The Louvre Abu Dhabi: Why the critics are wrong
Set to open in late 2017 the Louvre Abu Dhabi may break down barriers between Eastern and Western art, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
Confronting the feel, smell and taste of blood
The inaugural exhibition at the University of Melbourne's Science Gallery Melbourne, explores our relationship with the sometimes confronting topic of blood.
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.
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.
The art of maths
A series of computer generated images on display at the George Paton Gallery show the beauty of mathematics.
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.
Big Data projects big things for White Night
Using algorithms to analyse large amounts of social media data can tell us a great deal about how visitors experience White Night.
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.
Edgar Degas: Capturing a world of movement
More than just pretty ballet dancers, Degas work depicts the energy, vitality and daily life of Paris at the end of the 19th century.