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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

Read the July edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter


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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Police stables re-development artist concept
$42.5 million project set to transform the VCA & MCM

24 Feb 2014

A project worth more than $40 million will redevelop the Dodds Street stables into a visual arts wing at the VCA, creating a new entry point to the University and opening the campus to students, local business and residents.

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Southbank Arts Precinct Blueprint Announced

12 Feb 2014

An exciting new plan for Melbourne's Southbank Arts Precinct has been released by the Victorian Government.

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Victorian Indigenous Teens Making Movies with the VCA

29 Nov 2013

Expert filmmakers from the VCA will offer an intensive, free workshop called Making Movies for Indigenous teenagers in Portland from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th December 2013.

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Dance Australia review of VCA Graduation Season

25 Nov 2013

"Working with choreographic influences from Indonesia, China and Indigenous Australia, this year’s graduating students at the Victorian College of the Arts had plenty of cultural information to absorb alongside the usual technical requirements of their course." Read the Dance Australia review by Chloe Smethurst.


November e-newsletter 2013

22 Nov 2013

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


October e-newsletter 2013

24 Oct 2013

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