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VCA & MCM May e-newsletter

07 May 2015

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VCA & MCM April e-newsletter

10 Apr 2015

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Deborah Cheetham inducted on to Victorian Women's Honour Roll

13 Mar 2015

Twenty-two women were inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women at a ceremony at Federation Square on Wednesday 11 March 2015. Among them was opera singer and composer Ms Deborah Cheetham AO, the VCA & MCM's Associate Dean (Indigenous Development).

The annual induction recognises the achievements and contributions of remarkable Victorian women who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their field of expertise, interest or endeavour.The Honour Roll was first established in 2001 and contains over 500 names.


VCA & MCM March e-newsletter

13 Mar 2015

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Acclaimed Indigenous artist Richard Frankland joins the VCA & MCM

25 Feb 2015

One of Australia’s foremost Indigenous artists, Richard Frankland, has joined the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM) at the University of Melbourne, as Head of Curriculum & Programs.

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Tiriki Onus wins new Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship for possum skin cloak project

12 Nov 2014

Indigenous story telling drawing inspiration from the cultural significance of the possum skin cloak will be the focus of a year long project for Victorian multimedia and performing artist, Tiriki Onus, who was today awarded the inaugural Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship (HIF) at the University of Melbourne.

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Associate Dean for Indigenous Development and Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Development, Deborah Cheetham.
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust announces $1 million Indigenous art residency program

03 Sep 2014

A $1 million grant from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust has been announced to establish a far-reaching new Indigenous arts residency program in perpetuity at the University of Melbourne – the Hutchinson Indigenous Residency (HIR).

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Tjanpi Desert Weaver Roma Butler with student
Indigenous weavers give insight into contemporary Australian art

12 Aug 2014

For the first time in Victoria, the renowned Tjanpi Desert Weavers will be holding a series of three masterclasses for Fine Arts students at the University of Melbourne.

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VCA & MCM July e-newsletter

25 Jul 2014

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VCA & MCM June e-newsletter

27 Jun 2014

Read the June edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.

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Associate Dean (Indigenous Development) honoured in Queen's Birthday Awards

10 Jun 2014

Deborah Cheetham, Associate Dean (Indigenous Development) and Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia.

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VCA and MCM and State Government of Victoria launch refurbished Grant St Theatre

20 Mar 2014

The VCA and MCM’s Grant St Theatre has been refurbished and the new Lionel Gell Lounge launched, creating one of Melbourne’s premier music theatre performance venues.

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