Arts

Bold narratives own the screen at 45th Annual Film & TV Graduate Screenings

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

Liz Banks-Anderson reviews the annual film and TV offerings of the VCA graduating class.

Shining the spotlight backstage: Production graduates showcase work

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

Production graduates from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) have showcased their work in set design, costume, workshop, sound, lighting and stage management at the Production Graduate Launch Exhibition. By Liz Banks-Anderson.

Digital Rosetta Stone wins software challenge

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

New software is helping document the dying days of some of the world’s endangered languages.  By Annie Rahilly.

History viewed through images

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

Celebrating the University of Melbourne’s 160th anniversary, the Ian Potter Museum of Art has drawn an exhibition of artworks, blueprints and photographs from the historical archives, that tell the story of its evolution as an institution. By Laura Soderlind.

Raymond Priestley’s polar lantern slides

Volume 9 Number 11 November 11 - December 9 2013

 

Melbourne’s first Vice-Chancellor was an intrepid polar expeditioner, and left a legacy of thousands of ‘magic lantern slides’ of photos taken during his Antarctic voyages. By Katherine Smith.

Lens wide shut

Volume 9 Number 11 November 11 - December 9 2013

 

APERTURE Festival Director, Dr Erminia Colucci from the Centre for International Mental Health, is getting ready to bring some amazing and confronting films to Melbourne. She tells Annie Rahilly she is involved because she simply loves a good story.

VCA premieres new plays

Volume 9 Number 11 November 11 - December 9 2013

 

VCA Drama recently staged two edgy contemporary plays rarely staged outside New York. By Kate Mazoudier, with graduating actors from Victorian College of the Arts Rachel Perks and Oliver Coleman.

Wagner and Us – The Ring comes to Melbourne

Volume 9 Number 11 November 11 - December 9 2013

 

Zoe Nikakis reports on the forthcoming Wagner and Us conference being organised by the Conservatorium of Music’s musicologists, with guest keynote by Wagner’s great granddaughter, Dagny Beidler. 

Artist, teacher or both? Supporting graduate art teachers

Volume 9 Number 10 October 14 - November 10 2013

 

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is researching the challenges of being an artist and a teacher, and offering graduates the chance to maintain their practice through an annual exhibition. By Catriona May.

Exhibition captures beauty of salt desert

Volume 9 Number 10 October 14 - November 10 2013

 

A new exhibition by Indian artist Gigi Scaria, a former McGeorge Fellow at the University, explores images of a vast, arid, and salty desert. By Katrina Raymond.

Freedom Stories: a multi-platform documentary in progress

Volume 9 Number 10 October 14 - November 10 2013

 

Award-winning documentary maker Steve Thomas is filming an independent feature about the many and varied contributions that former asylum-seekers are making to Australian society. He spoke to Alix Bromley about this ambitious project.

VCA talent in King Kong musical

Volume 9 Number 9 September 9 - October 14 2013

 

Liz Banks-Anderson and Maya Chanthaphavong speak to VCA graduates who are among the cast of King Kong - the blockbuster musical playing in Melbourne.