Arts

What is Melbourne Now?

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

 

Liz Banks-Anderson explores the contributions from VCA artists and alumni to the Melbourne Now exhibition, currently on show at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Celebrating Piranesi in Melbourne

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

A series of exhibitions, events and a symposium celebrating the visionary achievements of the extraordinary 18th century Italian print-maker, Piranesi, will be held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne, and the State Library of Victoria over coming weeks. By Katrina Raymond

Shift toward empathy

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

With the recent success of films such as Silver Linings Playbook and TV shows like Homeland and United States of Tara, there has been a marked shift in how mentally ill characters are portrayed on screen. By Ryan Sheales

Driving change and participation in Singapore’s arts and culture

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

Arts graduate Angelita Teo was appointed Director of the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) in July last year. She spoke with Christopher Strong about her career and the Masters of Art Curatorship. 

Read along with the 10 great books series

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

A book originally banned and burnt by French authorities but went on to inspire that nation’s education system will be the first text analysed in the University of Melbourne’s 10 Great Books series.

Get creative in performing arts summer schools

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

In Europe and the US, summer schools in music, art, drama, and other creative and performing arts disciplines are commonplace. Many secondary school and tertiary students spend weeks over their summer break meeting new friends, developing new skills and discovering hidden talents. Programs such as the Dartington Summer School in the UK and the California State Summer School for the Arts in the US attract hundreds of participants each year. By Anastasia Slipper

VCA Art graduation show

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

After years at work in the studio, completing VCA Bachelor of Fine Art students traditionally celebrate with a graduation show opening party. 

Art and Seoul, and physics

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

A physics and visual art collaboration has been installed in the new National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea. By Zoe Nikakis.

Celebrating 75 years of the Grainger Museum

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

The University’s Grainger Museum celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2013 with an exhibition and accompanying book. Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs Brian Allison introduced the essays with an explanation of Grainger’s aims for the Museum and its current interpretation as one of only a handful of autobiographical museums in the world. Following is an edited extract.

Coranderrk: Showing the way in the fight for justice

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Some 130 years after residents successfully lobbied for a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the management of Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, the history of this remarkable but little-known chapter of Australia’s past has been brought to life, first on stage, and now in print. Gabrielle Murphy reports.

Preserving ancestral knowledge with painting on body and bark

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

An exhibition currently showing at the University’s Ian Potter Museum of Art shows Yolngu designs on bark. Following are highlights from a public forum led by curator Joanna Bosse, featuring comments from Yolngu artist Wanyubi Marika and ANU anthropologist Howard Morphy.

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Hitting the high notes through SmArts

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

Liz Banks-Anderson reports on a collaboration between the VCA & MCM and The Smith Family to engage regional students with arts
and education.