Music, Arts & Screen
Creative world commentary from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
Jon Cattapan: A portrait of the artist as a new director
As Professor Jon Cattapan starts a new role as Director at the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts - he talks life, loss, longevity and art.
Clearing the fog of dementia with song
A new study led by the University of Melbourne will investigate the potential for music therapy as a dementia treatment.
The demon dance: A modern reimagining
University of Melbourne's VCA dance students perform "The Demon Machine", a seminal work by modern-dance choreographer and school founder Gertrud Bodernweiser.
Hip Hop’s healing power
Hip Hop pays off in engaging kids in learning, finds University of Melbourne music therapy researcher, as genre's recognised health benefits go mainstream
Small pictures, big legacy: The 9 by 5 exhibition then and now
The University of Melbourne's VCA is marking Australia’s influential 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition of 1889 with a new exhibition with the same small dimensions.
Laura Woodward: The power of public art
Dr Laura Woodward, an award-winning kinetic sculptor and artist at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, explains becoming an artist.
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.
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.
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.
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.