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Dr Sally Treloyn awarded ARC Future Fellowship

16 Dec 2015

Ethnomusicologist Dr Sally Treloyn (VCA & MCM) has received one of 50 new research grants announced today by the Australian Government under the ARC Future Fellowships scheme for 2015. 

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Video: Art, identity and the Chinese diaspora

15 Dec 2015

Filmmaker Natalie Cunningham explores the intersection of music and cultural identity with indie pop songstress Sophie Koh. Watch on Pursuit.

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Adam Arkapaw receives Byron Kennedy Award at AACTA Awards

10 Dec 2015

Cinematographer and VCA alumnus Adam Arkapaw (BFTV 2006) was announced last night at the AACTA Awards as the recipient of the Byron Kennedy Award, which includes a $10,000 prize, for outstanding creative enterprise within the film and television industries.

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Simon Maidment (NGV), Melissa Loughnan (Utopian Slumps), Carla Milentis (Art Prize Winner), Pete Keen (Sugar Mountain).
Carla Milentis wins inaugural Sugar Mountain Art Prize

09 Dec 2015

Congratulations to VCA art student Carla Milentis who is the winner of the inaugural Sugar Mountain Art Prize. Carla has been added to the Sugar Mountain Festival  2016 visual artist line-up and she'll receive a $7,500 grant. This grant will go towards the creation of her work and support her early days as a professional artist.

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VCA & MCM December e-newsletter

02 Dec 2015

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

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Mariaa Randall
Generators videos: Looking at Aboriginal identity through dance

01 Dec 2015

Filmmaking alumnus Eddie Diamandi explores choreographer and VCA alumna Mariaa Randall’s dance practice and how it intertwines with her Indigenous heritage. Watch the video via Pursuit.

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Josh Muir with artwork 'We Will Survive', digital print on aluminium, 2015. Photo by Sav Schulman.
Street artist wins $45,000 Indigenous arts residency

01 Dec 2015

Contemporary artist Josh Muir, whose work draws on hip-hop and street art culture, has won a year-long residency at the University of Melbourne, including a cash grant of $40,000 and up to $5,000 for materials as part of the Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship.

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VCA awarded Positive Champion Award

24 Nov 2015

On behalf of students and staff, Robert Walton (Honours Coordinator in Theatre) received the 2015 Positive Champion Award last night from Living Positive Victoria for VCA's 2014 theatre project ENUF is Enough, where students devised two new theatre works based on the stories of Victorians living with HIV/AIDS.

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Richard Frankland inducted to Victorian Aboriginal Honours Roll

21 Nov 2015

Richard Frankland, Head of Curriculum and Programs at the Wilin Centre, has been inducted to the Victorian Aboriginal Honours Roll – you can read his story here where he’s described as “a man of many talents who provides inspiration to all”.

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Generators video: A graphic way to tell the story of tsunami

16 Nov 2015

Filmmaking alumna Irene Metter tells the story of journalist John Bailey, who is creating a graphic novel based on the stories of those affected by the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Watch the video via Pursuit.

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Adam Simmons
Playing for good: Melbourne musicians building community through collaboration

13 Nov 2015

The Melbourne Music Map is a collaboration between Associate Professor John Fitzgerald, alumnus Adam Simmons and 100 local musicians that documents the social networks that exist between musicians in the Melbourne arts scene.  Stemming from Professor Fitzgerald’s background in social policy development and criminology, the Melbourne Music Map will be developed during November, when multi-instrumentalist Adam Simmons performs 25 concerts of four duets with 100 different Melbourne musicians covering all genres of music. As each concert is performed, the four new musicians will be added to the network map. Read the media release >>

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Image gallery: Naughty, bawdy, gaudy, sporty – it’s 42nd Street

06 Nov 2015

Graduating music theatre students brought the classic Broadway number to the the Victorian College of the Arts for their final year performance season in September 2015. Led by an all-star creative team, 42nd Street also featured set design, lighting and stage management by graduating production students. View the image gallery via Pursuit.

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