Sally Smart to talk about her new VCA show next week

October 17 / 198

World-renowned visual artist and University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Sally Smart will open a major solo exhibition at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery in Southbank this week.

“My Other Closet the Cabaret” shining a light on the dark side of the rainbow

June 17 / 194

Intimate partner abuse in the LGBTIQ community is the subject of a two-person cabaret opening in Melbourne in July.

Minna Gilligan on art school, making, and the 9 X 5 NOW exhibition

June 17 / 194

The exhibition 9 X 5 NOW at the Victorian College of Arts will bring together small artworks by over 300 artists, all graduates of the VCA. One such alumna, Minna Gilligan, graduated in 2012 and now works as a practicing artist in painting, drawing and collage. 

9x5 NOW exhibition receives huge response from Australia’s leading artists

May 17 / 193

More than 300 contemporary visual artists have contributed original artworks for the upcoming 9x5 NOW exhibition at the Victorian College of the Arts, to be staged in June at the University of Melbourne’s Margaret Lawrence Gallery.

Under Bunjil exhibition to launch Student Precinct’s new Outdoor Gallery

May 17 / 193

Artwork by VCA students through the Wilin Centre, and covers from Under Bunjil – the journal by Murrup Barak and UMSU Indigenous students – will be included in the first exhibition for the Student Precinct’s new Outdoor Gallery.

University supports VCA students and staff produced film adaptation of Dostoevsky classic

February 16 / 175

A talented group of current and past staff, students and alumni at the VCA and MCM have brought Dostoevsky’s classic novel Crime and Punishment’ to life in a bold new feature film. Led by director and film lecturer Andrew O’Keefe, the cast and crew have transformed the classic tale of murder and guilt, giving it a modern context.

Mimir Festival brings celebrated string musicians to Melbourne

September 14 / 144

Celebrated musicians from the LA Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Chicago Symphony and Cavani String Quartet have visited Melbourne for the Mimir Chamber Music Festival.

Indigenous weavers give VCA and MCM students insight into contemporary Australian art

August 14 / 142

The renowned Tjanpi Desert Weavers have visited the University for a series of three masterclasses for Fine Arts students.

Opera students put on a performance for all children

June 14 / 138

Students from the  Master of Music (Opera Performance) course have performed a ‘relaxed’ production of Hansel and Gretel with Victorian Opera, designed to be accessible to children with sensory and communication disorders.

$42.5 million project set to transform the VCA

February 14 / 130

A project worth more than $42 million to redevelop the Dodds Street stables into a visual arts wing at the Victorian College of the Arts has been announced by the University and the Victorian Government.

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