Arts

Australia’s Bollywood star

Volume 10 Number 6 June 9 - July 13 2014

 

Pallavi Sharda is an Australian-born Bollywood actress who studied Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne. Christopher Strong asked her about her education in Australia.

Searing of hearts and minds

Volume 10 Number 6 June 9 - July 13 2014

 

Melbourne hosts the 20th World Aids Conference this month, and a University of Melbourne exhibition documents responses to the epidemic since 1979. By Annie Rahilly.

From Manchester to Melbourne: a rare treat for book lovers

Volume 10 Number 6 June 9 - July 13 2014

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On loan as part of Melbourne Rare Book Week and the forthcoming Cultural Treasures Festival, a unique opportunity to view the University of Manchester’s copy of the Gutenberg Bible will offer book lovers a chance to observe a seminal moment in the history of printing and the book. By Gabrielle Murphy.

My life as a playlist

Volume 10 Number 6 June 9 - July 13 2014

 

Your desert island discs do more than entertain! Research shows they also play a significant role in our complex emotional and psychological inner life. By Liz Banks-Anderson.

New writing from Tony Birch

Volume 10 Number 5 May 12 - June 8 2014

 

Laura Soderlind reviews Dr Tony Birch’s latest collection of short stories, The Promise. Dr Birch researches and teaches creative writing in the University of Melbourne’s School of Culture and Communication.

Victoria’s post-contact history in objects on show

Volume 10 Number 5 May 12 - June 8 2014

 

Archaeological artefacts from eight of Victoria’s oldest post-contact historic sites are being showcased – most of them for the first time – at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne.

Reading along with Chaucer

Volume 10 Number 5 May 12 - June 8 2014

 

The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, was the latest text explored in the 10 Great Books series. Professor Stephanie Trigg discussed this medieval work that sits on so many bookshelves and appears on so many University reading lists. By Laura Soderlind.

Partnering the Italian Masters

Volume 10 Number 5 May 12 - June 8 2014

 

The University of Melbourne is the National Gallery of Victoria’s official Learning Partner for the Winter Exhbitions show of Italian Masters, due to open later this week.

Painting the town red

Volume 10 Number 5 May 12 - June 8 2014

 

From basketballs to chopsticks, the whole world is ‘Red’ Hong Yi’s canvas, writes David Scott

Beautiful gore: grotesque images from the University’s print collection

Volume 10 Number 5 May 12 - June 8 2014

 

The University’s Baillieu Library has launched its new, refurbished exhibition space with a stunning collection of works from its print collection. By Katherine Smith.

Steve Bush on show: historical landscape painting with a twist of kitsch

Volume 10 Number 4 April 14 - May 11 2014

 

Melbourne artist Steve Bush’s surreal sensibility will be on display at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, in an exhibition of new and old work spanning the past 30 years.  By Katrina Raymond

A Quill Award for journalism student

Volume 10 Number 4 April 14 - May 11 2014

 

A story about a Facebook stalker has garnered a Quill award for Masters of Journalism student Aliyah Stotyn. By Stav Psonis.