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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. 4 October 2019 – Art, Asylum Seekers, Offshore Detention, Photography, Refugees

    To bear witness in dangerous times

    Manus Island refugee processing may be coming to an end, but new portraits by a University of Melbourne expert shine a light on the lives left in limbo.

  2. 1 October 2019 – Art, Artists, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Sustainability

    What can the arts do in the face of climate change?

    The arts plays a role in climate change awareness, but it can do more, helping to define global ecological citizenship says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 23 September 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Art, Cultural Conservation, Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, Indigenous

    Conserving Australia’s cultural record

    University of Melbourne researchers, in partnership with Indigenous artists, are working to conserve Australia's cultural record – a key element of our identity

  4. 16 August 2019 – Chiptune, Computer Gaming, Hacking, Music, Video Games

    Game over? Not yet…

    Old tech hacked and reimagined by musicians as Chiptune music, harks back to the lateral thinking that gave us the Game Boy, says University of Melbourne expert

  5. 26 July 2019 – Art, Artists, Music, Sculpture, Victorian College of the Arts

    The joy of a first commission

    One of Australia’s most dynamic artists, Sally Smart, reflects on starting in the art world as the University of Melbourne's First Commissions exhibition opens

  6. 15 July 2019 – Astronomy, Galaxies, Moon, NASA, Space

    Echoes in the void

    A University of Melbourne expert explores the sounds of space as NASA releases a collection of space sounds to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.

  7. 4 July 2019 – Art, Artists, Music, Sculpture, Victorian College of the Arts

    Making a lasting impression

    First Commissions, an ambitious new University of Melbourne project, unites the world’s masterpieces with emerging artists to create the next generation of art.

  8. Podcast17 April 2019 – Computer Gaming, Games, Music, Technology, Video Games

    Giving games their sound

    They're in the background and under your skin and make computer games sing. University of Melbourne expert Professor Kenny McAlpine tells us all about chiptunes

  9. 27 December 2018 – Comedy, English, Humour, Languages, Shakespeare

    The power of the pun

    Love them or hate them, puns are here to stay. University of Melbourne experts explore what is it about the pun that makes them so persistent.