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Disclosure: an Australian indie film and the team who made it

26 March 2021
Michael Bentham’s debut feature film Disclosure premiered at Palm Springs International Film Festival and Berlinale in early 2020. The film is screening at Cinema Nova...

Bridging ethnic divides at the Mitrovica Rock School: an interview with Dr Gillian Howell

10 March 2021
Dr Gillian Howell's research investigates the contributions of music and participatory arts to post-war peace, reconciliation, cultural development and community cohesion. Her...

Art Forum at the VCA: 'We’ve realised our community extends far beyond the borders of Southbank'

8 March 2021
The forthcoming Art Forum series at the VCA features artists such as Grace Lillian Lee, Glenda Nicholls and Brenda L Croft – and the success of last year's online events...

Hiraeth: a new solo guitar work to celebrate 100 years since Manuel de Falla's Homenaje a Debussy

8 March 2021
A century to the day since Spanish composer Manuel de Falla's iconic Homenaje a Debussy enjoyed its first major performance, Ken Murray performs a new companion piece com...

Feral queerness – an interview with Associate Professor Alyson Campbell

1 March 2021
Running interference? Going feral? Alyson Campbell discusses her research projects and strategies relating to her own queerness and the queerness of others....

Dr Sarah Woodland: 'Social justice is a connective tissue in my applied theatre work'

16 February 2021
In her role as Dean's Research Fellow in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Dr Sarah Woodland leads a portfolio of research entitled 'Performing Justice: Arts-Led Approaches...

Conservatorium trombone student wins prestigious Margaret Sutherland Bursary Competition

11 February 2021
Melbourne Conservatorium Bachelor of Music student Jessica Gillham has won the Margaret Sutherland Bursary competition 2020....

Binga – a buoyant symbol of hope on the University of Melbourne's Southbank campus

10 February 2021
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music recently welcomed a new face on campus for Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail....

Gondwana Choirs founder Lyn Williams named 2021 Heinze Award recipient

8 February 2021
The creator and driving force behind the Gondwana Voices, Sydney Children’s Choir and Gondwana Indigenous Choir has been recognised for transforming the country’s...

Resilience and connection through music – in person and online

28 January 2021
COVID-19 and its attendant lockdown restrictions occurred while Professor Jane Davidson's team was already developing a range of face-to-face elements for its intercultural mu...

Re-membrance, Re-volt, Re-emergence: a Social Practice lecture series at the VCA

14 January 2021
Re-membrance, Re-volt, Re-emergence is a global lecture series convened by Tania Cañas for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Social Practice and Community Engagement program...

Meet Tania Cañas, course coordinator of the Honours program in Social Practice and Community Engagement at the VCA

12 January 2021
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in Social Practice and Community Engagement is a new one-year course for artists of all disciplines exploring community dynamics an...