Dr Kouvaras publishes new book 'Loading the Silence'
03 May 2013
Dr Linda Kouvaras (Senior Lecturer in Musicology at the MCM) has just published Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age through Ashgate. The book is the major outcome of an ARC Discovery Grant. After contextualizing experimentalism from its inception in the early twentieth century, the book explores the ways in which selected sound art works demonstrate creatively how sound is embedded within local, national, gendered and historical environments. Read More
Lyrebird Press latest book 'Italy in Australia’s Musical Landscape'
02 May 2013
Lyrebird Press, at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, celebrates the past and future of Italy’s long presence in Australia’s musical landscape in this new book, volume 12 in the monograph series, Australasian Music Research. Read More
New social art forum InsideOut
24 Apr 2013
3MBS is excited to announce InsideOut – a new conversation initiative from the broadcaster, the Vision Australia Radio Network and the Community Radio Network in partnership with the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM), at the University of Melbourne. Read More
Rathjen short Tau Seru selected for Cannes
23 Apr 2013
The Australian short film Tau Seru, written, directed and produced by VCA graduate Rodd Rathjen (BFTV 2008; Honours 2010), has been selected in Competition at the 52nd Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week) in Cannes, which will run 16–24 May 2013. Read More
VCA film wins top honours at Uni Shorts film festival
19 Apr 2013
First Contact, directed by VCA student, Matthew Richards, rose above some tough competition at the 2013 Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival last weekend in Auckland to win the Postgraduate Fiction category while also winning the coveted Best Film Overall/Audience award. Read More
Plesch awarded 2013 Barbara Falk Award for Teaching Excellence
19 Apr 2013
Congratulations to Dr Melanie Plesch, Lecturer in Musicology at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, who has been awarded the 2013 Barbara Falk Award for Teaching Excellence. Read More
April e-newsletter 2013
18 Apr 2013
Read the April edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.
Cattapan receives Bulgari Art Award
15 Apr 2013
Congratulations to A/Prof Jon Cattapan who picked up the Bulgari Art Award for his artwork Imagine a Raft (Hard Rubbish 4+5), a triptych painted over a five year period. The prize, one of Australia’s most valuable, consists of $50,000 for the painting acquisition by the Art Gallery of NSW, and a $30,000 residency in Italy. The Age reports.
March e-newsletter 2013
20 Mar 2013
Read the March edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.
AIDC 2013: the true resurgence of the independent documentary
13 Mar 2013
Kate Rogers, a filmmaker completing her Masters specialising in Documentary at the VCA, has written an article for Screen Hub about the Australian International Documentary Conference F4 films this year. Read it online: AIDC 2013: the true resurgence of the independent documentary.
Boston Metro Opera Composition Competition
11 Mar 2013
Dr Katy Abbott, Lecturer in Composition at the MCM, recently won the '2013 Gold Medal for Art-Song' in the Boston Metro Opera Composition Competition for her song-cycle The Domestic Sublime. Read More
Kenny Pittock, 'Clingy Ex-Boyfriend', acrylic on cardboard, 2013
Painting student wins Linden Postcard Show
08 Mar 2013
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) student Kenny Pittock was announced as the winner of the 2013 Linden Postcard Show for his work Clingy Ex-Boyfriend. Read More