Arts

Windsor Hotel art contrasts internal realm with public spectacle

Volume 9 Number 9 September 9 - October 14 2013

 

The grand old Hotel Windsor has been a canvas for VCA art students to explore in a project called Luminescence. By Alix Bromley.

Winner announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Volume 9 Number 9 September 9 - October 14 2013

 

 

Renowned Warmun painter Mabel Juli has won the Univerisity’s Kate Challis RAKA Award for 2013. By Katrina Raymond.

Traditional and contemporary Indigenous dance – strong and proud

Volume 9 Number 9 September 9 - October 14 2013

 

The Lockhart River Dancers – or Kawadji Wimpa Dance Troupe – will be performing at the opening of this year’s Festival of Ideas.

Cross-cultural understanding in practice

Volume 9 Number 9 September 9 - October 14 2013

 

Relatively unknown and until now, unresearched, the University of Melbourne’s Middle Eastern Collection comprises some 190 rare and precious manuscripts. By Gabrielle Murphy.

Comedy time for Melbourne Law Revue-ers

Volume 9 Number 8 August 12 - September 8 2013

 

Katherine Smith speaks to a producer and director behind this year’s Melbourne Law Revue.

Interning at the Venice Biennale “ridiculously exciting”

Volume 9 Number 8 August 12 - September 8 2013

 

It’s been a month of memorable experiences for Masters student Pippa Milne, as the inaugural intern of a new partnership program between the Australia Council for the Arts and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. By Kate O’Hara.

Documenting Tiwi art and tradition

Volume 9 Number 8 August 12 - September 8 2013

 

A recently published book from Melbourne University Publishing explores the beauty and complexity of Indigenous culture in northern Australia’s Tiwi Islands. By Katherine Smith.

A day in the life of a VCA student

Volume 9 Number 8 August 12 - September 8 2013

 

Zoe Nikakis looks at planned Open Day activities at the Victorian College of the Arts, where it’s business as usual for dancers, actors, musicans, filmmakers and visual artists. 

Colour Me Dead: Sex and violence in the contemporary psyche

Volume 9 Number 7 July 8 - August 11 2013

Interpretation of the nude in art, from romanticism to the present day, has inspired a new body of work by Philip Brophy, titled Colour Me Dead, on show at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne Potter until 18 September. By Katrina Raymond.

Reverie and its afterglow

Volume 9 Number 7 July 8 - August 11 2013

Reverie describes an “uncluttered imagination that is receptive to floating thoughts”, according to Emma Last, curator of a new exhibition by that name on show at the Dax Centre at the University of Melbourne. By Katherine Smith.

Learning how to act

Volume 9 Number 7 July 8 - August 11 2013

Macgeorge Fellow Professor Mary Luckhurst from York University talks to Alix Bromley about how she believes a physical approach to staging text, devised by Melbourne theatre-maker Tanya Gerstle, is going to revolutionise actor training in the United Kingdom.

The difference between looking and seeing

Volume 9 Number 7 July 8 - August 11 2013

It’s all in the interpretation as the Ian Potter Museum of Art takes an innovative approach to exploring how visual observation can enrich teaching and learning across all disciplines. By Kate O’Hara.