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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. 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.

  2. 28 April 2017 – Alumni, Comedy, Films , Hollywood, Screenwriting

    Looking for a break in La La Land

    A group of University of Melbourne alumni are building successful careers in Hollywood.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 25 October 2016 – Art, Melbourne Festival, Visual Arts

    Jon Cattapan, artist, on his Melbourne art tram

    Jon Cattapan, visual artist and Deputy Director of the Victorian College of the Arts, discusses his work for the 2016 Melbourne Art Trams project.

  9. 14 October 2016 – Art, Visual Arts

    Unearthing Australian art? It’s a Minefield

    In 1973, Australian experimental artist Tim Burns had an incendiary idea for an artwork: a minefield with real explosives, hidden from an unsuspecting public.

  10. 4 October 2016 – Cultural Collisions, Edinburgh Festival, Jonathan Mills, Marion Mahony Griffin, Melbourne Festival, Walter Burley Griffin

    Jonathan Mills on music, mavericks and Melbourne

    How Jonathan Mills created Cultural Collisions, a program devised and curated in collaboration with University of Melbourne academics and students.