Australia is co-hosting the 2023 Women’s World Cup. What will it mean for football and gender equality in Australia?
Following Australia and New Zealand’s successful bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, experts from RMIT unpack what this means for the broader society.
Remixing ACMI: design-based research strikes a chord
An RMIT initiative has remixed the collection of Australia’s museum of screen culture, ACMI, as digital media researchers and practitioners explore creative possibilities during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The new (ab)normal: Artists respond to COVID-19
From creating art in a high-rise dwelling to managing social isolation, RMIT Gallery’s first online exhibition provides a glimpse into how artists are responding to their circumstances under COVID-19.
Drawing inspiration from RMIT alumnus Jess McGeachin
RMIT alumnus Jess McGeachin is the illustrator behind the 2020 Premier’s Reading Challenge and his unique designs inspire children and students to read every day, wherever they are.
Artful mob brings Indigenous knowledge to heart of research
Harnessing the power of art to better integrate the knowledge of Indigenous communities into research has been profound and life-changing for PhD graduate Dr Elinor Assoulin.
Tree: the story behind the art
Kamilaroi artist Louisa Bloomer is the designer of RMIT’s new digital brand design. 'Tree' tells the story of Australian connection and diversity, along with Bloomer's own journey of cultural understanding.
Contemporary arts leader Esther Anatolitis joins RMIT
Writer and cultural leader Esther Anatolitis has been appointed Honorary Associate Professor in the top ranked School of Art.
Team Australia wins world’s first AI Eurovision song contest
An Australian tune written using artificial intelligence has claimed first prize in a new international song competition.
Barely Gettin' By returns for season two
The podcast is back for season two and it’s all about making sense of the present by taking a look at the past as hosts Dr Emma Shortis and Dr Chloe Ward delve into the politics and culture of the 1990s.
Australia’s Eurovision AI song finds beauty in dark times
Eurovision might be cancelled, but an Australian tune written using artifical intelligence is in the running to win a new international song competition - with your help!
Playing through a pandemic
Online video gaming and screen-based technology are helping us get through COVID-19, write digital media experts Larissa Hjorth and Ingrid Richardson.
A new lending library is giving unwanted video footage another life
A Melbourne artist wants your discarded video art works for a novel new lending library that's celebrating the history of the medium.
The McCraith 'Butterfly' House gives wing to exceptional creative works
A historic house on Port Phillip Bay offers a peaceful retreat for writers and artists alike, including RMIT’s first graduate residency prize winners, who will take up residencies as programs resume.
International award success for RMIT video game designers
The Melbourne-designed Untitled Goose Game continues its meteoric run of success, taking out the top gong at the world’s most prestigious video game industry design awards.
Bluestone Collection donated to RMIT
RMIT has been chosen as the new home of the Bluestone Collection of contemporary craft, which will be displayed in the university’s refurbished Carlton Library.
Fashion Design alumni and graduates on show at VAMFF
With the Virgin Australia Fashion Festival (VAMFF) in full swing, RMIT Fashion Design alumni and graduates feature on the runway while fashion thought leaders gather at the Australian Fashion Summit.
QS rankings by subject released
RMIT University was among the top Australian performers in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject released today.
Women flying the flag for gender equality in film and TV
While the glittering world of film and television is turning its focus on gender inequality in the industry, two RMIT academics are continuing to advocate for greater female participation in the sector.
AI-powered robot reads novels and writes poetry
A new series of books by Karen ann Donnachie and Andy Simionato each carry a cautionary label: ‘Warning! This book was not designed by humans.'
Wanted: 'untranslatable' words for new Melbourne gaming app
Hygge, noogal or ikigai? Do you know any untranslatable words in languages other than English? Be part of the making of a new, augmented reality game that will bring the city’s diverse languages to life.
New picture book captures lessons of history in Azaria Chamberlain case
The story of Azaria and Lindy Chamberlain is the subject of a new picture book by RMIT alumnus Maree Coote, launched at RMIT’s The Capitol last night.
Virtual adventures in Meatspace
A new virtual reality (VR) project presented at The Capitol is exploring and confronting the intersection of technology and the human body.
Blockchain to ease financial risk in creative industries
A new blockchain infrastructure designed for Australia’s creative industries could help overcome problems from missed royalty payments to art fraud and administrative overheads, says a new report.
Provocative Pleasure: An exhibition set to intrigue
From embellishment and exaggeration to identity, gender and desire: a new exhibition opening at RMIT Gallery presents the work of a diverse group of artists who used the body as a personal, provocative and at times political canvas.
Elevating design: RMIT renews partnership with NGV
RMIT has renewed its partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) for a second term, combining ground-breaking research, innovation and curatorial excellence in design and architecture.
Passion and talent on show at fashion graduate showcase
Inflatable clothing, suits embedded with a secret code, and a luxury aesthetic from plastic bags were some of the innovative creations showcased at the opening of MPavilion.
Australian content scarce in competitive on-demand streaming market
A new report has revealed Australian content makes up a small but stable proportion of the catalogues of the major subscription video streaming services in Australia.
'We should make a game about this': The story behind Untitled Goose Game
RMIT PhD researcher and games designer Michael McMaster proves that research isn’t all work and no play as his now viral Untitled Goose Game takes off.
Can apocalyptic games prepare us for future sustainability threats?
What can playing apocalyptic games teach us about climate change or energy security? Urban resilience expert Dr Anthony Richardson explores how games can tackle future challenges at the global gaming festival PAX in Melbourne.
Melbourne as a playable city
This Melbourne International Games Week, the playable cities project explores how technology can reconnect us to our cities and bring urban play to everyday life.
