Arts

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.

A hole new way to play the piano

Volume 8 Number 11 November 12 - December 9 2012

KALDOR Public Arts Projects has invited Melbourne Conservatorium of Music students to participate in an innovative ‘backhanded’ performance on a modified piano. By Ryan Sheales.

Stephen Haley: Somewhere About Now

Volume 8 Number 10 October 8 - November 11 2012

Light and reflection are on show in an exhibition of work by VCA artist and lecturer Stephen Haley.

Opera, satire, activism in 1938: An Opera

Volume 8 Number 10 October 8 - November 11 2012

A new Union House Theatre production looks through the prism of satire and opera at protests by Aboriginal activists around Australia Day 1938. By Katherine Smith.

Looking into the shadow of the Apocalypse

Volume 8 Number 10 October 8 - November 11 2012

A recent symposium and ongoing exhibition exploring apocalyptic events in times gone by provide fascinating signposts for modern interpretations of mass death and disaster. By Gabrielle Murphy.

Drawing on experience

Volume 8 Number 10 October 8 - November 11 2012

Parenthood gave Melbourne artist Tai Snaith insight into the state of children’s picture books. She thought she could improve on the existing quality offered and produced The Family Hour in Australia. She spoke to Chris Weaver about an unexpected project.

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.