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Dr Kim Dunphy, Dance Movement Therapist: ‘It’s our moral obligation to make a contribution’

4 December 2019
Digital archives of sung poems might seem a long way away from dance movement therapy, but for Dunphy it’s all part of a broader engagement with art, culture and communi...

A chance for teachers to upskill and make music accessible to students with disabilities

3 December 2019
A new course at the University of Melbourne will help equip music teachers with the skills to work with students with special needs and ensure they have equal access...

Chris Kohn, VCA lecturer: putting diversity centre stage

28 November 2019
Since 2016, Chris Kohn has been working on a PhD looking at theatre made by people with intellectual disabilities and those identifying as neurodiverse. Right now, though, he'...

VCA ART GRAD.SHOW.2019 – it's time to get excited

27 November 2019
Every year's VCA Art Grad Show is an event to remember, but this year it's bigger and better than ever....

Conversations on Country: experiencing Indigenous cultural and creative practices with the Wilin Centre

26 November 2019
Each year, the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development takes University of Melbourne students out on Country. Mireille Stahle joined the team in Yorta Yorta...

VCA Film & Television Graduate Screenings 2019 – what to expect

26 November 2019
The Victorian College of the Arts film screening season takes place between Friday 6 and Sunday 15 December 2019 at The Capitol, Melbourne....

Operation opera: the secret of success at the Melbourne Conservatorium’s Voice department

15 November 2019
What do Georgia Wilkinson, winner of the 2019 Herald Sun Aria competition, and Chloe Harris, who won this year’s prestigious Richard Divall Prize, have in common? Well,...

Luke Devenish: how screenwriting pulses through The Heart of the Ritz

14 November 2019
Luke Devenish is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright and lecturer who currently teaches Screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts. So how do all of those skills comb...

Meet Priya Namana, Master of Contemporary Art student at the University of Melbourne

11 November 2019
After moving to Melbourne to pursue design, Priya Namana found herself increasingly frustrated at the socio-political climate around her. She talks about how she found a const...

Homeside: music therapy for people living with dementia goes global

31 October 2019
Homeside is training family carers worldwide to use music interventions to manage behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia....

The need for truthing in language rematriation

29 October 2019
In this edited extract of her recent 2019 Lin Onus Oration at the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Dr Lou Bennet makes a compelling case for the impor...

Dr Katy Abbott wins for Hidden Thoughts at the 2019 Paul Lowin Prizes

28 October 2019
Dr Katy Abbott, Senior Lecturer in Music (Composition) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, has been announced as one of the winners of the 2019 Paul Lowin Prizes in a ce...