Arts

Matching up: tennis meets art for Basil Sellers prize

Volume 10 Number 7 July 14 - August 10 2014

 

VCA alumnus Rob McHaffie is among the 16 artists competing for the 2014 Basil Sellers Art Prize. By Katherine Smith.

Wuthering Heights: ultimate Gothic

Volume 10 Number 7 July 14 - August 10 2014

 

Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights was the latest instalment in the 10 Great Books series held by the Faculty of Arts. Professor Deirdre Coleman, Robert Wallace Chair of English, discussed this classic novel, famous for enchanting so many young readers with its heady gothic romance. By Laura Soderlind.

Life is a circus for University alumni

Volume 10 Number 6 June 9 - July 13 2014

 

Monique Edwards stops by Circus Oz to chat with University of Melbourne alumni Ben Hendry and Lilikoi Kaos, who have both been announced as members of this year’s ensemble cast.

Margaret Lawrence’s giving legacy

Volume 10 Number 6 June 9 - July 13 2014

 

Liz Banks-Anderson reports on the month of reflection on impactful philanthropy in the arts that took place during May. 

Epilepsy: from demons to enlightenment

Volume 10 Number 6 June 9 - July 13 2014

 

A program to develop an enlightened empathy in medical students for people with epilepsy is being run as part of the Medical Humanities program of the Melbourne Medical School, and a new exhibition in the Medical History Museum, bring new insights into focus. By Annie Rahilly.

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.