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Science and art collide as performers tackle climate change

07 Jul 2016

In a double first, the world-renowned Performance Studies International (PSi) conference is headed to Australia and opening its doors to the public, with Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development Richard Frankland appearing as the keynote speaker. Read the media release.

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Womin Jeka: a choir with the desire to inspire

30 Jun 2016

Sopranos Deborah Cheetham AO and Shauntai Batzke are leading a unique choral performance at the University of Melbourne of a song in the Woi Wurrung language. Read more via Pursuit.

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Shedding the ‘victim narrative’ for tales of magic, myth and superhero pride

09 Jun 2016

Television is embracing Indigenous people as more than victims in a white story, writes Masters candidate Carissa Lee Godwin. Read the full story via The Conversation.

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White Night artist Josh Muir holds solo show at MARS Gallery

09 Jun 2016

Hutchinson Indigenous Fellow artist Josh Muir exhibits work from his White Night installation and more at MARS Gallery this month. Read more via the Herald Sun.

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Wilin Centre's Richard Frankland central in historic Treaty talks

30 May 2016

Artist, musician, activist and head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development Richard Frankland is one of many Indigenous community leaders participating in Victoria's historic Treaty talks. Read more about the inaugural Treaty and Self-Determination Forum, held from 26-27 May 2016, via NITV.

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We are the Australians, we have the power

17 Apr 2016

Aboriginal writer Bruce Pascoe makes the case for the real and present value of Indigenous culture to the country at large. Read more via Pursuit.

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Wilin and able with Indigenous art and culture

01 Apr 2016

The Wilin Centre's John Wayne Parsons knows a thing or two about the challenges facing Indigenous artists – and also the opportunities. Read more via Pursuit.

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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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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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Richard Frankland inducted to Victorian Aboriginal Honours Roll

21 Nov 2015

Richard Frankland, Head of Curriculum and Programs at the Wilin Centre, has been inducted to the Victorian Aboriginal Honours Roll – you can read his story here where he’s described as “a man of many talents who provides inspiration to all”.

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VCA & MCM October e-newsletter

09 Oct 2015

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

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