Youngest-ever winner of Opera Foundation Australia award
07 May 2010
At 20 years of age, alumna Janet Todd is the youngest-ever winner of an Opera Foundation Australia award – the American Institute Of Musical Studies Award. The Award was granted by Opera Foundation Australia on the advice of the Music Board and enables Janet to participate in the American Institute of Musical Studies course in Graz, Austria during July and August this year.
Alumni finalists in the 2010 Archibald Prize
07 May 2010
Portraits by alumni James Money (BFA, Drawing 1995) and Marc de Jong (BFA, Painting 1993) were selected as finalists in the 2010 Archibald Prize, on view in the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 30 May.
Victoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative
30 Apr 2010
The Victoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative is an exciting exhibition developed by students currently studying Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the School of Art.
Student films at Cannes
29 Apr 2010
Current Film and TV student Ariel Kleiman has been selected for the 2010 Critic's Circle at Cannes International Film Festival for his short film Deeper than Yesterday. The Age reports. Edward Housden's film Muscles is one of 9 selected internationally for the Cannes Short Film Competition. The Australian reports. Read the full media release.
Master storyteller Stephen Cleary
28 Apr 2010
Master storyteller Stephen Cleary (UK) has spent five weeks on campus inspiring students, across all creative disciplines, in the art of storytelling. He spoke with Richard Stubbs on ABC's 774 on Tuesday 27 April, listen here.
Apples in the big Apple
28 Apr 2010
School of Art lecturer Elizabeth Gower has recently co-curated a highly successful exhibition, Imaging the Apple, in New York. Read More
Kokoda on ABC
15 Apr 2010
Kokoda, the two-part documentary produced by Film and TV PhD candidate and alumnus Andrew Wiseman, starts on Thursday 22 April on ABC at 8.30pm. More info.
April edition of the VCA and Music e-newsletter
01 Apr 2010
Read the April edition of the VCA and Music e-newsletter, click here.
Mary and Max the Exhibition
05 Mar 2010
Oscar-winning director/writer and Film and Television alumus Adam Elliot has developed an exhibition, in collaboration with ACMI, from the plasticine world of Mary and Max (2009). ABC Arts reports.
Chunky Move's latest recruit
03 Mar 2010
Dance alumna, Jorijn Vriesendorp, becomes Chunky Move's latest recruit in award-winning production Mortal Engine. The Age reports.
New Chair of the Faculty of the VCA and Music Advisory Board
01 Mar 2010
Former senior diplomat, Mr Ian Wilcock, has been appointed as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of the VCA and Music by the Council of the University of Melbourne. Mr Wilcock will take up the role from 1 March 2010. Read More
Young Love success at Sundance
01 Feb 2010
Young Love, written and directed by VCAM alumnus Ariel Kleiman, received an Honourable Mention in Short Filmmaking , the short film was produced by fellow students at the VCAM Film & Television School. Read Screen Australia media release.