Arts & Culture
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.