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Kate Daw develops public artwork for the Docklands

5 October 2011

School of Art lecturer, Dr Kate Daw, talks to The Age about her new public artwork for the Docklands, Civil Twilight End: It tolls for thee: marking time makes a peal to our civic nature.


Student films selected for top international competitions

27 September 2011

Andrew Kavanagh (At the Formal) and Corrie Chen (Wonderboy) have been selected for the 31st Munich International Festival of Film Schools; Anton Blajer (God’s Fools) and Ben Holmes (Bufo) have been selected for the 10th International Student and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy.


$80,000 prize pool at violin competition this Sunday

23 September 2011

Finalists in the Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship - regarded as Australia’s richest violin competition – will be giving it their all this weekend with the winner of the prestigious event taking home a $40,000 scholarship.

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David Soo wins Great Romantics Competition

22 September 2011

David Soo, currently studying piano at the Conservatorium with Glenn Riddle, recently won the Melbourne Recital Centre's Great Romantics Competition performing Liszt: Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude.

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Ms Eda Ritchie
Ms Eda Ritchie
Ms Eda Ritchie AM to Chair newly formed VCA Foundation

20 September 2011

Long-time community service leader in education, government and the arts, Ms Eda Ritchie AM, has been appointed to Chair the newly formed VCA Foundation...

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September e-newsletter

15 September 2011

Read the September edition of the VCA and Melbourne Conservatorium e-newsletter.


Baroque Triple Bill (left to right, Paul Biencourt, Anthony Mackey, Steven Gallop). Image courtesy of Victorian Opera. Photography by Jeff Busby.
Baroque Triple Bill (left to right, Paul Biencourt, Anthony Mackey, Steven Gallop). Image courtesy of Victorian Opera. Photography by Jeff Busby.
New national graduate opera program to train world-class performers

14 September 2011

A new national graduate opera program to train performers for the world stage will commence next year as the result of collaboration between the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and Victorian Opera.

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'The Dollhouse', photography: Daisy Noyes
'The Dollhouse', photography: Daisy Noyes
New adaptation of ‘The Dollhouse’ by Daniel Schlusser

13 September 2011

Director Daniel Schlusser is staging a new adaptation of Ibsen’s classic play The Dollhouse at fortyfivedownstairs, featuring VCA acting alumni. This “contemporary domestic horror” had its genesis in a 2007 production at the VCA....

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The Centre for Cultural Partnerships awarded University Staff Engagement project grant

8 September 2011

The Centre for Cultural Partnerships has been awarded a University of Melbourne Staff Engagement project grant, to support the development of its intercultural arts project 'African Voices of Carlton'. The Centre has also received funding from the Department of Immigration & Citizenship, Diversity and Social Cohesion Program.

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'West Side Story', 2011, photo: Jeff Busby
'West Side Story', 2011, photo: Jeff Busby
Music Theatre students graduate with West Side Story Performance

8 September 2011

The production of the timeless Bernstein and Sondheim collaboration marks the culmination of the students’ three years of Music Theatre studies. It also celebrates the future of Music Theatre studies at the VCA...

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Alumni create new production of 'Pains of Youth'

6 September 2011

Kristina Brew and Ben Pfeiffer talk to to Robin Usher from The Age about their forthcoming production, Pains of Youth, opening at the Malthouse on Friday: Acclaim for brutal coming-of-age.


One of the Alma Mater 'pods'
One of the Alma Mater 'pods'
Lecturer's work with new technology celebrated at Edinburgh Fringe

2 September 2011

Robert Walton's current work with Fish & Game, Alma Mater, has received widespread critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe...

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