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RMIT crafts a clean sweep at Victorian Craft Awards
Students, staff and alumni artists from RMIT have taken all major honours at this year’s awards.
Top three tips for becoming a professional artist
Taking the leap from student to professional comes with a unique set of challenges. This can be particularly hard in creative industries, where often you have to go it alone.
RMIT PhD student wins Footscray Art Prize’s tertiary award
Mohsen Meysami took out the community awards’ tertiary prize with his artwork 'Their Pain, Our Gain'.
Kinetic sculpture explores tensions between human and machine
A new performance-based work explores the complex relationship between humans and technology.
Meet Robin Kingston: visual artist, tour leader extraordinaire and New York know-it-all
A visual artist in contemporary abstraction, Dr Robin Kingston is also a renowned study tour leader and New York know-it-all.
Making art, with a difference
From knitting to taekwondo, Prue Stevenson pushes the boundaries with her art – helping the RMIT student explore her Asperger’s diagnosis.
How a masters in art and design is hatching business-smart creatives
Increasingly, innovative thinkers are using skills learnt studying a postgraduate degree in art and design to unlock their creativity in businesses of all kinds.
Artists explore conflicted views of the oceans
Once a wild and pristine environment seen as a compelling metaphor for the sacred mysteries of nature, the romantic image of the ocean has been eroded by the global threat of climate change.
Illuminating intersection of nanotechnology and art
What happens when you bring together science, art and a medieval wonder? For Dr Irene Barberis, it’s the culmination of almost 20 years of imagining.
RMIT welcomes Jenni Tosi as Adjunct Professor
Jenni Tosi, Chief Executive Officer for Film Victoria, has been appointed for three years as Adjunct Professor in Film and Television at RMIT.
7 reasons why a career in art, design and architecture is for you
With the digital boom, the global push towards innovation, and a growing cultural economy, creativity is capital and design is at the forefront.
100% Fresh! RMIT art and design graduates scoop awards
RMIT art and design graduates have dominated the annual Fresh! Graduate Showcase awards presented by Craft Victoria.
Behind the Lens: 130 years of photography at RMIT
For 130 years, RMIT has been training people to see the world by training them in photography.
RMIT fashion takes a star turn at VAMFF
From a look back at Australian avant-garde to an exploration of fashion and geology, work by the RMIT community stars at this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
RMIT lights up White Night Melbourne
White Night is one of the major events on Australia’s cultural calendar, and RMIT will once again open its doors and showcase stunning light projections from dusk to dawn.
Cuban-Australian collaborative art project challenges family and community violence
Three leading performing artists from Cuba and six community leaders from Melbourne rode a train on the Upfield line discussing the impact and prevention of violence in their communities.
When science and art collide
Science and art collide at RMIT Gallery with a new interactive bio-art exhibition that explores the metaphor of disease through playful and contemplative artworks.
RMIT welcomes Dr Alasdair Foster as Adjunct Professor
With 20 years’ experience heading national arts institutions in Europe and Australia, Dr Foster will bring extensive industry knowledge to RMIT’s photography programs.
Q & A with Eleanor Boydell
Arts Management student Eleanor Boydell shares how her internship gave her hands on experience in the differences between the theory and reality of curating an exhibition.
RMIT launches brand-new destination for start-ups
RMIT Activator is an initiative that helps current students, staff and researchers grow successful start-up ventures.
NGV collection inspires alumnus
It’s a rainy Friday morning in Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road is buzzing with groups of school students and others taking in a bit of culture.
Where to find A Girl’s Place in Melbourne – the art of perception
RMIT creative work challenges perspectives where women continue to restrict their own movement through public space due to perceptions of safety.
RMIT and Creative Victoria combine to showcase design talent
RMIT and Creative Victoria are working together to showcase some of the state’s best design talent through a new video series.
Media, art and climate change debates collide
A new book by four RMIT academics looks at how artists can provide alternative ways for thinking through the relationship between media and climate change debates in the Asia-Pacific region.
RMIT printmakers leap ahead of the field
A new exhibition at RMIT Gallery focuses the spotlight on the outstanding traditions of RMIT printmakers and reveals new work that challenges, surprises and delights.
