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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. 17 December 2019 – Christmas, Holidays, Music, Pop Music, Popular Culture

    All I want for Christmas is … an earworm

    Christmas songs package up the joy the ‘ideal’ day into a three-minute ditty. But a University of Melbourne expert explains why those earworms are so annoying.

  2. 28 November 2019 – Acting, Art, Drama, Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts

    Putting diversity centre stage

    A new production puts emerging African-Australian theatrical voices centre stage, telling stories that challenge us, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 30 September 2019 – Computer Gaming, Gaming, Melbourne, Technology, Video Games

    The joy of becoming a horrible goose

    A University of Melbourne experts says the new genre-defying videogame, Untitled Goose Game, combines old-school playability and contemporary technology.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.