Arts

Confidence in the face of high expectations

Volume 9 Number 5 May 13 - June 9 2013

A group of theatrically talented students and alumni have debuted a new act at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, led by medical alumna Heli Simpson. The prognosis? They’ll have you in stitches. By Elizabeth Brumby

Treasures saved from civil war in Afghanistan

Volume 9 Number 5 May 13 - June 9 2013

Afghan cultural treasures saved from the devastations of war by courageous museum workers are on show at the Melbourne Museum, with academic partnerships from the University of Melbourne. By Katherine Smith.

Walking to another beat: the University’s gay history

Volume 9 Number 5 May 13 - June 9 2013

Laura Soderlind reflects on her participation in a recent inspiring walking tour highlighting the University’s gay history.

Settling a score with a footy sculpture

Volume 9 Number 5 May 13 - June 9 2013

Art historian and former Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne Chris McAuliffe recently delivered his Harvard Chair of Australian Studies Returning Lecture on the connection between football and federation.  Following is an edited extract.

Music therapy leaving patients on a high note

Volume 9 Number 4 April 8 - May 12 2013

The universal nature of music is proving to be a welcome remedy for poor health. By Liz Banks-Anderson.

Children’s reflections inspire glass art

Volume 9 Number 4 April 8 - May 12 2013

A long-running collaboration between Melbourne glass artist Philip Stokes and the children at the University of Melbourne’s Early Learning Centre has produced a stunning range of unique artworks. By Catriona May.

NGV’s Kelly Gellatly is new Director of Ian Potter Museum of Art

Volume 9 Number 4 April 8 - May 12 2013

The Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne has a new Director. By Katherine Smith.

Love of musical harmony is nurture not nature

Volume 9 Number 3 March 11 - April 8 2013

A new study has revealed that we can learn to love music – even the music we think we hate. By Rebecca Scott.

Different ways of seeing the natural world

Volume 9 Number 3 March 11 - April 8 2013

Vizard Foundation Assistant Curator at the Ian Potter Museum of Art Donna Leslie previews a new exhibition that contrasts contemporary and 19th century Aboriginal and European ways of looking at the natural world.

A Miller’s Tale

Volume 9 Number 3 March 11 - April 8 2013

Alex Miller (BA 1965) is one of Australia’s foremost novelists and a two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award. He spoke to Chris Weaver.

Getting the goodness out of culture

Volume 9 Number 2 February 11 - March 10 2013

An insider’s view into the visual art culture of the Bardi/Jawi people of the West Kimberley forms the research component in a Masters of Fine Art degree for Indigenous artist Ngardarb Riches. By Rebecca Hobden.

Visiting Neighbours in Summer Bay? Drop by the VCA first

Volume 9 Number 2 February 11 - March 10 2013

Roles in TV soap-operas have launched the careers of many prominent Australian actors. A short course in acting for soaps at the VCA has proven very popular over summer. By Ryan Sheales