Arts

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

Music for the people

Volume 9 Number 2 February 11 - March 10 2013

The Sidney Myer Free Concerts bring great classics and great artists together during Melbourne’s summer season of outdoor music at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. 

Graduates on show at VCA

Volume 9 Number 2 February 11 - March 10 2013

Every year graduating students from each of the VCA School of Art’s studios – Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Spatial Practice – as well as those completing Honours and the Postgraduate Diploma of Visual Art – present some of the highlights from their year of study.

After the flood: restoring Warmun art

Volume 9 Number 2 February 11 - March 10 2013

In 2011 a flood raged through Warmun in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, gathering up and damaging much of the community’s treasured Indigenous art collection. Nearly two years later, a ground-breaking new partnership is bringing many of the restored works back to their rightful place. By Kate O’Hara.

Polish poster art on show

Volume 9 Number 1 January 14 - February 11 2013

A new exhibition to open at the Potter Museum at the University draws from the Gerard Herbst Poster Collection to put the spotlight on Polish poster art. By Katrina Raymond.

A beautiful garden

Volume 9 Number 1 January 14 - February 11 2013

Zoe Nikakis reviews a new book by Damon Young about the influence gardens have had on some of the world’s best writers. Dr Young is an honorary Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.

Ambitious head of strings at MCM

Volume 9 Number 1 January 14 - February 11 2013

The new head of strings at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music has bold ambitions for his own musical career as well as the department as a whole. By Ryan Sheales.

Scotch Strathspey and Reel at the Grainger

Volume 8 Number 12 December 10 2012 - January 14 2013

The final concert in the Grainger Museum as part of its public programs for the year saw soprano Vivien Hamilton and pianist Glenn Riddle present a program of music inspired by the ‘Hielands”. By Katherine Smith.

Project draws on audience participation to create collaborative art

Volume 8 Number 12 December 10 2012 - January 14 2013

Katrina Raymond explores a new exhibition at the Ian Potter Museum of Art about the work of senior artist Geoff Lowe and his collaborative partner Jacqueline Riva. 

New film society for serious film buffs

Volume 8 Number 12 December 10 2012 - January 14 2013

VCA Clickers is the new film society at the Victorian College of the Arts for anyone interested in exploring the art and creativity of film-making from a viewer’s perspective. By Alix Bromley.

Everyone’s a winner in this war

Volume 8 Number 11 November 12 - December 9 2012

On 11 November Australians all over the country commemorated Remembrance Day. And in Narrabeen, a group of University of Melbourne conservators joined forces with survivors of WWII to celebrate the day in their own special way. By Gabrielle Murphy.

Inspired by life

Volume 8 Number 11 November 12 - December 9 2012

An exhibition at the Dax Centre at the University of Melbourne shares thoughts about suicide, voiced through art, by those who have attempted and survived it. The result is surprisingly uplifting. By Katherine Smith.