Youngest-ever winner of Opera Foundation Australia award

07 May 2010

At 20 years of age, alumna Janet Todd is the  youngest-ever winner of an Opera Foundation Australia award – the American Institute Of Musical Studies Award. The Award was granted by Opera Foundation Australia on the advice of the Music Board and enables Janet to participate in the American Institute of Musical Studies course in Graz, Austria during July and August this year.

Alumni finalists in the 2010 Archibald Prize

07 May 2010

Portraits by alumni James Money (BFA, Drawing 1995) and Marc de Jong (BFA, Painting 1993) were selected as finalists in the 2010 Archibald Prize, on view in the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 30 May.

Victoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative

30 Apr 2010

The Victoria Harbour Young Artist Initiative is an exciting exhibition developed by students currently studying Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the School of Art.

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Student films at Cannes

29 Apr 2010

Current Film and TV student Ariel Kleiman has been selected for the 2010 Critic's Circle at Cannes International Film Festival for his short film Deeper than Yesterday. The Age reports. Edward Housden's film Muscles is one of 9 selected internationally for the Cannes Short Film Competition. The Australian reports. Read the full media release.

Master storyteller Stephen Cleary

28 Apr 2010

Master storyteller Stephen Cleary (UK) has spent five weeks on campus inspiring students, across all creative disciplines, in the art of storytelling. He spoke with Richard Stubbs on ABC's 774 on Tuesday 27 April, listen here.

TV premiere for alumnus Lucy Paplinska

28 Apr 2010

Don’t miss the TV premiere of Alone in a Crowded Room, a documentary by Film and TV alumnus Lucy Paplinska. Screening on Compass, ABC TV 1, Sunday 2nd May at 10.05pm. Find out more.

Apples in the big Apple

28 Apr 2010

School of Art lecturer Elizabeth Gower has recently co-curated a highly successful exhibition, Imaging the Apple, in New York.

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Kokoda on ABC

15 Apr 2010

Kokoda, the two-part documentary produced by Film and TV PhD candidate and alumnus Andrew Wiseman, starts on Thursday 22 April on ABC at 8.30pm. More info.

April edition of the VCA and Music e-newsletter

01 Apr 2010

Read the April edition of the VCA and Music e-newsletter, click here.

Mary and Max the Exhibition

05 Mar 2010

Oscar-winning director/writer and Film and Television alumus Adam Elliot has developed an exhibition, in collaboration with ACMI, from the plasticine world of Mary and Max (2009). ABC Arts reports.

Chunky Move's latest recruit

03 Mar 2010

Dance alumna, Jorijn Vriesendorp, becomes Chunky Move's latest recruit in award-winning production Mortal Engine. The Age reports.

New Chair of the Faculty of the VCA and Music Advisory Board

01 Mar 2010

Former senior diplomat, Mr Ian Wilcock, has been appointed as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of the VCA and Music by the Council of the University of Melbourne.  Mr Wilcock will take up the role from 1 March 2010.

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