The artistry of geology
Engineering geologist Michael Webster combined his passion for geology and art, turning geotechnical assessments of Southbank’s Testing Grounds into a 3D model.
The diversity of the globalised cultural economy
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert explores how understanding context can help us change the lives of artists and cultural workers for the better.
To bear witness in dangerous times
Manus Island refugee processing may be coming to an end, but new portraits by a University of Melbourne expert shine a light on the lives left in limbo.
The oddities of existing things
Lecturer in Islamic Art, Professor Stefano Carboni discusses a key piece of Islamic literature that attempted to catalogue life, universe and everything.
What can the arts do in the face of climate change?
The arts plays a role in climate change awareness, but it can do more, helping to define global ecological citizenship says a University of Melbourne expert.
The woman who stitched her way into art history
A University of Melbourne expert says Melbourne artist Mirka Mora, who was known for her bold and bright work, was a trailblazer for women artists in the 70s.
Conserving Australia’s cultural record
University of Melbourne researchers, in partnership with Indigenous artists, are working to conserve Australia's cultural record – a key element of our identity
Friends, Romans, Fake News
In a world of 'alternative facts' and spin, Shakespeare helps teach us how to grasp complexity and expose manipulation, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The joy of a first commission
One of Australia’s most dynamic artists, Sally Smart, reflects on starting in the art world as the University of Melbourne's First Commissions exhibition opens
Making a lasting impression
First Commissions, an ambitious new University of Melbourne project, unites the world’s masterpieces with emerging artists to create the next generation of art.