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$45,000 arts residency launched for Indigenous artists

24 Aug 2015

Indigenous arts practitioners from Victoria are invited to apply for 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 Residency. Read more.


VCA & MCM August e-newsletter

20 Aug 2015

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


War dance flash mob in support of Adam Goodes

04 Aug 2015

Staff and students from the VCA & MCM came together in Federation Square on Tuesday 4 August at 2.10pm for a flash mob, in solidarity with Adam Goodes.  Richard Frankland, Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, led a war cry to call for an end to racism in Australia. The event received widespread media coverage from The GuardianThe Age, SBSABC and broadly across social media channels such as Twitter.


VCA & MCM July e-newsletter

15 Jul 2015

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


VCA & MCM May e-newsletter

07 May 2015

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


VCA & MCM April e-newsletter

10 Apr 2015

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


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

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


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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