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Welcome to the new Director of the Melbourne Conservatorium
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne welcomes a new Director to the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Dr Richard Kurth.
Southbank Campus to open for Open House Melbourne
Open House Melbourne visitors can be among the first to see the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music’s new world-class spaces at Southbank on 27 and 28 July, as part of a broader Open House Melbourne program at the University of Melbourne.
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre opens for Melbourne Conservatorium students and staff
More than 1,000 students and staff have moved into the new state-of-the-art Ian Potter Southbank Centre, home to the new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
Tiriki Onus: five questions for the Acting Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, percentage-wise, has the highest number of Indigenous students of any faculty at any university in Victoria, and now there are plans to rename campus paths and walkways with local Indigenous place names. Acting Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, Tiriki Onus, tells us more. By Thuy On
Sneak preview of the new Ian Potter Southbank Centre in the Melbourne Arts Precinct
Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was welcomed to The Ian Potter Southbank Centre today, with a performance by Conservatorium brass students Hannah Rundell, Natalia Edwards and Kiran Samuel.
Jon Cattapan becomes the first artist to test a new edition-making initiative at the VCA
A new edition-making initiative will see visiting artists creating work at the recently refurbished Victorian College of the Arts Print Workshop.By Susanna Ling
A tour of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct and the people who make it
The reimagining of Melbourne’s Southbank is a source of disruption, possibility and hope for the people and organisations of the Arts Precinct. By Susanna Ling
Jonathan Mills: How the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus benefits the city’s Arts Precinct
Sir Jonathan Mills AO is a prominent Australian-born composer and festival director, and joint Enterprise Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. Here, he discusses how the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music fit into the city’s vision for a revitalised Arts Precinct in Southbank. By Sophie Duran
Martyn Myer: ‘A world-class cultural capital needs a world-class arts training faculty’
Philanthropists come in all shapes and sizes, but for Martyn Myer there’s only one approach: roll up your sleeves and don’t take no for an answer. By Paul Dalgarno
‘Space of Friendship’: Melbourne Art Fair joins forces with the University of Melbourne
This year’s Melbourne Art Fair is being held at the University of Melbourne Southbank campus, home of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and Melbourne’s growing Arts Precinct.
Letter: Yours Internally
Director of the Margaret Lawrence Gallery Dr David Sequeira shares his thoughts about Yours Internally, an exhibition of work by Kiron Robinson and Grant Stevens showing from 27 July–25 August … and possibly gives the Backstreet Boys more poetic and artistic credit than they have enjoyed to date.By Dr David Sequeira
Meet Casey Jenkins, Master of Contemporary Art student
First year Master of Contemporary Art student Casey Jenkins is settling back into university study after spending a lot of time in small but active community art groups. Encouraged and inspired by other students and staff, Casey talks to us about collaborating and creating networks at the Victorian College of the Arts.As told to Kelly Southworh
Southbank’s redesigned Print Workshop – a guided tour at the Victorian College of the Arts
Printmaker Adrian Kellett has been at the Victorian College of the Arts’ Print Workshop for 19 years – first as a Fine Arts student, and now as Print Workshop Coordinator. He takes Susanna Ling on a walk-through of the newly-refurbished Print Workshops, designed by Hatz Architects.
Handing over the reins at The Stables – a new home for the arts in Melbourne’s Southbank
The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music today celebrated the completion of The Stables – a world-class visual arts and performance space in the heart of the city’s Arts Precinct.
Two-minute interview: David Batchelor, artist and writer
David Batchelor is one of more than 30 artists whose work will feature in Monochrome: Empty & Full at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery in Melbourne in May. By Sophie Duran
Gideon Obarzanek, choreographer: my life
We caught up with the award-winning choreographer and founder of Chunky Move Dance Company, who will present a new work at the VCA from 2–5 May.As told to Susanna Ling
Welcome to The Stables – a new, world-class arts facility in Melbourne’s Arts Precinct
The former Victoria Police Mounted Branch stables have been transformed by Kerstin Thompson Architects into world-class teaching and learning facilities for students of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. Here, lead architect Kerstin Thompson gives us a guided tour.
Peek into Buxton Contemporary with new director Ryan Johnston
Walk and talk with the inaugural director of Buxton Contemporary, on the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus, before the gallery opens on 9 March. By Susanna Ling
Introducing Ryan Johnston, the inaugural Director of Buxton Contemporary
Ryan Johnston will be the inaugural Director of Buxton Contemporary, the new purpose-built home for the Michael Buxton Collection embedded at the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts.
An interview with Tom Crago, the artist behind Materials at the NGV Triennial
He’s the CEO of Australian video game developer Tantalus Media, a restaurant owner, a former triple-jump champion, a PhD candidate … oh, and an artist at the blockbuster NGV Triennial exhibition. By Paul Dalgarno