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Australia’s longest-continuing film school is celebrating its golden anniversary this year and using the milestone to make 50 student films from those 50 years freely available to the public for the first time.

To coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on April 23rd, the University of Melbourne marks the year with a program of lectures, exhibitions, performances and screenings to celebrate the legacy of the world’s most revered poet and playwright. 

Professor Margaret Kartomi, one of Australia’s leading ethnomusicologists and the world authority on the music of Sumatra, is the recipient of the 2015 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award.

The University of Melbourne has welcomed the crew and actors working on a unique stereotype-busting Australian romantic comedy feature film.

Contemporary artist Josh Muir, whose work draws on hip-hop and street art culture, has won a year-long residency at the University of Melbourne, including a cash grant of $40,000 and up to $5,000 for materials as part of the Hutchinson Indigenous Residency.

The Melbourne Music Map is a collaboration between University of Melbourne’s Associate Professor John Fitzgerald, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) alumnus Adam Simmons and 100 local musicians that documents the social networks that exist between musicians in the Melbourne arts scene.

Science Gallery International (SGI) and the University of Melbourne today announce that Rose Hiscock will become the inaugural Director of Science Gallery Melbourne, a dynamic venue for science and art collaboration planned for the heart of Melbourne’s new innovation precinct.

Following the success of last year’s tour, the VCA Frisk festival will return to Natimuk in November after it premiered at the 2015 Melbourne Fringe.

Music theatre specialists from across Australia will gather together next week at the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) for the very first National Music Theatre Symposium.

Seven new works by University of Melbourne Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) students will feature as part of the FRISK - a festival of new performance - at this year’s Melbourne Fringe, from September 24 to 27.

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