Indigenous Arts and Culture
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Meet Ngioka Bunda-Heath: 2022 Hutchinson Fellow
Ngioka Bunda-Heath is a Wakka Wakka, Ngugi and Birrpai dancer and storyteller whose choreographic works are a deep excavation of her cultural and ancestral histories. She is also a woman of many firsts: the first Aboriginal woman to graduate from the dance program at the VCA, and now, the first choreographer and dancer to receive the prestigious Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship and Residency at the University of Melbourne.As the 2022 Hutchinson Fellow, Ngioka will undertake a one-year residency at VCA Dance. We spoke with her about her choreographic practice and plans for the year ahead.
Meet James Howard, Jaadwa Musician and PhD Candidate
Dr Danny Butt, Associate Director (Research) VCA and Creative Producer Claire Bredenoord raise the profile of graduate researchers at the Victorian College of the Arts through beautiful interviews and documentation of their creative and scholarly works. In this interview with Jaadwa composer and current PhD Candidate James Howard, Danny and Claire give James the opportunity to reflect on the themes of his research in music and soundscape.
Meet Mikaylah, BFA (Visual Art) student at the University of Melbourne
Mikaylah Lepua is studying photography as part of the Bachelor Fine Arts (Visual Art) and is exploring her culture through her own unique lens. She describes herself as loud, fun and artistic, and if she could have dinner with anyone it would be Destiny Deacon, “an incredible Aboriginal artist”.
Indigenous artist Yhonnie Scarce wins prestigious RAKA Award
Victorian College of the Arts Lecturer Yhonnie Scarce has been named the 2018 Kate Challis RAKA Award recipient for her contribution to the visual arts using blown glass.
Arts explainer: what is social practice?
We hear a lot about social practice in the arts, but what actually is it? We asked course coordinator of the University of Melbourne’s new Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Social Practice and Community Engagement Dr Danny Butt.By Dr Danny Butt
Five Deadly Questions for Richard Frankland
Associate Professor Richard Frankland is Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne. He’s also a key figure in ongoing talks with the Victorian Government to establish a treaty or treaties to acknowledge the unique position of Aboriginal Australians, and a participant in the Victorian Government’s recently-launched Deadly Questions initiative. By Paul Dalgarno