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