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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. 28 May 2017 – Music History, Pop Music, Popular Culture , Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

    The myth and magic of Sgt Pepper

    As the Beatles' most celebrated album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band, turns 50, Mark Pollard from the University of Melbourne discusses its many myths.

  2. 26 May 2017 – Artists, Photography, Victorian College of the Arts, Visual Arts

    The VCA in photos: 1978 – 1986

    In 1978, when Dr Janine Burke was studying at the Victorian College of the Arts, she bought a second-hand camera; she ended up capturing a slice of VCA history.

  3. 23 May 2017 – Curriculum, Funding, High Schools, Music, Teaching

    The trouble with teaching music in our schools

    Music instrument teaching in schools faces cultural and structural challenges, despite its proven benefits, according to University of Melbourne research.

  4. 7 May 2017 – Art, CLIMARTE, Climate change, Marine, Sciences

    Jellyfish: Where art meets science

    Artist Penelope Davis brings together art and University of Melbourne's scientific expertise in her exhibition, Sea-change - a commentary on climate change.

  5. 21 April 2017 – Art, Sidney Nolan, Victorian College of the Arts, Visual Arts

    Sex and ping pong: Sidney Nolan and the Gallery School

    As the art world marks centenary of Australian artist Sidney Nolan's birth, the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts looks at his legacy.

  6. 31 March 2017 – Art, Artists, Sculpture, Victorian College of the Arts, Visual Arts

    Beautiful and unsettling: The world of artist Patricia Piccinini

    VCA alumna Patricia Piccinini, whose works include Graham and Skywhale, has an instantly recognisable aesthetic that is at once grotesque and fascinating.

  7. 5 December 2016 – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music

    Stuart Greenbaum: Composed at 50

    As Stuart Greenbaum, one of Australia's most widely-performed composers, reaches a milestone birthday he discusses music, the meaning of life, and silence.

  8. 29 November 2016 – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music

    Piano men: When a mentor meets a prodigy

    There are seven decades between them but pianists Kevin Suherman and Professor Max Cooke share a unique musical bond.

  9. 9 November 2016 – Music Therapy, Spinal Injuries, Telehealth, Virtual Reality

    Spinal patients sing to breathe easy in virtual world

    Music therapy and technology researchers are using virtual reality to allow quadriplegics to sing together to boost their breathing and connectedness.