How the VCA’s history can help shape Melbourne’s future
As the University of Melbourne's VCA celebrates its 50th anniversary, what lessons can Melbourne’s post-lockdown artists draw from the institution’s history?
What if Monet were shorter?
Altering the height of an artist’s eye changes their perspective, a University of Melbourne experts says this might also alter the appeal of their paintings.
Miniature Qur’ans and travelling manuscripts
Didar, a new exhibition on travelling manuscripts from the Grimwade Centre, University of Melbourne brings together themes of making and cultural knowledge.
Technodystopia: Are we heading towards a real-world Blade Runner?
Blade Runner depicted a technodystopian future. Almost 40 years on, University of Melbourne experts say some of these projections can now seem eerily accurate.
The arts and Australia’s mental wellbeing
The creative arts can our support mental health, but a University of Melbourne expert says we need ongoing and joined up research to understand its impact.
Making sense of war through art
Two former official war artists and University of Melbourne academics are using art to research and explore how we respond to, and cope with, conflict.
There is no ‘normal’
Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside finds dreams, hallucinations or reality are a product of the same thing – so there's no such thing as normal.
Being open to emotion in art
Art can provoke, plague, and preoccupy. But what can our interactions with Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside teach us about emotions in our lives?
If these walls could talk
A University of Melbourne expert says the Digital Bricks at Science Gallery Melbourne fuse technology and architecture with Australia’s Indigenous culture.
Sky fireballs and a shark in the stars: Indigenous art and astronomy
Meriam elder Uncle Segar Passi shares his knowledge of weather, wildlife, sea, land and sky and how they influence his artwork with University of Melbourne