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  1. 21 April 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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.

  2. 5 April 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    The art of maths

    A series of computer generated images on display at the George Paton Gallery show the beauty of mathematics.

  3. 31 March 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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.

  4. 16 February 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  5. 25 October 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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.

  6. 14 October 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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.

  7. 23 June 2016 - Humanities

    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.

  8. 22 January 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Mixing sculpture and performance in Dough Portraits

    Artist Søren Dahlgaard has taken more than 2,000 “dough portraits” over seven years, turning familiar objects into something strange.

  9. 12 January 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Gallery: Artists bring cross-cultural exchange to Jakarta

    Conversation: Endless Acts in Human History is an exhibition in Jakarta focusing on Sally Smart and Entang Wiharso’s cross-cultural dialogue.

  10. 12 January 2016 - Science Matters

    Kids, avatars and the science of art

    A chocolate treat has helped inspire a unique art project for Australian primary school children, teaching them to produce art in a different light.