Wilin Week offers VCA and MCM students and staff valuable ways to interact with some of Australia's renowned Indigenous arts practitioners, across the Southbank campus. Wilin Week features artist talks, art-making demonstrations and networking lunches – perfect opportunities to learn about, honour and connect with Melbourne's vibrant Indigenous artists.
Lin Onus Conversations
The Lin Onus Conversations contributes to the national agenda on Indigenous cultural practice, bringing leaders from across society together to benchmark current thinking and future directions. The Lin Onus Conversations are designed to foster collaboration and creative engagement between Indigenous and migrant peoples
Artists in Residence
With a strong focus on developing new large-scale works and ideas, Wilin nurtures Indigenous artists and emerging companies and supports talent identification. The inaugural intensive development programs led to the creation of Australia's first Indigenous opera, Pecan Summer, by Yorta Yorta soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham.
The annual celebration of Aboriginal achievement in the visual and performing arts provides an opportunity for artists and the public to engage with Indigenous arts, artists and communities. The 2011 edition featured the Arthur Papadimitriou Award announcement and performances by current students and alumni in contemporary dance, classical piano, opera and music theatre.