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Australia’s premier art journal Art & Australia gifted to the Victorian College of the Arts

18 Dec 2015

Australia’s premier art journal, Art & Australia, has a new home following the extraordinary gift to the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) by Eleonora Triguboff, owner, editor and publisher of the magazine since 2003. 

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Review - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

17 Dec 2015

Our resident Star Wars expert Peter Allen, Lecturer in Film and Television at the VCA, gives his verdict of the new film on Pursuit.

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Sarah Hopper wins APDG screen design award

17 Dec 2015

Congratulations to Sarah Hopper who has won the Australian Production Design Guild award for Student Screen Design with the VCA film The Best Way to Kill Your Mother, directed by Ruby Railey. Sarah just completed her Master of Production Design for Screen. See all APDG winners

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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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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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David Irving elected to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

30 Nov 2015

Dr David Irving (Senior Lecturer at the MCM) is one of 23 scholars elected to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the highest honour available for achievement in the humanities in Australia. A leading musicologist, cultural historian and baroque violinist, Dr Irving has pioneered studies on colonial-period music in the Philippines and other areas of Southeast Asia. His work examines the interaction of music with European, Philippine, Malay, Indonesian, Chinese and Indian culture with remarkable depth, and he is renowned as a leader in his field and a vital figure in Australian musicology. 

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Andrew Frampton awarded 2016 John Monash Scholarship

25 Nov 2015

Andrew Frampton, current MMus (Musicology) student, concert pianist, and MCM musicology research assistant, has been selected as a 2016 John Monash Scholar. The John Monash Scholarships, valued at $180,000 each, are awarded to outstanding Australians with leadership potential who wish to undertake postgraduate studies overseas and are among the most important – and most competitive - postgraduate scholarships available in Australia. 

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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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