Small is beautiful: artist-run collectives count, but they’re facing death by a thousand cuts

30 Mar 2016

Artist-run initiatives are a major creative driver in Australia’s art environment but are suffering due to funding cuts, says research fellow Maria Miranda. Read more via The Conversation.

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Craft activists are changing the world, one stitch at a time

24 Mar 2016

PhD candidate and "craftivist" Tal Fitzpatrick Tal Fitzpatrick is making a quilt based on messages to the Prime Minister. Read more via The Age.

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Holy mixed bag! Batman vs. Superman – a review

24 Mar 2016

Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has hit the cinemas. So does the latest instalment in the superhero genre live up to all the hype? Find out via Pursuit.

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VCA & MCM alumni big winners in 33rd Green Room Awards

22 Mar 2016

Alumni of the Faculty of VCA & MCM were among the big winners in the 33rd annual Green Room Awards on Monday night, which recognised outstanding work in Melbourne’s performing arts.

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VCA & MCM March e-newsletter

15 Mar 2016

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

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VCA collective brings Dostoevsky to the big screen

18 Feb 2016

Staff, students and alumni led by director and film lecturer Andrew O'Keefe have adapted Dostoevky's classic novel Crime and Punishment for the big screen. Read more via MUSSE.

Playwright and VCA alumna to appear in inaugural Indigenous literary festival

16 Feb 2016

Playwright Maurial Spearim (BDramArt 2010) will appear in Fresh Blak Writers at the inaugural Indigenous literary festival Blak & Bright. ​Running from 18-21 February, the festival will showcase a variety of Indigenous writing talent ​including novelists, oral storytellers, poets, songwriters, playwrights and comedians. Read more via Artshub.

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2016 Hutchinson Resident artist to feature at White Night Festival

15 Feb 2016

Indigenous artist and 2016 Hutchinson Resident Josh Muir will feature at Melbourne's White Night Festival on Saturday 20 February, where he will project his distinctive work onto the National Gallery of Victoria facade. Read more via ABC News.

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Two $15,000 Indigenous Scholarships on offer at MTC

08 Feb 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company, in partnership with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, is offering two $15,000 scholarships to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from Victoria.

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Mixing sculpture and performance in Dough Portraits

22 Jan 2016

Artist and PhD candidate Søren Dahlgaard has taken more than 2,000 “dough portraits” over seven years, turning familiar objects into something strange. Ludicrous? Yes, but closely connected to the long history of grand and serious portraiture. Read full story on Pursuit.

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Gallery: Artists bring cross-cultural exchange to Jakarta

12 Jan 2016

Australian artist and VCA Senior Research Fellow Sally Smart features in a two person exhibition, Conversation: Endless Acts in Human History, alongside Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso at the Galeri Nasional Indonesia in Jakarta. See image gallery on Pursuit.

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Emily Sheehan wins 2015 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award

06 Jan 2016

Alumna actor and playwright Emily Sheehan, has taken out the 2015 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award for her play Hell’s Canyon.  Emily, who completed her Master of Writing for Performance at the VCA in 2015, won the $20,000 award beating 70 submissions from across Australia. Read more on

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