Arts

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.

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.