Arts

Curating Australian war art

Volume 8 Number 9 September 3 - October 8 2012

Graduates of the Master of Art Curatorship are taking on appointments caring for and interpreting art and material culture in Australia and around the world. By Ryan Sheales.

An out of the ordinary book of essays

Volume 8 Number 9 September 3 - October 8 2012

In Out of the Ordinary: Popular Art, Architecture and Design, Derham Groves explores his academic and personal passions. Zoe Nikakis dives into his world. 

Prizes for Australian writing

Volume 8 Number 9 September 3 - October 8 2012

The University’s Australian Centre announced its Literary Awards for 2012 during the Melbourne Writers’ Festival recently. By Ryan Sheales.

Artist’s tribute to Cochlear implant inventor

Volume 8 Number 9 September 3 - October 8 2012

Artist and Cochlear implant recipient Peter Gresham has exhibited an intriguing portrait of Professor Graeme Clark, inventor of the now 30-year-old bionic ear, in the ‘for we are young and free exhibition’. By Gabrielle Murphy.

It’s getting old

Volume 8 Number 8 August 13 - September 9 2012

A group of talented young students celebrates 60 years of the Law Revue with a little help from their friends. By Louise Bennet.

Singers are winners

Volume 8 Number 8 August 13 - September 9 2012

Two voice students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music have won first and second prizes in this year’s Mietta Song Competition. By Alix Bromley.

Celebrating sport and art

Volume 8 Number 8 August 13 - September 9 2012

One of Australia’s most valuable and prestigious art prizes, the 2012 Basil Sellers Art Prize, has been awarded to Jon Campbell for his work, Dream Team. Zoe Nikakis speaks with him.

Putting musical theatre centre stage

Volume 8 Number 8 August 13 - September 9 2012

A new centre researching the history of music theatre in Australia may seem like music lite, but according to its director Peter Wyllie Johston, to overlook the form’s influence in Australian cultural life would be a grave oversight. By Ryan Sheales.

From the Baillieu to Birmingham… and on to the Bodleian

Volume 8 Number 7 July 9 - August 13 2012

The University of Melbourne’s cultural collections are a rich and rare treasury that has proved a source of fascination and inspiration for generations of students, staff and the wider community. Gabrielle Murphy reports.

Tell your dog you’re pregnant

Volume 8 Number 7 July 9 - August 13 2012

Just as mums- and dads-to-be attend parenting classes, dogs also need help adapting to life with a new baby. By Nerissa Hannink.

Bathroom behaviour

Volume 8 Number 7 July 9 - August 13 2012

University of Melbourne psychologist Nick Haslam is correct when he writes in his newest book that the “psychology of excretion may at first appear to be an unpromising topic for a book”, but even more so when he adds that it is, however, “crucially important and endlessly fascinating.” By Katherine Smith.

Letters from Gregory, circa 950AD

Volume 8 Number 7 July 9 - August 13 2012

From mid-medieval France to modern day Melbourne, retired University of Melbourne classicist John Martyn has traced the life of a valuable “Unknown Gregorian Manuscript”. By Katherine Smith.