VCA 50th: Celebrating the arts since 1972

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). First established in 1972, with the School of Art, the VCA has grown to become a thriving hub of activity and a defining feature of Melbourne’s creative landscape.

VCA Director’s Dialogue Series

In this series of free public forums, VCA Director Professor Emma Redding speaks with leading thinkers about key areas of focus for the VCA community, as part of the broader arts sector, in its 50th year.

Arts for wellbeing and wellbeing for artists

Renowned arts practitioners and educators will consider the role that art can play in the broader community, and Country, as well as the importance of enhancing the wellbeing of artists through science and education.

Celebrating intersectionality and inclusion in the arts

This panel examines and critiques the normative, Western ideologies which have dominated our arts sector, and discusses the role that non-normative and marginalised approaches can play in challenging them.

Creative technologies and intertwined innovation

A panel of distinguished artists consider the ways that technology co-exists with the human body and how we build and predict futures through art.

Future forward: emerging artists now

Panellists consider the university as a site where speculation, curiosity and failure are valued, and where inspired learning and unlearning is fostered.

VCA director's message

At the Victorian College of the Arts we help students realise their potential, find their voice and contribute meaningfully to a global community of creative practice. In this video, Professor Emma Redding, Director of the Victorian College of the Arts, welcomes you to our unique institution in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct.

What's on

Get involved in the celebrations with a range of public events and activities taking place throughout the year, as well as engaging commentary from some of our leading thinkers.

Explore our campus

Fiona and Sidney Myer Gallery

A contemporary art space located in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct. A place for new work and education, for the Victorian and Australian arts community.

Learn more about VCA

Find other information about VCA history, staff, teaching and news.

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