Farrago Magazine

University Proposes New Wave of Staff Cuts

Staff in academic and professional departments have been notified of another wave of cuts at the University of Melbourne.

Artistic Direction

Art & Australia will relaunch in June 2016 with a focus on contemporary art and its relationship to broader theoretical, socio­cultural and geo­political contexts.

VCA Gets a Facelift

The VCA is set to expand its horizons – literally and figuratively – with its visual arts wing due to be completed this year.

Artist Profile – Jaccob Mckay

Jaccob McKay is a multidisciplinary artist who works in sculpture, installation, photography and sound art. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Music at the Victorian College of the Arts. His work deals primarily in themes around nature with a particular view to abstracting the beauty he finds occurring naturally in […]

MCM Synthesises Dr Who Instrument

In a move that will delight Doctor Who fans, the restoration of a rare Electronic Music Studios (EMS) 100 Modular Analogue Synthesiser has just been completed at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM). It’s an exact replica of the synthesiser used to create sound effects for the original BBC series! The Synthi 100 was shipped […]

New Pt Nepean Campus, VCA Gallery

The University of Melbourne is set to spend a total of $28 million into two planned off-campus developments, beginning this year. The first will be a $26 million contemporary art gallery at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), funded by property developer Michael Buxton to house his personal collection. The second will be a […]

New Direction in Education Action

Twenty fourteen was certainly an eventful year in politics, and higher education policy was one of the key issues on the national agenda. A number of activist groups around the country scored significant media coverage with a series of high-profile protests against the Abbott government’s education reforms. But the controversy surrounding some of the more […]