Music, Arts & Screen
Creative world commentary from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
The magic that makes great plays comes from empathy, experience and all that is wondrous and strange, writes University of Melbourne's head of theatre
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The NGV Triennial explores the necessity of continuity in understanding place and forces us to rethink our urbanity, says a University of Melbourne expert.