Posts tagged with VCA

  1. Rising: the Victorian Harbour Young Artist Initiative

    Tracey Lamb, Perfectly Poised, steel, paint, LED lighting.

    ‘Rising: the Victorian Harbour Young Artist Initiative’ is a four-week temporary public art exhibition at Victoria Harbour, Docklands. The project, now in its fifth year, runs parallel with the Sculpture …

    precinct.finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/2012/06/22/rising-the-victorian-harbour-young-artist-initiative

  2. Teaching documentary filmmaking: Steve Thomas reflects on the VCA

    Steve Thomas

    About Steve Thomas Steve lectured in Documentary at the VCA School of Film and TV from 1998 to 2009. In 2012, after completing his Masters by Research, Steve …

    precinct.finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/2012/06/20/teaching-documentary-filmmaking-steve-thomas-reflects-on-the-vca

  3. After the Tsunami: Guest post by Robert Walton

    Robert with friends in Sendai on the evening of 4 June 2012.

    In this guest post Robert Walton, a lecturer in Theatre, reflects on his recent visit to Japan following the tragic 2011 earthquake and tsunami. About Robert Walton …

    precinct.finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/2012/06/19/after-the-tsunami-guest-post-by-robert-walton

  4. A Kagean birthday: celebrating 15 years of physical theatre

    'Flesh and Bone’, an intimate work which sees Denborough and Van Dyck sharing the stage—alone—for the first time in almost a decade.

    Melbourne-based Kate Denborough and Gerard Van Dyck’s physical theatre company, Kage, celebrates its 15th birthday this year, and the company seems to emanate all of the …

    precinct.finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/2012/06/15/a-kagean-birthday-celebrating-15-years-of-physical-theatre

  5. Video: Artist Laith McGregor

    Laith McGregor completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007. His large-scale biro drawings, video installations and paintings …

    precinct.finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/2012/06/15/video-artist-laith-mcgregor

  6. Australian premiere: Chunky Move’s ‘Keep Everything’

    Benjamin Hancock

    Since the 1990s, Chunky Move has produced works that defy contemporary dance conventions, pushed creative boundaries, and created new languages (in movement). Their new work, ‘Keep …

    precinct.finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/2012/06/14/australian-premiere-chunky-moves-keep-everything

  7. VCA Founding Director Lenton Parr: a spectrum of human experience

    Victorian College of the Arts Founding Council, 1972

    In this personal account of the VCA, the late Lenton Parr (1973-1984), the Founding Director of the VCA (pictured above, second from right in the front row), talks …

    precinct.finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/2012/06/13/vca-founding-director-lenton-parr-a-spectrum-of-human-experience

  8. Artist Kate Just’s knitted works

    Kate Just, 'Paradise'

    Artist Kate Just (BFA Painting 2002), Lecturer in Painting at the VCA, is well known for creating tactile sculptures and installations reinterpreting historic, mythic and iconographic …

    precinct.finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/2012/06/12/artist-kate-justs-knitted-works

  9. Student post: Residency in Hameenkyro

    Laura Batch in a Finnish forest.

    In our guest post series, we invite alumni, staff and current students to reflect on their time with the VCA. This week, Fine Arts student Laura …

    precinct.finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/2012/06/11/student-post-residency-in-hameenkyro

  10. Now showing: Julie Shiels’ ‘Placeholders’

    ‘Placeholders’, a sculpture and installation work, is the latest manifestation of Julie Shiels (B.Ed 1986; MA 2006) ongoing PhD work with the Victorian College of the Arts; an artistic study which utilises the readymade space in clear plastic packaging as an armature to explore our 21st century consumer culture. The first element comprises of 20 freestanding bronze sculptures cast from empty plastic packaging, congregated on pink board where movement traces are marked. The second element features a faux Latin text, known commonly in the design world as placeholder text called Lorem Ipsum. ‘The objects and the text in this work might be familiar but not recognisable’, Shiels says. ‘The bronze sculptures are cast from the empty spaces in clear plastic packaging, but bear little physical resemblance to the toys and implements originally enclosed in those transparent voids. Their origins are obscured and abstracted, just as we are distanced from the industrial processes used to produce the original goods.’

    In ‘Placeholders’, Melbourne artist Julie Shiels continues her preoccupation with social narrative and mass consumption, preserving objects, which are either rejected, overlooked or abandoned. By Lieu …

    precinct.finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/2012/06/06/now-showing-julie-shiels-placeholders

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