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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 4 March 2021 – Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Daft Punk, Electronic Dance Music, Ziggy Stardust

    Human after all

    French music duo Daft Punk’s robot alter-egos are testament to the freedom artists can exploit when free of themselves, says a University of Melbourne expert,

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 22 December 2020 – Art, Dark Matter, NGV Triennial, Physics, Universe

    Exploring the most unknown universe

    Exhibitions in the NGV Triennial explore how around 95 per cent of the universe is still a mystery awaiting discovery, says a University of Melbourne expert.