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Bea Maddock in 1976. Photo: National Gallery of Australia
Vale Bea Maddock, artist and former VCA lecturer

18 Apr 2016

Beatrice (Bea) Maddock, the celebrated artist and a former lecturer at the Victorian College of Arts, passed away on April 9. 

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We are the Australians, we have the power

17 Apr 2016

Aboriginal writer Bruce Pascoe makes the case for the real and present value of Indigenous culture to the country at large. Read more via Pursuit.

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VCA & MCM April e-newsletter

15 Apr 2016

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


Blake Appelqvist
Ghost heralds success for music theatre alumnus

15 Apr 2016

We caught up with recent alumnus Blake Appelqvist (BFA Music Theatre 2015), who has just embarked on a role in the award-winning stage musical, Ghost

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Star Wars, Mad Max and the ‘real’ vs digital effects furphy

08 Apr 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been praised for avoiding computer generated effects, but why does CGI deserve such a bad name? Film lecturer Peter Allen discusses via the Conversation.

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Tristan Barr
Multi-talented theatre alumnus wins Canadian International Film Festival award

08 Apr 2016

Victorian College of the Arts theatre alumnus Tristan Barr (Bachelor of Dramatic Art 2013) has won Best Director for his film This Little Piggy (2014) at the 2016 Canadian International Film Festival in Vancouver.

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Science plus sticky tape helps a universe emerge at Scienceworks

06 Apr 2016

Alumna artist Briony Barr is creating a science-based artwork along with visitors to Scienceworks using squillions of rolls of coloured sticky electrical tape. Read more via The Age.

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Wilin and able with Indigenous art and culture

01 Apr 2016

The Wilin Centre's John Wayne Parsons knows a thing or two about the challenges facing Indigenous artists – and also the opportunities. Read more via Pursuit.

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Still from Glory for Me, Marleena Forward, 2015
Film and television alumna wins prestigious young filmmaker awards in China

01 Apr 2016

Film and television alumna Marleena Forward has won two awards for her documentary film Glory for Me in the 2015 Looking China Golden Lenses Awards.

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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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