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Creative Arts

Want to get involved in making art on (or off) campus? Fantastic! Let’s dive right in.

The University of Melbourne has a thriving student arts community, and the Creative Arts Department exists to support all students in being part of it, regardless of skill level or previous experience.

We want YOU.

2020 has been an absolute wreck of a year in many ways, but an unintended perk is that it has allowed most human beings to develop their creative sides!

Whether you’re interested in music, dance, theatre, film, performance art, visual art, makeup, baking, knitting, or carving fruit, we’re here to make sure you get to do it all, because art lends so much real value to living.

Our department manages the Creative Arts collectives, events, programs and grants, and boy oh boy, do we have a whole lot planned this year! Our key goals are to encourage and facilitate diverse, experimental, accessible, and sustainable artmaking and we will be running many collaborative events and workshops to that end.

And we want YOU to have an active part in all of this. We want to hear your feedback and your voice. We are your student representatives, but we can only truly represent you if we listen to you.

The office this year consists of Creative Arts Officers – Merryn Hughes and Vaishnavi Ravikrishna, and the committee including  Sonia Li, Atticus Corr, Jo Chen, Edie Bush, Torsten Strokirch, Georgia Walton Briggs and Charlie Zhang.

There’s lots of information on this website and on our facebook page (chuck us a like while you’re there!) You can also email us at arts@union.unimelb.edu.au or call 03 8344 3872 for more information, or visit us in our Creative Arts Office on Level 1 of Union House next to the Union House Theatre Office. And if you haven’t had enough of us you can also follow us on instagram.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we live and work, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future and also pay our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded. Colonisation is ongoing and its presence in art is very prevalent. 

 

Encore:End of Year Zoom Party!!

Encore:End of Year Zoom Party!!

Get fruity, get weird, come party!

Tastings 2020

Tastings 2020

Get your tickets for the SHOWCASE!

Above Water 2020.

Above Water 2020.

Launch coming soon!

Creative Arts Collective

Creative Arts Collective

Weekly meeting of student artists for those who want to create!

Arts Grants

Arts Grants

Grants of up to $500 for student art projects!

Resources

Resources

Helpful things for artists from all mediums.

Talking Out of Your Arts

Talking Out of Your Arts

A post-show discussion with student artists

Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade

Workshops for student artists

PLOM

PLOM

Casual open mic night in the student bar

Union House Theatre

Union House Theatre

Get involved with student theatre!

George Paton Gallery

George Paton Gallery

More opportunites to make and see art at uni!

Committee

Committee

Meet the gorgeous arty people who approve all our decisions