University of Melbourne Magazine

The University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music has celebrated the launch of The Stables, a new world-class visual arts and performance space in Melbourne’s Southbank.

Meet our fine artists – James Morrison, Rob McHaffie, Benjamin Armstrong and Patricia Piccinini.

A collector’s multi-million dollar vision and treasure trove of art adds a new dimension to Southbank.

Violinist Dr Helen Ayres and pianist and author Dr Anna Goldsworthy have been friends since their final year of high school, and colleagues in the acclaimed Seraphim Trio (alongside cellist Tim Nankervis) for more than 20 years. For the past 18 months, Ayres has been living in London, and travels back to Australia regularly to perform alongside her musical partners.

Michael Ingvarson has played the role of Benny in an ABBA tribute band, BABBA, for the past 22 years. He recalls how his musical journey began.

An exhibition to celebrate 150 years of art at the Victorian College of the Arts will feature more than 150 works by prominent alumni.

Melbourne’s musical reputation will be enhanced by a new Conservatorium at the heart of the city’s Arts Precinct.

Even the French are awed by Ted Gott’s deep knowledge of their art and culture.

Her Instagram profile describes her as a “raging Aussie”, yet she’s also one of Bollywood’s leading ladies.

Leah Sanderson is staging Shakespeare plays in the most unlikely of settings – prison, with the inmates as the stars.

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