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  1. 31 March 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Beautiful and unsettling: The world of artist Patricia Piccinini

    VCA alumna Patricia Piccinini, whose works include Graham and Skywhale, has an instantly recognisable aesthetic that is at once grotesque and fascinating.

  2. 31 March 2017 - Science Matters

    Alien life as we know it

    Science is showing that the discovery of life on another planet - the premise of the movie Life - is becoming more likely. Our scientist / reviewer explains why

  3. 23 March 2017 - Humanities

    Lest we forget: Storing precious memories

    Victorian families wanting help preserving wartime memorabilia from relatives who have served in the armed forces will have access to an expert roadshow in 2017

  4. 20 March 2017 - Humanities

    The stories of a city

    Writer Christos Tsiolkas, photographer Zoe Ali and historian Andrew May explore life on a single city block in Melbourne in the exhibition called City Songs.

  5. 6 March 2017 - Humanities

    Power and Pomp at Versailles

    Treasures from the Palace of Versailles have come to Australian shores, leaving France for the first time and providing a glimpse of the court's splendour.

  6. 24 February 2017 - Humanities

    How a quest for the past found a living present

    In this extract from Rebe Taylor’s powerful history of Aboriginal Tasmania, eccentric Englishman Ernest Westlake arrives in 1908 Melbourne hunting man's origins

  7. Podcast16 December 2016 - Up Close

    Investigating state crime

    On the Up Close podcast, criminologist Penny Green on what it means when nation-states shift from protector from crime to perpetrator.

  8. 10 December 2016 - Humanities

    The medical student who helped change Australia

    Melbourne graduate Ismail bin Abdul Rahman forged a path for overseas students in Australia – and sparked a debate that helped end the White Australia Policy.

  9. 5 December 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Stuart Greenbaum: Composed at 50

    As Stuart Greenbaum, one of Australia's most widely-performed composers, reaches a milestone birthday he discusses music, the meaning of life, and silence.

  10. 30 November 2016 - Humanities

    Aboriginal voices in the afterlife of photographs

    A project to connect Aboriginal faces in 19th Century photographs to their contemporary descendants aims to inject Aboriginal voices into Australian history.