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Kutcha Edwards awarded the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Music Distinguished Musicians Fellowship

10 Nov 2016

Indigenous Australian singer and songwriter Kutcha Edwards has been awarded the Faculty of VCA & MCM’s inaugural Distinguished Musicians Fellowship Award at the 2016 Melbourne Prize for Music

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Come behind the scenes of Short Black Opera

31 Aug 2016

Deborah Cheetham, proud Yorta Yorta woman and one of Australia's leading sopranos, reflects on the journey her opera Pecan Summer took to the Sydney Opera House. Read more via Pursuit.

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Science and art collide as performers tackle climate change

07 Jul 2016

In a double first, the world-renowned Performance Studies International (PSi) conference is headed to Australia and opening its doors to the public, with Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development Richard Frankland appearing as the keynote speaker. Read the media release.

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Womin Jeka: a choir with the desire to inspire

30 Jun 2016

Sopranos Deborah Cheetham AO and Shauntai Batzke are leading a unique choral performance at the University of Melbourne of a song in the Woi Wurrung language. Read more via Pursuit.

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Shedding the ‘victim narrative’ for tales of magic, myth and superhero pride

09 Jun 2016

Television is embracing Indigenous people as more than victims in a white story, writes Masters candidate Carissa Lee Godwin. Read the full story via The Conversation.

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White Night artist Josh Muir holds solo show at MARS Gallery

09 Jun 2016

Hutchinson Indigenous Fellow artist Josh Muir exhibits work from his White Night installation and more at MARS Gallery this month. Read more via the Herald Sun.

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Wilin Centre's Richard Frankland central in historic Treaty talks

30 May 2016

Artist, musician, activist and head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development Richard Frankland is one of many Indigenous community leaders participating in Victoria's historic Treaty talks. Read more about the inaugural Treaty and Self-Determination Forum, held from 26-27 May 2016, via NITV.

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We are the Australians, we have the power

17 Apr 2016

Aboriginal writer Bruce Pascoe makes the case for the real and present value of Indigenous culture to the country at large. Read more via Pursuit.

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Wilin and able with Indigenous art and culture

01 Apr 2016

The Wilin Centre's John Wayne Parsons knows a thing or two about the challenges facing Indigenous artists – and also the opportunities. Read more via Pursuit.

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