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Indigenous Totem Art graces new molecular science institute

October 16, 2013


The first large-scale public sculpture commissioned by the University from an Indigenous artist was unveiled on La Trobe’s Melbourne campus in October. Titled Murri Totems, the sculpture is by Reko Rennie, an interdisciplinary artist whose work on Indigenous culture and identity in modern urban environments has been shown internationally including Paris, New York, Berlin and […]

NSW Premier’s Book Prize, and shortlisted for the Miles Franklin

May 21, 2013


A novel by La Trobe student Carrie Tiffany, completed as part of her PhD studies in English, has won the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award and is one of five works shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Miles Franklin literary award to be announced later this month. Ms Tiffany’s novel Mateship with Birds also won […]

Survey ranks our disciplines among best in the world

May 8, 2013


La Trobe University disciplines have been rated among the world’s top 100 in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. The rankings evaluated 2,858 universities verifying 8,391 programs on the basis of 68 million citations. Sociology came in at number 43, placing La Trobe in the world’s top 50 most elite institutions. In four other […]

VC’s Fellowships help explore ideas for science and society

April 16, 2013


Two of Australia’s most outstanding thinkers, writers and public commentators – political and social scientist Robert Manne and biochemist and science journalist Elizabeth Finkel – have been made Vice-Chancellor’s Fellows at La Trobe University. Vice-Chancellor John Dewar announced the part-time appointments in April. He said Dr Finkel’s role would further enhance La Trobe’s standing as […]

Premier art school and institute for regional Victoria

March 25, 2013


La Trobe University is strengthening its visual arts education program in regional Victoria, forging stronger links with local artists. It has also established  the La Trobe Art Institute, based in Bendigo, to  be headed by accomplished artist and  Mildura Campus Director,  Neil Fettling. Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said visual arts courses at the Bendigo and Mildura campuses were […]

Nature in the Dark: nightlife like you’ve never seen it

November 21, 2012


Science meets art in a La Trobe University ‘candid camera’ collaboration that is providing visitors to Melbourne’s Federation Square  with a rare giant-screen view of another world.  Between now and Christmas they will be able to watch intimate and unguarded moments showing how native animals have gone about their nightly lives since Victoria’s disastrous Black Saturday bushfires […]

La Trobe Drama at Olympian heights

May 29, 2012


La Trobe University’s Student Theatre will represent Australia at the prestigious International Student Drama Festival in the UK in June, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. A troupe of ten student thespians led by director, Bob Pavlich, will stage the only authorised production of Kenneth Cook’s iconic Australian novel ‘Wake in Fright’ ever performed […]

Gotye: Learn a little bit extra

April 24, 2012


La Trobe students could not suspect two years ago when they recorded their ‘Lipdub’ video to the tune ‘Learnalilgivinanlovin‘ – kindly donated by Melbourne singer-songwriter Gotye – that his work would soon top charts world-wide. It was the era of the then ‘flash mob’ You Tube phenomenon, and  Student Theatre and Film director Bob Pavlich […]

From Persia – with love

March 26, 2012


La Trobe scholar curates largest exhibition of Persian manuscripts ever in Australia La Trobe University PhD scholar in art history, Susan Scollay, is guest  co-curator of the largest exhibition of Persian illustrated manuscripts ever shown in Australia. Titled ‘Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond’, the exhibition is a partnership between the State Library of […]

Photography lovers meet the luminati

June 8, 2011


From Alice Springs and Hobart, they all came to Bendigo Top names included Allison Nordstrom, Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House in New York, and photo journalists and artists Stephen Dupont, David Callow, Nici Cumpston, Anne Ferran and Matthew Sleeth. Held at the end of May, the University-sponsored free public symposium attracted more than […]

Van Gogh gold

March 3, 2011


La Trobe University scholar and curator of Art, Dr Vincent Alessi, has uncovered a hitherto unknown 600 illustrations that helped shape the work of one of the world’s greatest and best-know artists, Vincent van Gogh.  During his life van Gogh assembled a number of important collections. These included an archive of black-and-white prints which he cut […]

‘Hollywood’ opening for Shepp Shed

March 1, 2011


La Trobe University’s regional campuses serve as the hub for a wide range of community activities. But only at Shepparton – with its new $9m building – have they culminated in a ‘glam’ opening night and arts project that involved Hollywood celebrity Pamela Anderson. Following two weeks of intensive preparation on campus for the ‘Shepp Shed’ […]

Brushstrokes before bricks

March 1, 2011


Three artists – Gareth Jones-Roberts, Leonard Annois and Charles Bush – were commissioned to document the Melbourne campus site at Bundoora before and during building. Those paintings, the first acquired by the University, formed the foundation for a major public art collection that today holds more than 2,000 post 1960s and contemporary Australian art works. […]