeline for those suffering mental illness

31 Oct 2013

Professor Denise Grocke is one of the chief investigators for a study aiming to determine whether group music therapy positively impacts on quality of life, social enrichment, self-esteem, spirituality, and psychiatric symptoms of participants with severe mental illness. Read the full story in the University of Melbourne's Research Review 2013 (pages 24-25).

Gyger wins Paul Lowin Prize

30 Oct 2013

Elliott Gyger has emerged as winner, alongside Nigel Westlake, of the 2013 Paul Lowin Prizes. Gyger's winning work in the Song Cycle Prize ($15,000) category was giving voice (2012), a cycle of eight songs for mezzo-soprano and ensemble, based on Australian female poets' words about early childhood and parenthood. Read full story >>

The Sketchbook Project comes to the VCA

25 Oct 2013

This global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive traveling library of artists’ sketchbooks arrives in Australia at the Victorian College of the Arts from 1 - 9 November at the Founder’s Gallery in the Elisabeth Murdoch Building on St Kilda Road. The Sketchbook Project >>

The buzz about Justine Khamara

25 Oct 2013

Melbourne based artist Justine Khamara (MFA Visual Art research candidate) has captured the attention of the online sphere. ArtsHub reports.

October e-newsletter 2013

24 Oct 2013

Read the October edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.