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  1. Art of war: where conflict meets creativity

    Jon Cattapan, Vapour Line (2016). Image courtesy of Jon Cattapan.

    The relationship between Australia’s military efforts and sanctioned artists dates back to 1918 but, as the nation’s 63rd official war artist explains, there are as many …


  2. Sex and ping pong: Sidney Nolan and the Gallery School

    The centenary of Sidney Nolan’s birth will be marked globally, but what can we learn from his time as a student at the National Gallery of …


  3. Artist Prudence Flint in her own words

    Prudence Flint graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1989. Since then she has held solo exhibitions across Australia. She was a finalist in …


  4. The VCA in eight artworks

    Many of Australia’s most notable established and emerging artists have passed through the Victorian College of the Arts. Here, current staff reflect on the works that …


  5. Patricia Piccinini on the art of push and pull

    Her work is specific and universal, enticing and discomforting, recognisable and elusive – what are the driving forces behind the art of Patricia Piccinini?


  6. In the Making – Su Baker

    Professor Su Baker is Director of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), University of Melbourne with 25 years’ experience in teaching, research and senior management. Su …


  7. Generators video: Exploring Aboriginal identity in dance

    By Alix Bromley What does the word half-caste mean for people born of two cultures? What are its implications on individuals and communities? Mariaa Randall, a …


  8. Freedom Stories: what I’ve learned from filming Australia’s asylum seekers

    By Steve Thomas, Lecturer in Film and Television (Documentary) As an independent documentary maker, my journey through asylum seeker terrain began in 2002, when I was …


  9. In The Making – Alice Darling

    Alice Darling – Master of Directing for Performance “At the end of the day I feel so excited to do the work that I do, and …


  10. In The Making – Darren Vizer

    Darren Vizer – Master of Dance “For me, the decision to become a director and a choreographer… I had no choice. There was no choice. That was the reason …


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