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Music, Arts & Screen

Creative world commentary from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

  1. 26 November 2021 – Art, Conflict Zones, Visual Arts, War Artists, Wars

    Making sense of war through art

    Two former official war artists and University of Melbourne academics are using art to research and explore how we respond to, and cope with, conflict.

  2. 14 September 2021 – Carers, Dementia, Home-Based Care, Literature, Music Therapy

    Using music and words to bridge dementia

    An international trial led by University of Melbourne is showing how home-based music and reading activities can help families care for dementia sufferers.

  3. 6 August 2021 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australian Indigenous History, Documentaries, Film, Opera

    Ablaze with ideas

    An old silent film has given University of Melbourne opera singer, Tiriki Onus, a key insight into the work of his Aboriginal leader and filmmaker grandfather.

  4. Podcast9 June 2021 – Music, Music History, Opera, Performance, Racism

    Is opera dead or can it redefine itself?

    The classical operas can be interpreted in ways that don't perpetuate harmful stereotypes or cultural appropriation, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. Podcast26 May 2021 – Alumni, Cinema, Film, Hollywood, Victorian College of the Arts

    How to create Oscar-nominated visual effects

    Special effects artist and University of Melbourne graduate Genevieve Camilleri describes how her work creates movie monsters and her Academy Award nomination

  6. Podcast17 February 2021 – Music, Politics, Protest

    The music of politics and protest

    University of Melbourne musicologist Dr Nick Tochka discusses the politics of music-making since 1945, particularly in Europe and the Americas.

  7. 29 January 2021 – Art, Gay Rights, Homophobia, LGBTIQA+, NGV Triennial

    Queer I: Seeing queerly

    An NGV Triennial exhibition asks: What does it mean to see queerly? A University of Melbourne expert says it could mean to see oneself through a queer lens.

  8. 22 January 2021 – Bushfires, COVID-19, NGV Triennial, Urban Design

    Rethinking urbanity

    The NGV Triennial explores the necessity of continuity in understanding place and forces us to rethink our urbanity, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 14 January 2021 – Art, E-waste, NGV Triennial, Pollution, Science Gallery Melbourne

    Reimagining waste

    The NGV Triennial explores how artists, designers, scientists and engineers are working to tackle our over-consumption, says a University of Melbourne expert.