One of Australia’s foremost Indigenous artists, Richard Frankland, has joined the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM) at the University of Melbourne, as Head of Curriculum & Programs.
In a first for Victoria, the Boisbouvier Founding Chair in Australian Literature has been established at the University of Melbourne to advance the teaching, understanding and public appreciation of Australian literature.
In one of the most significant acts of arts philanthropy to an Australian university, property developer and passionate art collector, Michael Buxton, has donated his private contemporary Australian art collection to the University of Melbourne.
Researchers at the University's Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation are combining art history knowledge with chemistry and physics to conserve Australia's cultural heritage.Visions explores the emerging field of technical art studies with a close look under the microscope of Arthur Streeton's 'The domes of St Mark's' to examine what that can teach us about art, and its preservation.
Indigenous story telling drawing inspiration from the cultural significance of the possum skin cloak will be the focus of a year long project for Victorian multimedia and performing artist, Tiriki Onus, who was today awarded the inaugural Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship (HIF) at the University of Melbourne.
Graduating Theatre students from the Victorian College of the Arts will take live performance and theatre works to regional Victoria, with a series of performances and workshops, starting in Natimuk on Saturday 22 November.