Arts

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.

Record gift to fund art conservation Chair and Centre

Volume 10 Number 4 April 14 - May 11 2014

 

Chris Weaver reports on a major gift to support art conservation, teaching, learning and research, received recently from the Cripps Foundation

Travelling film studio heads to India

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

A Victorian College of the Arts travelling studio has given Film and Television students the chance to travel to India to make unique films with local partners. Liz Banks-Anderson finds out how it went. 

VCA Opera graduates have Sydney Harbour all aflutter

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

VCA graduate and professional Opera Singer Simon Meadows will star in a new production of Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour. By Liz Banks-Anderson.

Machiavelli — a man for our time?

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

Ryan Sheales on The Prince, the second in the Faculty of Arts’ 10 great books series. 

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.