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Future Indigenous singing stars undergo Wilin winter workout
4 July 2012
A group of 10 young Indigenous singers will celebrate NAIDOC Week by taking part in an intensive training program for classical vocal music at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne.
MTC announces new Artistic appointments
2 July 2012
Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy announced VCA alum Sam Strong (LLB Hons 2001, GDipDramArt(Direction) 2004) as Associate Artistic Director, focusing on developing artistic opportunities and directing main stage productions; and current research masters student Leticia Cáceres as Associate Director, directing for the main stage and developing initiatives for MTC’s education programs. Read more on Inside MTC.
VCA dance troop set to star in Singapore
21 June 2012
Six dance students from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) are preparing to strut their stuff on the world stage, at a prestigious youth festival in Singapore.
Penman to be Writer-In-Residence at ABC
1 June 2012
Melbourne based actress Meredith Penman (BDramArt, 2007) has won a writer-in-residency opportunity at the ABC through the Ian Reed Foundation for her radio play 'Cassandra is a Waitress'. Read media release from the ABC.
VCA to conduct Acting Workshops in Benalla
25 May 2012
Performing arts professionals from the Victorian College of the Arts will conduct a three-day Acting Intensive workshop in Benalla in July, in partnership with Goulburn Regional Academy of Dramatic Arts (GRADA).
Indigenous singers forge new ground
24 May 2012
Australia’s ranks of classically trained Indigenous singers will grow substantially this week, with the graduation of three Aboriginal men from the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts.
May e-newsletter 2012
24 May 2012
Read the May issue of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.
Australian Directors’ Guild Awards
15 May 2012
Congratulations to Matthew Saville (GD Narrative, 1998) who won two awards – for best direction in a TV mini series for Cloudstreet and best direction in a TV drama series for The Slap. Emma Freeman (BFTV, 2000) won best direction in a telemovie for 'Hawke' and Kathy Chambers (BFTV, 1984) and Ken Connor won best direction in TV reality program/light entertainment for RocKwiz – On the Road. See results in full.
Creative Australia Fellowships
15 May 2012
Congratulations to alumni Lee Searle (BDance, 2003) and Gian Slater (BMusPerf, 2003) who are successful applicants of the Creative Australia Fellowships for young and emerging artists, delivered by the Australia Council.
Kate Just, ‘Paradise’ 2006, hand knitted, machine knitted and hand rug-hooked wool, clay, fibreglass, plastic, metal, glue, 150 x 300 x 280cm, courtesy of the artist and Daine Singer.
Kate Just: The Knitted Works 2004-2011
15 May 2012
Artist Kate Just, Lecturer in Painting at the VCA, is well known for creating tactile sculptures and installations reinterpreting historic, mythic and iconographic objects and figures often linked to women's histories. ‘Kate Just: The Knitted Works 2004-2011’ is an exhibition presented at Ararat Regional Art Gallery from 17 May - 8 July.
KAGE Physical Theatre: fading memories given bright focus
7 May 2012
KAGE, founded by VCA alumni Kate Denborough (BDance, 1994) and Gerard van Dyck (BDance, 1995) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. They talk to The Age about their new production "Sundowner".
Image courtesy of the Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls to conduct arts activist workshop at VCA
2 May 2012
Victorian College of the Arts students will receive a crash course in how art can be used as a tool of protest and as a catalyst for social change, by a group self-styled American ‘masked avengers’.