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VCA and MCM and State Government of Victoria launch refurbished Grant St Theatre

20 March 2014

The VCA and MCM’s Grant St Theatre has been refurbished and the new Lionel Gell Lounge launched, creating one of Melbourne’s premier music theatre performance venues.

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Refugee students promoting harmony through film

19 March 2014

Refugee students have collaborated with the Faculty of the VCA and MCM to produce three films to be shown on the Federation Square Big Screen on 19 March, as part of Harmony Day celebrations.

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Alumnus wins at DocWeek

12 March 2014

Alumnus Jakeb Anhvu wins F4 Award for Outstanding New Australian Documentary Talent at DocWeek in Adelaide

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Alumnus awarded the inaugural Fulbright Professional Playwriting Scholarship

11 March 2014

Alumnus Lachlan Philpott (Graduate Diploma Dramatic Art, 1999) has been awarded the inaugural Fulbright Professional Playwriting Scholarship.

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Alas, arts precincts maybe can make cultural cities

6 March 2014

Director of the VCA, Professor Su Baker writes on the new Melbourne Arts Precinct Blueprint and it's impact on the Southbank campus.

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Eric Demetriou (MFA, 2013) 'Knuckle Song (feed a piano through a wood chipper)'
Eric Demetriou (MFA, 2013) 'Knuckle Song (feed a piano through a wood chipper)'
Master of Fine Arts (Visual Art) alumnus wins inaugural Linden Art Prize

5 March 2014

Eric Demetriou (MFA, 2013) wins for his work Knuckle Song (feed a piano through a wood chipper)

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Police stables re-development artist concept
Police stables re-development artist concept
$42.5 million project set to transform the VCA & MCM

24 February 2014

A project worth more than $40 million will redevelop the Dodds Street stables into a visual arts wing at the VCA, creating a new entry point to the University and opening the campus to students, local business and residents.

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Senior Research Fellow Natalie King
Senior Research Fellow Natalie King
VCA welcomes new Senior Research Fellow, Natalie King

21 February 2014

Melbourne-based curator, writer and former inaugural Director of Utopia@Asialink joins the VCA in 2014

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Southbank Arts Precinct Blueprint Announced

12 February 2014

An exciting new plan for Melbourne's Southbank Arts Precinct has been released by the Victorian Government.

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Alumna Gina Kalabishis wins 2014 Rick Amor Drawing Prize

5 February 2014

The Art Gallery of Ballarat has announced Gina Kalabishis (Bachelor of Fine Art, 1993) as the winner of the $12,000 2014 Rick Amor Drawing Prize. 

Kalabishis’s winning entry, Untitled, pastel on velour paper, will be purchased by the Art Gallery of Ballarat and takes pride of place in a free exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat together with all 77 shortlisted works. The exhibition opened on Saturday 1 February and will run until Sunday 23 March.


VCA alumna Elizabeth Debicki wins AACTA Award

4 February 2014

Congratulations to actress Elizabeth Debicki (Bachelor of Dramatic Art 2010) for her Best Supporting Actress award at the annual AACTA Awards in Sydney. Elizabeth won the award for her performance as Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann's film The Great Gatsby.

More information about this year's AACTA Awards' nominees and winners here


Overcoming Performance Anxiety

29 January 2014

In 2013, Dr Don Greene was invited by the University of Melbourne as part of the VCA & MCM Master Teacher Program, to take up a residency. During this time he taught music, performing arts students and teachers ways to address performance anxiety and promote peak performance. Listen to his podcast with ABC Classic FM online here.


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