Alumni recognised on Queen's Birthday Honours list
15 Jun 2015
Soprano Cheryl Barker and baritone Peter Coleman-Wright, both alumni and holding Honorary Doctorates from the VCA & MCM, were recognised by the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours list for distinguished service to the performing arts as a mentor and role model, and through fundraising support for educational opportunities for the next generation of opera singers.
8th Asia Pacific Bureau Theatre Schools Festival & Directors Conference
12 Jun 2015
Two of our theatre lecturers, Rinske Ginsberg and Tony Smith, were in Singapore this week with our 2nd year theatre students for the 8th Asia Pacific Bureau Theatre Schools Festival & Directors Conference at LASALLE College of the Arts. They spent a week exchanging training methodologies with other schools and participating in workshops and other conference activities. You can see a photo album of our students performing here.
Ariel Kleiman releases debut feature film – Partisan
27 May 2015
Partisan, the debut feature film from Melbourne director, Ariel Kleiman, who graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), will be released theatrically in Australia this week (Thursday 28 May, 2015).
ALEX & NILUSHA win Premio Internacional at Cubadisco 2015
25 May 2015
Congratulations to Head of Jazz & Improvisation Alex Pertout and Nilusha Dassenaike who made a global splash at the fabled Tropicana Club in Havana last week when their album ALEX & NILUSHA 'Tales To Tell' won the Premio Internacional at the Cubadisco Music Awards. Read more>>
VCA & MCM May e-newsletter
07 May 2015
Read the May edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.
Graduates join Screen Australia Talent Escalator
30 Apr 2015
Screen Australia's Talent Escalator program will offer emerging directors Corrie Chen (BFTV (Hons) 2008, MFTV 2011) and Billie Pleffer (GDFTV 2012) an opportunity to work with industry experts to gain firsthand practical experience. Corrie will work as a director’s attachment to Shawn Seet on the Channel 7 mini-series Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door. Billie will be attached to director Glendyn Ivin (Gallipoli, Puberty Blues, Last Ride) on the six-part miniseries The Beautiful Lie. Read more.
Lou Hubbard wins Guirguis New Art Prize
27 Apr 2015
Head of Photography at the VCA, artist Lou Hubbard impressed the judges to take out the 2015 Guirguis New Art Prize, a prestigious $20,000 art prize, for her work Dead Still Standing at the opening of the GNAP15 exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on Friday April 10. Read more.
Winners of the 32nd Green Room Awards
27 Apr 2015
The winners of the 32nd Annual Green Room Awards, Melbourne's annual awards ceremony for the performing arts, were announced last Monday night at the Comedy Theatre. Amongst the winners there were many of our alumni and staff, including Alyson Campbell (VCA Head of Graduate Studies in Theatre) who won best director for The Trouble With Harry (MKA, Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy, Melbourne Festival) which also won best production in the Independent Theatre category. Read More
VCA representatives at Cannes Film Festival
17 Apr 2015
Cannes Film Festival word is out! Film director Justin Kurzel (GDFTV(Narrative) 2004) is in the official competition with Macbeth (2015), with cinematography by Adam Arkapaw (BFTV 2006) and starring Elizabeth Debicki (BDA 2011) as Lady Macduff. Representing the VCA among the 18 film school titles in the Cinéfondation selection is Qiu Yang’s Ri guang zhi xia (Under the Sun). Read more.
Fashion designer Valentino takes Victorian artist's work to catwalk
14 Apr 2015
Paintings by Australian artist and VCA alum Esther Stewart are gracing garments designed by internationally renowned Italian fashion label Valentino. The 26-year-old has recently returned from Paris where her colourful geometric creations were rolled out on the runway. Read more.
VCA & MCM April e-newsletter
10 Apr 2015
Read the April edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.
Nicholas Carter, 29, named ASO Chief Conductor
10 Apr 2015
The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra today announced the appointment of MCM alumnus Nicholas Carter (BMus, 2007) as its next Principal Conductor. At 29, Carter will be one of the youngest leaders of an Australian state orchestra ever and it will be the first time an Australian has been appointed to such a post since Stuart Challender was named Chief Conductor of the Sydney Symphony in 1987. Read more.