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  1. Storm in a Petri dish: mixing art and science

    Image: Cameron Robbins, Anemograph Crux, 2016, pigment inkjet on cotton rag paper, edition 6 + 2AP. Courtesy of the Artist and MARS Gallery.

    Storm is an interdisciplinary Symposium and Exhibition, co-hosted by the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and the Faculty of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne. …


  2. The theatre of fake news: Polygraph speaks truth to a post-truth era

    Polygraph promotional image. Supplied.

    In a time characterised by fake news and political dishonesty, how are we to understand truth? Such is the subject of enquiry in Polygraph, part murder mystery, part …


  3. Some notes on Digging In: An Indigenous Collective

    Edwina Green, Truwana (2017). Image supplied.

    A new exhibition provides an opportunity to see artworks by three emerging Indigenous artists from the Victorian College of the Arts.  By Sarah Hall Digging In, …


  4. Defiant Lives: disability activism hits the big screen

    US street protest - screen shot from Defiant Lives. Image courtesy of Fertile Films.

    Victorian College of the Arts alumna Sarah Barton’s documentary Defiant Lives introduces the world to the activists it’s never heard of, and charts the rise of the disability …


  5. Moonis Shah’s anarchic archive work wins the prestigious FICA award

    Moonis Shah, Moonis Shah, THE HYMNAL Arduino, Weather Api, Stepper Motors, Steel, Iron, Marker, Paper, Wood 2016

    VCA PhD student Moonis Shah was recently awarded the highly prestigious Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art Emerging Artist Award from a pool of 300 entries across India. …


  6. Macau Days: a new tri-lingual book from Art + Australia

    Macau Days promotional image - book and flowers

    Macau Days is a tri-lingual book (English, Portuguese, Chinese) that includes a series of poetic texts by Brian Castro and artworks by John Young, an introductory …


  7. New annual award for MCM conductors to launch next year

    State Music Camp representatives including Gavan Woinarski's gift is accepted by MCM

    The Melbourne-based State Music Camp last week donated $75,000 to the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) to fund a new, annual $3,500 student conductor award. The award …


  8. Event: VCA Master of Writing for Performance 2017 Graduating Season Presentations

    Image: from TEDDYBÄR, a series from the Jean-Marie Donat Collection, published by INNOCENCES.

    Find out more about the Victorian College of the Arts Master of Writing for Performance 2017 Graduating Season Presentations. The 2017 season of new plays and …


  9. VCA & MCM alumni win prestigious Australia Council Fellowships

    Promotional image for Stephanie Lake’s VCA Dance production Crush (2016). Image by Jeff Busby.

    The Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music are pleased to congratulate alumni who have been recognised in the 2017 Australia Council Fellowships. …


  10. Musics of the World might just change your worldview

    Mass participation in Flemish Pieter Bruegel's 1566 painting "The Wedding Dance" (cropped)

    Dr Nicholas Tochka recently became Head of Ethnomusicology at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Here, he shares some insight from his career to date, and explains the …


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