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Hamish Macdonald, 'Midnight', 186cm x 125cm, 2013
The Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship for talented VCA graduates

04 Oct 2013

Five Victorian College of the Arts graduates have been awarded The Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowships for theatre, music and visual art worth $70,000 at an award ceremony held on Thursday 3 October.

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The late John Hopkins
Vale John Hopkins

02 Oct 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our esteemed friend and colleague Professor John Hopkins OBE AM DMus (Hon). Prof Hopkins had a distinguished career spanning 60 years including orchestral, administrative and academic positions in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

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Maestro Zubin Mehta
Maestro Mehta to receive Honorary Doctorate at Government House

27 Sep 2013

Globally renowned musical conductor Maestro Zubin Mehta will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Melbourne in a ceremony with his Excellency the Governor of Victoria, The Honourable Alex Chernov.  

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Arkapaw wins Emmy Award for Top of the Lake

19 Sep 2013

Australian mini-series Top of the Lake has won the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie at the Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles last Sunday 15 September. VCA alumnus Adam Arkapaw (BFTV 2006) was the cinematographer on the series.

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September e-newsletter 2013

19 Sep 2013

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


The 3MT Competition Grand Final is only a week away!

18 Sep 2013

Compelling & entertaining three-minute talks on topics of public interest presented by the ten finalists of the University’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition.

How will habituation help chronic sufferers tune out tinnitus? How are children of same-sex-attracted parents coping with discrimination? How has arc magmatism played a role in the Earth’s 4 billion year evolution?

Thursday 26 September, 2.30-pm-4.30pm, Parkville Campus. Check the website for the full list of speakers & topics and RSVP: http://bit.ly/gradresearch-3MT


Primavera 2013: Young Australian Artists

09 Sep 2013

Congratulations to current Graduate Certificate in Visual Art student Jackson Eaton and alumnus Thomas Jeppe (BAHons 2005, GCVA 2011, MVA 2012), chosen as two of half a dozen emerging artists from across Australia to be included in Primavera 2013: Young Australian Artists, a highly prestigious exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.


Traditional and contemporary Indigenous dance &lsquot;“ strong and proud

09 Sep 2013

The Kawadji Wimpa Dance Troupe will perform at the opening of the University of Melbourne's Festival of Ideas and also work with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts during their Spring Intensive in Indigenous contemporary dance.
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Jane Davidson
Jane Davidson to lead new research initiative in Creative and Performing Arts

09 Sep 2013

The University of Melbourne has staged a coup, recruiting one of the world’s most respected performance and music psychology academics, Professor Jane Davidson. Professor Davidson will serve as the inaugural head of the University’s major research initiative in the Creative and Performing Arts, based in the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM). 

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MCM Schools Engagement Project

04 Sep 2013

Students from three Bendigo and Ballarat secondary schools are tuning up for a performance of their lifetimes at Melba Hall in Melbourne on Friday 13 September. This concert is the culmination of SmArts regional music program, a collaboration between The Smith Family and the University of Melbourne.

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Alex & Nilusha record with Mike Stern

26 Aug 2013

In June 2013, Alex Pertout (Head, VCA Contemporary Music Performance) and alumna Nilusha Dassenaike, a.k.a ALEX & NILUSHA, recorded three original tracks for their new album 'Tales To Tell' featuring special guest performances by legendary US guitarist MIKE STERN. A single from the forthcoming album - 'Falling' featuring Mike Stern - is now available on iTunes, Amazon and all good online digital stores.


Film still from 'Ukraine is not a brothel'
Femen doco at Venice

26 Aug 2013

VCA alumna Kitty Green (BFTV 2007) was arrested by Belarusian KGB agents while shooting her first feature film Ukraine is not a Brothel, revealing the truth behind topless Ukrainian feminist protesters Femen. The film has now been selected to premiere at the prestigious Venice Film Festival. The film is co-produced by fellow alum Michael Latham (BFTV 2008) and Jonathan auf der Heide (BFTV 2007). Read the full story in The Age.