Music, Arts & Screen
Creative world commentary from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music performance anxiety ... and how to beat it
Dr Margaret Osborne experienced music performance anxiety as a teenager, and now works with musicians at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music on theirs.
Monique diMattina: ‘I wanted to be the best jazz piano player ever’
Singer/songwriter, radio personality and in-demand session pianist Monique diMattina discusses her life and upcoming performance at the Big Blowout festival.