Arts

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. 

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.