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Dingoes, matrophobia and missing PMs: VCA students present FRISK at Melbourne Fringe Festival

24 Aug 2016

Seven new works by University of Melbourne Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) students will feature as part of FRISK – a festival of new performance – at this year’s Melbourne Fringe, from September 22-25. Read the media release.

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How Julie Andrews chose me for My Fair Lady: Anna O'Byrne tells

22 Aug 2016

Alumna music theatre performer Anna O'Byrne takes the stage in the iconic role Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, under the direction of Dame Julie Andrews herself. Read more via the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Meet the choreography alumnus who worked with Kanye West

06 Aug 2016

Like being in "a totally different world" – alum dancer and choreographer Lee Searle worked with Kanye West for his recent music video, Wolves. Read more via ABC News.

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Suicide Squad is far from painless

05 Aug 2016

With Suicide Squad, DC had the chance to throw down the gauntlet to its superhero-film rivals Marvel. And the studio is moving in the right direction, kind of, according to film and television lecturer Peter Allen. Read the review via Pursuit.

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VCA & MCM July e-newsletter

30 Jul 2016

Read the July edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.

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Let’s rework our approach with ‘angry young people’

28 Jul 2016

18-year-old David Ali Sonboly shot and killed strangers in his local shopping centre in Munich. What lessons can we learn about working with young people? Music therapist Professor Kat McFerran offers a new perspective via Pursuit

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Alumna artist commissioned to create the face of TAC's latest road safety campaign

25 Jul 2016

Alumna artist Patricia Piccinini has been commissioned to create a sculpture for the TAC's latest road safety campaign. Find out more via The Age.

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From rubbish to riches: Jon Cattapan wins Queensland's richest art prize

25 Jul 2016

Associate Professor Jon Cattapan has been awarded the $50,000 Gold Award by the Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland. Read more via the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin.

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Basil Sellers Art prize: alumnus' winning work captures agony of sporting defeat

25 Jul 2016

Alumnus artist Richard Lewer has been awarded a $100,000 prize for his compendium of paintings that highlight the stresses and strains of sports stars. Read more via The Guardian.

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Cris Jones on The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

22 Jul 2016

Alumnus director Cris Jones discusses his debut feature, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, this year's Melbourne International Film Festival opening film. Read the article via Pursuit.

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Theatre with a Pulse and OpticNerve

22 Jul 2016

Theatre director and founder of OpticNerve Performance Group Tanya Gerstle discusses her latest project: an adaptation of George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss, via Pursuit.

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For lovers of graffiti, Pokémon Go is old hat

20 Jul 2016

Pokemon Go demonstrates how graffiti has grown into a new form of social media, argues Dr Lachlan McDowall. Read more via the Conversation.

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