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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.

The Marvel Windsor Art Award, a $10 000 scholarship recognising Australia’s best emerging talent, has been awarded to Yandell Walton from the VCA for her piece Presence.

Australian composer and Dean of the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Barry Conyngham, will premiere his new composition ANZAC in Melbourne this weekend.

For the first time in Victoria, the renowned Tjanpi Desert Weavers will be holding a series of three masterclasses for Fine Arts students at the University of Melbourne.

The Victorian College of the Arts and the Margaret Lawrence Bequest will celebrate the centenary of philanthropist Margaret Lawrence (1914 – 2004) at the arts festival Give it up for Margaret:  A month of Philanthropic Inspiration, May 1-31, 2014.

The VCA and MCM’s Grant St Theatre has been refurbished and the new Lionel Gell Lounge launched, creating one of Melbourne’s premier music theatre performance venues.

Refugee students have collaborated with the Faculty of the VCA and MCM to produce three films to be shown on the Federation Square Big Screen on 19 March, as part of Harmony Day celebrations.

The Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne is calling on Music Theatre writers to submit new works, which could be developed into a major stage hit.

Australia’s ranks of classically trained Indigenous singers will grow substantially this week, with the graduation of three Aboriginal men from the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts.

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