Arts

Art and Seoul, and physics

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

A physics and visual art collaboration has been installed in the new National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea. By Zoe Nikakis.

Celebrating 75 years of the Grainger Museum

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

The University’s Grainger Museum celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2013 with an exhibition and accompanying book. Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs Brian Allison introduced the essays with an explanation of Grainger’s aims for the Museum and its current interpretation as one of only a handful of autobiographical museums in the world. Following is an edited extract.

Coranderrk: Showing the way in the fight for justice

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Some 130 years after residents successfully lobbied for a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the management of Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, the history of this remarkable but little-known chapter of Australia’s past has been brought to life, first on stage, and now in print. Gabrielle Murphy reports.

Preserving ancestral knowledge with painting on body and bark

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

An exhibition currently showing at the University’s Ian Potter Museum of Art shows Yolngu designs on bark. Following are highlights from a public forum led by curator Joanna Bosse, featuring comments from Yolngu artist Wanyubi Marika and ANU anthropologist Howard Morphy.

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Hitting the high notes through SmArts

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

Liz Banks-Anderson reports on a collaboration between the VCA & MCM and The Smith Family to engage regional students with arts
and education.

Bold narratives own the screen at 45th Annual Film & TV Graduate Screenings

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

Liz Banks-Anderson reviews the annual film and TV offerings of the VCA graduating class.

Shining the spotlight backstage: Production graduates showcase work

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

Production graduates from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) have showcased their work in set design, costume, workshop, sound, lighting and stage management at the Production Graduate Launch Exhibition. By Liz Banks-Anderson.

Digital Rosetta Stone wins software challenge

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

New software is helping document the dying days of some of the world’s endangered languages.  By Annie Rahilly.

History viewed through images

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

Celebrating the University of Melbourne’s 160th anniversary, the Ian Potter Museum of Art has drawn an exhibition of artworks, blueprints and photographs from the historical archives, that tell the story of its evolution as an institution. By Laura Soderlind.

Raymond Priestley’s polar lantern slides

Volume 9 Number 11 November 11 - December 9 2013

 

Melbourne’s first Vice-Chancellor was an intrepid polar expeditioner, and left a legacy of thousands of ‘magic lantern slides’ of photos taken during his Antarctic voyages. By Katherine Smith.

Lens wide shut

Volume 9 Number 11 November 11 - December 9 2013

 

APERTURE Festival Director, Dr Erminia Colucci from the Centre for International Mental Health, is getting ready to bring some amazing and confronting films to Melbourne. She tells Annie Rahilly she is involved because she simply loves a good story.

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.