New gem to be added to world’s Music Theatre catalogue
18 Oct 2013
Music theatre work A Little Touch of Chaos by award-winning team of writer, actor and singer James Millar and composer Peter Rutherford has won the Victorian College of the Arts’ New Work Music Theatre Project to develop the musical further. Read More
Mumbai acting workshops
17 Oct 2013
SDDS Education Group, in conjunction with the VCA, will be conducting its next round of acting workshops in Mumbai from 25 November to 9 December. Find out more.
Jugmaker/author Najaf Mazari tries to teach Steve Thomas some rug repairing skills, watched by Najaf’s wife Hakima.
Freedom Stories: a multi-platform documentary in progress
14 Oct 2013
Award-winning documentary maker Steve Thomas is filming an independent feature about the many and varied contributions that former asylum-seekers are making to Australian society. Read full article in the Voice.
Best Emerging Writer: Emily Collyer
07 Oct 2013
Congratulations to VCA graduate Emily Collyer (M. Writing for Performance, 2013) for winning Best Emerging Writer (supported by Writers’ Victoria, in association with the Melbourne Theatre Company) at the 2013 Melbourne Fringe for her play "The Good Girl".
Tim Winton’s THE TURNING
04 Oct 2013
Tim Winton’s THE TURNING was created by Robert Connolly and produced by VCA alumna Maggie Miles (PGDFTV (Producing) 2007). Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines have each created a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel, including VCA alumni Anthony Lucas (GDFTV 1988), Rhys Graham (GDFTV 1998), Tony Ayres, Simon Stone (BDram 2005), Jonathan Auf Der Heide (BFTV 2007) and Justin Kurzel (GDFTV 2004). Watch the trailer.
Hamish Macdonald, 'Midnight', 186cm x 125cm, 2013
The Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship for talented VCA graduates
04 Oct 2013
Five Victorian College of the Arts graduates have been awarded The Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowships for theatre, music and visual art worth $70,000 at an award ceremony held on Thursday 3 October. Read More
The late John Hopkins
Vale John Hopkins
02 Oct 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our esteemed friend and colleague Professor John Hopkins OBE AM DMus (Hon). Prof Hopkins had a distinguished career spanning 60 years including orchestral, administrative and academic positions in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Read More
Maestro Zubin Mehta
Maestro Mehta to receive Honorary Doctorate at Government House
27 Sep 2013
Globally renowned musical conductor Maestro Zubin Mehta will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Melbourne in a ceremony with his Excellency the Governor of Victoria, The Honourable Alex Chernov. Read More
Arkapaw wins Emmy Award for Top of the Lake
19 Sep 2013
Australian mini-series Top of the Lake has won the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie at the Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles last Sunday 15 September. VCA alumnus Adam Arkapaw (BFTV 2006) was the cinematographer on the series. Read More
September e-newsletter 2013
19 Sep 2013
Read the September edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.
Primavera 2013: Young Australian Artists
09 Sep 2013
Congratulations to current Graduate Certificate in Visual Art student Jackson Eaton and alumnus Thomas Jeppe (BAHons 2005, GCVA 2011, MVA 2012), chosen as two of half a dozen emerging artists from across Australia to be included in Primavera 2013: Young Australian Artists, a highly prestigious exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
Traditional and contemporary Indigenous dance &lsquot;“ strong and proud
09 Sep 2013
The Kawadji Wimpa Dance Troupe will perform at the opening of the University of Melbourne's Festival of Ideas and also work with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts during their Spring Intensive in Indigenous contemporary dance.
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