VCA Greats - Richard Frankland

Richard Frankland is the head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development; a member of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music; and the subject of our third instalment of our VCA & Conservatorium Greats campaign. 

Richard is a prolific creative. A poet, musician, author and filmmaker, he's written, directed and produced over fifty video, documentary and film projects. A highly acclaimed activist, Richard was nominated for Australian of the Year in 2013 for his work with Indigenous community groups and work on lateral violence and community awareness. 

In June, we met and profiled Richard at his property in the southwest of Victoria. We were captivated by his story and look forward to sharing it with you in the coming month.

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VicHealth Active club Campaign

Our latest project with VicHealth is taking us around Victoria to tell the stories of the clever grant recipients that are keeping their communities active. 

"VicHealth’s Active Club Grants provide funding to increase the opportunities Victorians have to participate in community sport clubs." - VicHealth

We travelled to South Gippsland to film with Swell Mamas, a mother’s group bringing together the unexpected world’s of surfing and childcare to the beaches of Inverloch. We then journeyed out west to the You Yangs in regional Victoria to film with Escaping Your Comfort Zone, a body-positive hiking club for women.

We are looking forward to our upcoming shoots, capturing the incredible locations and communities assisted by VicHealth’s Active Club Grants. We'd like to thank everyone who has been involved so far.

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Conservatorium Greats - Ben Northey

Our second instalment for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne (formerly VCA & MCM) features Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey. Focusing on stories from established alumni in the fields of visual art, music, film and television, we interviewed Ben at Hamer Hall in Melbourne before joining him at his rehearsal and performance of Beethoven's 5th symphony with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Since studying conducting at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music from 2000-2002, Ben has appeared in an array of prestigious national and international performances. Receiving the 2010 Melbourne Prize Outstanding Musician’s Award, Ben is highly regarded for his "progressive and diverse approach to repertoire”. We’d like to thank him immensely for being involved in this production. 

We’d also like to thank Hamer Hall in Melbourne, ABC Studios at Ultimo in Sydney, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre in Nowra and of course the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

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Wine for Good - The Homeless Grapes Project

We are very pleased to present our video campaign for the 'Homeless Grapes’ project. Wine retailer Vinomofo has already raised over $100,000 for homelessness through the initiative. In conjunction with 12 wineries across three regions, the project looks forward to accumulating a further $200,000 for the cause next year through the sale of their specialty wines. 

“We can see a near future where this is a global project - wine communities around the world donating their grapes, their time and their love to make beautiful wines in support of their local homeless.” - Vinomofo
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VCA GREATS - Patricia Piccinini

Our latest recruitment campaign for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne (formerly VCA & MCM), features stories from their established alumni in the fields of visual art, music, film and television. Our first video profiles the inimitable Patricia Piccinini, who first graduated from the VCA in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts (Painting) and is now a faculty member.

We met Patricia at her studio in Melbourne before travelling to Brisbane to see her latest exhibition ‘Curious Affection’ at The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). In what the gallery has called her “most ambitious exhibition to date”, Patricia has become the first Australian artist to occupy the entire ground floor of GOMA. 

We would like to sincerely thank GOMA and Patricia Piccinini and look forward to sharing her story with you.

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 Piccinini’s ‘Curious Affection’ will be exhibiting until August 5th, 2018 at The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).

Piccinini’s ‘Curious Affection’ will be exhibiting until August 5th, 2018 at The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).

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