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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.


From Masque to Opera

23 Oct 2013

Master Teacher Will Wroth, from the Netherlands, has directed a performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, From Masque to Opera. Read full story in MUSSE.


New gem to be added to world’s Music Theatre catalogue

18 Oct 2013

Music theatre work A Little Touch of Chaos by award-winning team of writer, actor and singer James Millar and composer Peter Rutherford has won the Victorian College of the Arts’ New Work Music Theatre Project to develop the musical further.

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Mumbai acting workshops

17 Oct 2013

SDDS Education Group, in conjunction with the VCA, will be conducting its next round of acting workshops in Mumbai from 25 November to 9 December. Find out more.


Jugmaker/author Najaf Mazari tries to teach Steve Thomas some rug repairing skills, watched by Najaf’s wife Hakima.
Freedom Stories: a multi-platform documentary in progress

14 Oct 2013

Award-winning documentary maker Steve Thomas is filming an independent feature about the many and varied contributions that former asylum-seekers are making to Australian society. Read full article in the Voice.


How music therapy can help people recover from trauma

13 Oct 2013

Dr Jeanette Tamplin talks to The Weekend Australian Magazine about how music therapy can help to people recover from tragedy and trauma.