Winner of the $10,000 scholarship Celeste Chandler beside her winning artwork, Lovesick, located in the hotel’s dining room.
Windsor Art Award winner explores internal realm within public spectacle
16 Aug 2013
The Windsor Art Award and $10,000 scholarship were presented to VCA PhD candidate, artist Celeste Chandler, at a gala party in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Windsor last night. The artwork “Lovesick” located in the hotel’s classic dining room at 111 Spring Street was a reflection of the ‘masks’ we wear when in a public space. Read More
August e-newsletter 2013
16 Aug 2013
Read the August edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.
Dr Curt Thompson
University of Melbourne to host Mimir Chamber Music Festival
09 Aug 2013
Performers from the world renowned Mimir Chamber Music Festival are descending on Melbourne to entertain local audiences and deliver masterclasses for Melbourne Conservatorium of Music students. Read More
Taming the Beast - VCA and NICA graduates master King Kong
09 Aug 2013
Music Theatre graduates Sam Robson and Joshua Hooper say that the opportunities and experiences they were afforded at VCA put them in good stead for a professional show of this scale so early on in their burgeoning careers. Read full story on Arts Vic website.
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More