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VCA launches Research Clusters

06 Aug 2013

Three inaugural VCA Research Clusters were launched in July following the Faculty’s Graduate Research Symposium, centered around a research theme and designed to be cross-disciplinary and collaborate across VCA & MCM Schools and Centres, throughout the University more broadly and externally.

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SAVE THE DATE: Spectres of Evaluation Conference 2014

06 Aug 2013

From 6 -  7 February, join us on the banks of the Maribyrnong River at Footscray Community Arts Centre in Melbourne, Australia, for Spectres of Evaluation Conference 2014: Rethinking Art / Community / Value.

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Chancellor's Prize for Excellence recognises outstanding PhD theses

22 Jul 2013

Dr Jeanette Tamplin, a 2012 graduate of the MCM doctoral program, was awarded one of the University’s prestigious PhD prizes for her thesis on The effects of singing on respiratory function, voice and mood for people with quadriplegia

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A scene from Natalie Cunningham's 'You Know What? I Love You.' (above) and Darren Cole's 'Cut Sleeves' (below).
Maternal affection and punk rock resurrection: VCA documentaries to screen at prestigious festival

16 Jul 2013

Documentary films by VCA students covering topics as diverse as cooking with your grandma and Melbourne's edgy punk rock scene will screen at this month's Melbourne International Film Festival.

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Tanya Gerstle’s recent VCA production of Pericles Punished (after Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare). Presented by Acting Company 2013 and 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Production students. Photo by Jeff Busby. June, 2013.
Learning how to act

11 Jul 2013

Macgeorge Fellow Professor Mary Luckhurst talks to Alix Bromley about how she believes a physical approach to staging text, devised by Melbourne theatre-maker Tanya Gerstle, is going to revolutionise actor training in the United Kingdom. Read full story in the Voice.


RE Ross Trust Playwright winners

02 Jul 2013

Congratulations to Master of Writing for Performance alumni Mari Lourey and Tobias Manderson-Galvin who have both won a 2013 R E Ross Trust Playwrights’ Script Development Award for their respective 2012 graduating plays. Read the judge’s comments here.


Shauntai Batzke, second year Bachelor of Music student studying at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
Wilin Winter Intensive nurtures Indigenous operatic talent

03 Jun 2013

15 Indigenous singers will have a chance to learn from the nation’s top performers next week, when Australia’s National Indigenous Opera Company takes up residence at the University of Melbourne’s VCA & MCM.

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Melbourne Prize for Music 2013

30 May 2013

ENTRIES NOW OPEN - visit www.melbourneprize.org to obtain the entry form. Entries close 16 July 2013.

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Photographer David Simmonds
Windsor Hotel a Canvas for Artists

23 May 2013

In an collaborative exhibition from July 26 to 5 September, graduate student artists from the VCA will transform the 130 year old Windsor  into an installation art space, creatively using the hotel’s multitude of quirky spaces, including ceilings, lift wells, fireplaces, guest corridors, lights, windows and historic staircases.

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Melbourne launches biggest campaign of its kind in city’s history

22 May 2013

The University of Melbourne has launched the largest philanthropic Campaign in its 160-year history, seeking to raise $500 million by 2017. $10 million from The Ian Potter Foundation, Martyn and Louise Myer, and The Myer Foundation will go towards the exciting development of the Southbank Campus – using the leverage that philanthropy can provide to encourage government to work in partnership. Read full media release.


Spaceship &lsquot;˜Kari-nui’

20 May 2013

Tomorrow the team at West Space will bring an international art project by Japanese artist Risa Sato to the Victorian College of the Arts.

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May e-newsletter 2013

16 May 2013

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