News

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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Gridlife selected for Puntoyraya Festival in Iceland

24 Jan 2014

'Gridlife', animation and sound works, created by Paul Fletcher and Mark Pollard has been selected for screening at the  Puntoyraya Festival in Iceland. The work is part of  the VCA Moving Image Narrative Research Cluster project 'Resonating Spaces', originally shown at The Ian Potter Museum of Art.


University students help Timorese youth arts projects

24 Jan 2014

In late 2013, VCA  students Amanda Huskard, Bryan Phillips and Chris Parkinson, with Chemical Engineering PhD candidate Joseph Richardson, received two DreamLarge grants to teach East Timorese youth valuable skills to document Timorese art, dance and music. MUSSE reports.


VCA alumni Hot Shot teams get their short films greenlit

21 Jan 2014

Five of the six filmmaking teams that have been selected for Screen Australia’s short film program, Hot Shots, have VCA alumni as their writer, director or producer. Congratulations to Corrie Chen, Jim Wright, Andrew Kavanagh, Billie Pleffer, Robbie McEwan and Rodd Rathjen.

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Jacqui Stockdale in the Louvre Museum, Paris

15 Jan 2014

Jacqui Stockdale's (BFine Art, 1990) works 'Lady Rabbit' and 'Colonial Boy' are currently on show at the Louvre Museum, Paris in the exhibition 'LIVING ROOMS' curated by Robert Wilson and Philippe Malgouyres. The exhibition runs until 17 February 2014. www.louvre.fr/en/expositions/living-rooms


Kate Just awarded Rupert Bunny Visual Arts Fellowship

15 Jan 2014

Congratulations to Kate Just (Lecturer in Painting) who has recently been awarded the 2013 Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship.

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Bold narratives own the screen at 45th Annual Film & TV Graduate Screenings

13 Dec 2013

This year’s screening season at ACMI will showcase the directing and producing talent of the VCA School of Film and Television’s Masters and Undergraduate Programs. This season will focus on produced films in the fiction, animation and documentary genres. Read more in the Voice.