Students interpret Bollywood through a lens
Media and photography students have travelled to India on a two-week study tour to explore Bollywood culture and gain an understanding of the world’s largest producer of film.
Public art program provides a city canvas
RMIT artists will make their mark on Melbourne’s CBD with the unique opportunity to showcase their artwork on prominent public canvases across the City campus.
RMIT courses rank among the world’s best
RMIT’s art and design courses have risen four places in the global rankings and now stand as 16th in the world – and the best in Australia.
Seeking approval: a question of power, gender or culture?
Two new exhibitions at RMIT Gallery explore the ways women continue to feel culturally conditioned and socially obligated to seek male approval.
RMIT Gallery dazzles at White Night Melbourne
RMIT Gallery will open its doors for White Night Melbourne with an all-night session of German 1980s subculture, celebrating its summer exhibition and showcasing innovative research.
Art gathers a community spirit in Glenroy
A locally-created and locally-inspired RMIT public art event will gather the community together at Glenroy, in Melbourne’s north, this weekend.
Innovative spectrum of 80s German subculture on show
RMIT Gallery presents a comprehensive survey of 80s German subculture in a new exhibition, <i>Geniale Dilletanten</i>.
RMIT hosts leadership program
The Colleges of Business and Design and Social Context jointly hosted the Committee for Melbourne Future Focus Group monthly meeting at the RMIT Design Hub.
RMIT creatives make an exhibition of their craft at free art festival
Rich in innovation with fresh, vibrant designs, RMIT’s end-of-year exhibitions are back to showcase the best of Melbourne’s emerging artists, designers and media practitioners.
Sculpture outshines coastal exhibition
Art alumnus Alison McDonald has won the $10,000 2015 Strand Ephemera Outdoor Sculpture exhibition.
Performing Mobilities unfolds at RMIT Gallery
Playful, thoughtful and often unexpected. The new and experimental arts projects that form the exhibition <em>Performing Mobilities</em> even include a work filmed by pigeons in flight.
Vocational education showcased at RMIT Career Discovery day
More than 500 secondary students, career advisers and teachers have attended RMIT’s inaugural discovery day for vocational career choices.
RMIT art trams hit the tracks of Melbourne
Commuters will be part of a mobile gallery as they travel in eight new Melbourne Festival art trams hitting the tracks today – four created by RMIT artists.
RMIT Design Market wows city shoppers
Mister Hound’s handmade dog leads walked out the door, Rustic Electric’s metal box lights attracted great interest and there was late rush on Quinnoa’s crafted jewellery at RMIT’s Design Market.
Miniature landscape a winner for art grad
RMIT alumnus Natasha Bieniek has won the prestigious $50,000 Wynne Prize for her miniature landscape painting.
RMIT artists triumph in prestigious craft awards
RMIT alumni and students have won three out of four major prizes in the Victorian Craft Award, the state’s largest exhibition of craft artists.
RMIT sisters Verity and Adriane Hayward co-curate a greener planet
Sisters Verity and Adriane Hayward have co-curated the Tomorrow never dies art exhibition for the Art+Climate=Change Festival
Artists in residence with innovator Abramovic
RMIT School of Art student Nicola Gunn is one of 12 artists selected to take part in a prestigious Artist Residency Program with renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic.
RMIT ranked among world’s best for art and design
The University ranked 20th in the world for art and design, making it the top Australian university for the discipline.
Artists SMUDGE identities together for new exhibit
In partnership with RMIT Design Hub, a new alliance between a choreographer and artist will have them swap cultural identities and artistic responsibilities in a new exhibit, SMUDGE.
Animate the future: calling all RMIT artists
Artists are invited to make their mark on Melbourne’s CBD with a rare opportunity to showcase their artwork on prominent public canvases at RMIT’s City campus.
A global resource: the launch of the RMIT Art Collection Online
RMIT’s art collection has come out of the shadows, offices and walls around the university to reveal more than 1000 artworks in a searchable data base for students and researchers to explore.
Breaking down community barriers with art
RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow Dr Grace McQuilten says inequity comes from various complexities involving social structures, economic systems and opportunity.
Art alumnus takes home top award
PhD graduate Dr Susanna Castleden has scooped the Linden Art Prize with a series of cartography-inspired pieces developed during her doctoral research in RMIT's School of Art.
