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.
Music student with Ros McMillan and Martin Foley MP.
State-of-the-art Brian Brown Recording Studio launched at the VCA and MCM
27 Mar 2015
Today, the new ‘Brian Brown Recording Studio’ was launched by the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley MP at the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus – home to the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA and MCM). Read the full media release.
Deborah Cheetham inducted on to Victorian Women's Honour Roll
13 Mar 2015
Twenty-two women were inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women at a ceremony at Federation Square on Wednesday 11 March 2015. Among them was opera singer and composer Ms Deborah Cheetham AO, the VCA & MCM's Associate Dean (Indigenous Development).
The annual induction recognises the achievements and contributions of remarkable Victorian women who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their field of expertise, interest or endeavour.The Honour Roll was first established in 2001 and contains over 500 names.
VCA & MCM March e-newsletter
13 Mar 2015
Read the March edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.
Erin Tily-Laurie, Tura As Varla As Tura, 2015.
Celebrating International Women's Day
02 Mar 2015
In celebration of International Women’s Day on Sunday March 8, recent graduates from the School of Art will be screening a program of video works on the five flat screen monitors in the Hub Building (Southbank campus) from March 2 – 15. Read More
Acclaimed Indigenous artist Richard Frankland joins the VCA & MCM
25 Feb 2015
One of Australia’s foremost Indigenous artists, Richard Frankland, has joined the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM) at the University of Melbourne, as Head of Curriculum & Programs. Read More
Rare 'Doctor Who' synthesiser, EMS Synthi 100, restored after decades in storage
20 Feb 2015
When Leslie Craythorn retires as the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music's senior technical officer this year he will leave behind a rare instrument. On request of the university, Mr Craythorn has spent some of his last months on the job meticulously restoring a rare Electronic Music Studios (EMS) Synthi 100 modular synthesiser. The ABC reports.
Encounters performer and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) student Rosie Leverton. Photos by Peter Casamento
University of Melbourne takes arts to the streets for SummerSalt
04 Feb 2015
As part of the Melbourne Arts Precinct, the University of Melbourne is sponsoring the dynamic outdoor arts festival SummerSalt, currently underway until February 21, 2015 Read More
AACTA Award for Best Feature Length Documentary
30 Jan 2015
Congratulations to Film & TV alumni Kitty Green, Jonathan auf der Heide and Michael Latham who received the AACTA Award for ‘Best Feature Length Documentary’ for their film Ukraine is not a Brothel.