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Alas, arts precincts maybe can make cultural cities

06 Mar 2014

Director of the VCA, Professor Su Baker writes on the new Melbourne Arts Precinct Blueprint and it's impact on the Southbank campus.

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Eric Demetriou (MFA, 2013) 'Knuckle Song (feed a piano through a wood chipper)'
Master of Fine Arts (Visual Art) alumnus wins inaugural Linden Art Prize

05 Mar 2014

Eric Demetriou (MFA, 2013) wins for his work Knuckle Song (feed a piano through a wood chipper)

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Police stables re-development artist concept
$42.5 million project set to transform the VCA & MCM

24 Feb 2014

A project worth more than $40 million will redevelop the Dodds Street stables into a visual arts wing at the VCA, creating a new entry point to the University and opening the campus to students, local business and residents.

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Senior Research Fellow Natalie King
VCA welcomes new Senior Research Fellow, Natalie King

21 Feb 2014

Melbourne-based curator, writer and former inaugural Director of Utopia@Asialink joins the VCA in 2014

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New Lecturer in Strings for the MCM

20 Feb 2014

Cellist Alvin Wong joins the MCM teaching staff

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New stars rising &lsquot;“ opera’s next generation

17 Feb 2014

Eight emerging opera virtuosos have won places in the unique Master of Music (Opera Performance) course, which is jointly delivered by Victorian Opera and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne.

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The Pizzicato Effect Research Project

14 Feb 2014

MCM's Music Mind and Wellbeing Research Initative considers the results of the music education partnership between the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Meadows Primary School, Broadmeadows.

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Southbank Arts Precinct Blueprint Announced

12 Feb 2014

An exciting new plan for Melbourne's Southbank Arts Precinct has been released by the Victorian Government.

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Alumna Gina Kalabishis wins 2014 Rick Amor Drawing Prize

05 Feb 2014

The Art Gallery of Ballarat has announced Gina Kalabishis (Bachelor of Fine Art, 1993) as the winner of the $12,000 2014 Rick Amor Drawing Prize. 

Kalabishis’s winning entry, Untitled, pastel on velour paper, will be purchased by the Art Gallery of Ballarat and takes pride of place in a free exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat together with all 77 shortlisted works. The exhibition opened on Saturday 1 February and will run until Sunday 23 March.


VCA alumna Elizabeth Debicki wins AACTA Award

04 Feb 2014

Congratulations to actress Elizabeth Debicki (Bachelor of Dramatic Art 2010) for her Best Supporting Actress award at the annual AACTA Awards in Sydney. Elizabeth won the award for her performance as Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann's film The Great Gatsby.

More information about this year's AACTA Awards' nominees and winners here


Overcoming Performance Anxiety

29 Jan 2014

In 2013, Dr Don Greene was invited by the University of Melbourne as part of the VCA & MCM Master Teacher Program, to take up a residency. During this time he taught music, performing arts students and teachers ways to address performance anxiety and promote peak performance. Listen to his podcast with ABC Classic FM online here.


Renowned arts scholar takes lead role at the VCA

28 Jan 2014

Internationally recognised performing arts scholar Mary Luckhurst will take up a position as Professor of Creative Practice and Artistic Research at the VCA & MCM, in a major research appointment at The University of Melbourne.

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