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Meet Tyran Parke, the new Head of Music Theatre at the University of Melbourne
Award-winning singer, actor, director and recording artist Tyran Parke will be stepping into the role of Head of VCA Music Theatre in January 2019. He talks to Thuy On about his plans … and why he hates the word ‘vision’.By Thuy On
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
Flamingos, giants, and School of Rock: backstage with VCA Production students
Without sound designers, stage managers, and set and costume designers, many stage, screen and music performances would never get off the ground. We spoke to three graduating Production students about their profession, philosophies, favourite projects, and what’s on the horizon for next year.By Susanna Ling
Artist Moorina Bonini on the reclamation of cultural identity
Graduating VCA Visual Art Honours student Moorina Bonini discusses her work The Other Reclaims, exhibited in The Stables as part of the 2018 VCA Art Graduate Exhibition.By Moorina Bonini
VCA 2018 Graduate Film Series: Moonshine
The annual Victorian College of the Arts Film and Television Graduate Screenings showcase the talent of our Film & Television students. We caught up with filmmaker Jake Neville to talk about his film Moonshine, screening at ACMI on Sunday 9 and Saturday 15 December.By Susanna Ling
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.
VCA 2018 Graduate Film Series: Love is a Lunatic City
The annual Victorian College of the Arts Film and Television Graduate Screenings showcase the talent of our Film and Television students. We caught up with director Hannah Moore and producer Lauren Beck to talk about their film Love is a Lunatic City, screening at ACMI on Friday 7 and Saturday 15 December.By Susanna Ling
VCA 2018 Graduate Film Series: Among Men
The annual Victorian College of the Arts Film and Television Graduate Screenings showcase the talent of our Film & Television students. We caught up with director Ande Cunningham and producer Melanie Scammell to talk about their film Among Men, screening at ACMI on Saturday 8 and Sunday 16 December.By Susanna Ling
Explainer: what is artistic research?
The role of artistic researchers is not to describe their work – it’s something else entirely.By Professor Barb Bolt, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.
Meet Tom Richards, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) graduate, University of Melbourne
Tom Richards auditioned three times before getting into the VCA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) – so has it been worth it?As told to Kelly Southworth.
Five questions for Dr Kate Just, Graduate Coursework Coordinator (Visual Art), University of Melbourne
Dr Kate Just is an award-winning contemporary artist and academic who has worked extensively with representations of the body, feminism, and queer arts theory and practice. As part of our ongoing Staff Stories, she tells us about what’s important to her and what she loves about her work.As told to Kelly Southworth.
Meet Sarah Vickery, Master of Directing for Performance student, University of Melbourne
Directing plays for Mardi Gras, tackling the challenge of academic study, and developing work that tackles provocative social issues – for Victorian College of the Arts student Sarah Vickery, theatre directing is much more than a job.
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
Podcast: Professor Sally Smart, “The power of artists is extraordinary”
The Expert Hack Podcast sat down with Victorian College of the Arts alumna artist Professor Sally Smart to discuss how artists are influencing politics and social change.
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
Margot Fenley to step down as Head of VCA Music Theatre
Head of VCA Music Theatre Margot Fenley has announced she will step down at the end of 2018 to take on a new teaching position within the discipline.
VCA Dance – on board with the Travelling Dance Studio in Berlin
Some 22 VCA Dance students recently took part in the annual Travelling Dance Studio program in France and Germany, honing their knowledge and skills in ways that will benefit them in Australia. By Paul Dalgarno
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
An interview with Yandell Walton, resident artist in the VCA’s PHASMID Studio, Berlin
Melbourne artist Yandell Walton’s work interacts with its environment in complex ways. So what effect will being in Berlin have on her practice?By Paul Dalgarno
A new era for VCA Dance
Head of VCA Dance Jenny Kinder has announced she will step down from her role at the end of 2018.