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  1. Confronting the feel, smell and taste of blood

    You Beaut, Hotham Street Ladies, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist

    Would you drink from a cup made from blood once infected with HIV? The inaugural exhibition from Science Gallery Melbourne challenges our deeply held beliefs about …


  2. Dressing Macbeth

    Esther Marie Hayes sheds some light on the inspirations behind her costume design for Macbeth at Melbourne Theatre Company. Costume designer Esther Marie Hayes didn’t study Shakespeare …


  3. Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship winners announced

    Trent Crawford with his video installation work Liquidity. Photo: Sav Schulman.

    The 2017 Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowships, worth $75,000, were awarded last night to four University of Melbourne graduates from the Victorian College of the …


  4. Melbourne’s 9 X 5 exhibition … the time is NOW

    Micky Allan's 9 X 5: Early Morning near Maria Island [detail]. Pigment print, synthetic polymer resin, collage on rag paper.

    More than 300 contemporary visual artists have contributed original artworks for the 9 X 5 NOW exhibition at the Victorian College of the Arts, which runs from …


  5. Artist Kirsty Budge in her own words

    Alumna artist Kirsty Budge. Image courtesy of Daine Singer.

    New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist Kirsty Budge is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, recipient of the 2014 Stirling Collective Award for Painting and …


  6. The trouble with teaching music in our schools

    Music students. Phil Roeder/Flickr

    When many schools have cupboards full of musical instruments, why are so few students learning to play? By Dr Alexander Crooke, Postdoctoral Fellow in Music Therapy …


  7. Artists on Art – and why you should take part

    Clarice Beckett, Evening Light, Beaumaris, 1925. National Gallery of Victoria[1]-238gt4z

    On 28 May 2017, the Victorian College of the Arts and the National Gallery of Victoria will present a series of floor talks by eminent VCA …


  8. Legendary composer brings ‘Wicked’ opportunity to Australian artists

    Suzie Mathers (Glinda - Brisbane and Perth). Photo: Andrew Ritchie.

    Musical theatre writers and composers will have a career-making opportunity to present their work at the ASCAP Musical Theatre workshop which includes an expert panel led …


  9. Art and science loom in the jellyfish bloom

    Sea-change (detail) by Penelope Davis made with silicon, nylon thread and plastic. Photo: Simon Strong/Artist supplied.

    The work of VCA Art alumna Penelope Davis blends art and science to form a commentary on the impact of climate change. By Kate Stanton, University …


  10. New ACMI X desks offered to University of Melbourne creatives

    ACMI X

    The University of Melbourne is pleased to announce the second round of successful applicants to the pioneering ACMI X co-working space in Melbourne’s Arts Precinct.


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