PhD candidate wins prestigious Western Australian art prize
An RMIT PhD candidate has won one of Australia’s richest sculpture awards, the $30,000 Bankwest Art Prize.
Art academic wins prestigious art residency in Italy
An RMIT art academic has been selected for a prestigious art residency program in Italy.
Research centre facilitates urban design project
Researchers in RMIT’s School of Art have teamed with the community, architects and government to create Melbourne’s first and only recognised Afghan precinct.
Global recognition for RMIT art graduate
Art graduate Katie Collins has been awarded the international Marzee Graduate Prize for her innovative jewellery design.
Artwork drives urban renewal in Melbourne railway stations
Researchers in RMIT's School of Art have teamed with local groups and government to rebuild and transform train stations in Melbourne.
Arts funding drives successful creative futures
Students are curating their own creative futures with the support of funding from RMIT Link Arts and Culture.
Chinese garden creates inspiring public space
Old sheep yards have been transformed into a contemporary Chinese garden through a project initiated by RMIT's Professor Lyndal Jones.
Exhibitions showcase RMIT's creative talent
Melburnians will experience the future of the creative industries at RMIT's end-of-year student and graduate exhibitions.
Shanghai study tour puts students in the 'Limelight'
RMIT art and photography students have fostered an array of skills and knowledge in a global environment on a study tour to Shanghai.
Graduate art exhibited in Hong Kong
Art graduates have shown their work on the global stage through an exhibition at the Pao Galleries in the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Fantauzzo wins fourth Archibald People's Choice
RMIT alumnus and Adjunct Professor of Art, Vincent Fantauzzo, has taken home the Archibald People's Choice Award for the fourth time.
Graduates awarded Hong Kong art gongs
Two Hong Kong-based RMIT art graduates have received excellence awards from the Australia China Art Foundation.
Student shortlisted for Indigenous art award
RMIT student Gregg Dinah has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Victorian Indigenous Art Awards.
Artists in transit
An RMIT student is bringing out the artist in us all through a public art project inspiring the creative journeys of commuters.
Edible art project unites diverse community
A collaborative public art project by RMIT researchers has sought to unite diverse cultural communities through a love shared by all: food.
Students light the night at Gertrude Street Projection Festival
The bold visions of RMIT student artists will warm Melbourne's frosty winter nights at this year's Gertrude Street Projection Festival.
Austrian Arts Residency Opportunity for Alumni Staff and Students
In 2007 a residency exchange partnership began between RMIT iAIR and the AIR Krems International Studio Residency Program.
Award winning fine art graduates on show at FRESH
RMIT University graduates have dominated the FRESH! awards in Craft's annual showcase of outstanding work from Victoria's graduate shows.
'Monstrous Feminine' examines modern body culture
An evocative and unsettling photo series on contemporary female body culture is striking a chord with women around the world.
Bringing new artistic life to the suburbs
The gentrification of Melbourne's suburbs might upset long-term residents, but it is also providing a living canvas for artists.
Giving form to flux
An exhibition at RMIT has examined current innovations in art practice through the work of nine recent graduates.
RMIT lights up for White Night
White Night once again showed off the best of Melbourne’s talent to create an atmosphere of art and culture across the CBD.
Spend White Night with us
RMIT University will stimulate the mind and senses during White Night, as the northern end of Swanston Street comes to life this Saturday night.
Sunflowers bloom in industrial landscape
A large field of sunflowers blooming on an industrial inner-Melbourne site is part of a living art installation by RMIT alumnus Ben Morieson.
PhD researcher wins 30000 art prize
Artist and PhD graduate Susanna Castleden has won the prestigious $30,000 Bankwest Art Prize.
Design focus on Kris Coad
RMIT Fine Art lecturer Kris Coad was recently profiled in the “Share Design“ Inspiration blog for her unique ceramic work.
Healing from a war through art
RMIT doctoral researcher Rushdi Anwar is the first Kurdish-Australian artist to have his work collected by the Australian War Memorial.
Art exhibition explores weather and climate change
Artworks inspired by a residency in Iceland are part of an exhibition exploring climate change by RMIT University's Professor Lesley Duxbury.