Arts

Love of musical harmony is nurture not nature

Volume 9 Number 3 March 11 - April 8 2013

A new study has revealed that we can learn to love music – even the music we think we hate. By Rebecca Scott.

Different ways of seeing the natural world

Volume 9 Number 3 March 11 - April 8 2013

Vizard Foundation Assistant Curator at the Ian Potter Museum of Art Donna Leslie previews a new exhibition that contrasts contemporary and 19th century Aboriginal and European ways of looking at the natural world.

A Miller’s Tale

Volume 9 Number 3 March 11 - April 8 2013

Alex Miller (BA 1965) is one of Australia’s foremost novelists and a two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award. He spoke to Chris Weaver.

Getting the goodness out of culture

Volume 9 Number 2 February 11 - March 10 2013

An insider’s view into the visual art culture of the Bardi/Jawi people of the West Kimberley forms the research component in a Masters of Fine Art degree for Indigenous artist Ngardarb Riches. By Rebecca Hobden.

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.