Confused or clueless about global politics? Barely Gettin' By is the podcast for you
A new podcast is using a history of the present and a different perspective to explore key political events and issues to ask what’s being missed when we only hear certain voices.
Speaking from the heart: Yankunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann
On the eve of her appearance at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival, world-renowned poet and multi-award-winning indigenous writer Ali Cobby Eckermann features in a new podcast from The Garret.
RMIT leaders to help shape Victoria’s investment in creative industries
Two of RMIT’s highly regarded creative leaders have been appointed to a new advisory group that will help shape the Victorian Government’s strategy and investment in the creative industries from 2020.
MasterMakers celebrates skills and originality in contemporary jewellery
A bold, unexpected and daring exhibition of contemporary jewellery charts four decades of gold and silversmithing masterclasses at RMIT.
Online in the outback
A new podcast from remote Australia reveals how the world’s oldest living culture is embracing mobile technology.
An architecture-lover's guide to spending a day at RMIT
Open House Melbourne 2019 is almost here – here’s your go-to guide to visiting the best RMIT has to offer.
New book explores émigré legacy at RMIT
In an era when debate rages about giving refuge to those considered ‘outsiders’, a new book launched at RMIT Gallery explores the far-reaching impact and contributions of European migrants in Australian culture.
Sans Forgetica wins prestigious design award
Sans Forgetica, a typeface that could help people remember more of what they read, has claimed the top award in Communication Design at the 61st annual Good Design Awards overnight.
Highlighting the best of RMIT animation
RMIT graduates will join a line-up of award-winning animators, industry veterans and inspiring independents at Melbourne’s premier animation festival.
Young creative showcases talent and culture for NAIDOC Week
Australian Unity’s annual Artist-in-Residence program invites Indigenous art students to share their artistic process with Rathdowne Place residents and staff.
RMIT and Melbourne Writers Festival join literary forces
RMIT has partnered with the 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival to host a series of events that will bring the City of Literature to life.
Poetic Portraits of Australian Elders
A new project to capture the lives and memories of Australian elders and seniors through poetry is set to restore some balance to an increasingly youth-focused arts sector.
Meet the grandmother who uses Pokémon Go to reconnect with her city
Mundane trips to the market or shops became Pokémon Go adventures in which she would reinvent the routes to capture more Pokémon.
Indigenous Australian artwork in the spotlight at major European festival
Indigenous designs by an RMIT alumnus are being used for official RMIT merchandise as part of the Grec Festival of Barcelona – the city's annual theatre, dance, music and circus festival.
A powerful voice for design and education
One of RMIT’s senior architecture leaders has been recognised for her contribution to academia with the 2019 Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize.
Melbourne Modern: the legacy of European artists and designers
A new exhibition at the RMIT Gallery traces the lasting impact of European influence on generations of RMIT teachers and students to the present day.
The Capitol open for business with Agnès Varda retrospective
One of the first seasons to feature at the revitalised Capitol will feature films by the “grandmother of the French New Wave”, celebrated filmmaker Agnès Varda.
Marion's ceiling shines again
The revitalisation of Melbourne’s Capitol has provided an opportunity to revisit the feminist history of architect Marion Mahony Griffin and her contribution to the iconic building.
The Capitol reclaims its place as a Melbourne cultural icon
Following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment, The Capitol has reopened today as a contemporary destination for culture, education and innovation.
Engaging with Indigenous communities a life-changing experience
Road trips to Barkandji Country in western NSW have shaped the world view and creative practice for students and recent alumni from the School of Architecture and Urban Design.
Walk, listen and discover RMIT’s Indigenous history
An interactive app and audio-walk is revealing RMIT’s hidden history, inviting listeners to reimagine the City campus through Indigenous stories of land, river and sky.
DISRUPT: Mapping the future of Melbourne through stories
A collective storytelling project held as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week (20-26 May) is inviting participants to take over a 20-metre wall to disrupt the streets with their dreams of the city.
RMITin3: Designing a new creative career
In the latest RMITin3, ACMI Chief Experience Officer Sebastian Chan talks about the changing face of design and the emerging skillsets needed to meet workplace demands.
Historic Oxford Scholar given new lease on life
The Oxford Scholar has re-opened to the public after an extensive renovation, marking the beginning of a new chapter in one of Melbourne’s oldest stories.
Artists offer creative actions to ecological issues in Asia
When it comes to ways in which artists address ecological issues, actions can be big or small – it’s the action that is important, however subtle.
Students drawn to new NGV program
A new program at the National Gallery (NGV) of Victoria is connecting local and international students through the language of art and design.
Flower power: Floral fashion at Melbourne Flower and Garden Show
RMIT’s annual Floral Fashion exhibit blurred the line between art and fashion to highlight environmental issues at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (17–31 March).
News in sixty seconds prepares students for the future
Journalism students are gaining valuable industry-ready experience by producing news bulletins for free-to-air TV.
Unique public artwork unveiled at RMIT
Revealed at RMIT’s city campus, Wurrunggi Biik - Law of the Land is a 2.4 metre artwork signifying a long-lasting spiritual connection to Country.
Talent bursting at the seams of VAMFF runway
Meet three graduates who have been handpicked to showcase their work in the prestigious Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) National Graduate Showcase.
Design for the future: Melbourne Design Week
RMIT, proud Design Partner to the NGV, is gearing up for one of the most exciting creative events of the year: Melbourne Design Week.
Front row at VAMFF
From intimate runways to exciting exhibitions: the RMIT community stars prominently in this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Latest subject rankings released by QS
RMIT University was among the top Australian performers in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject released today.
Exhibition challenges us to define The Model Citizen
The time has come to decide what sort of citizens we want to be. From harvesting the data of the dead to hybrid bio robot citizens, the high stakes are explored in a compelling new exhibition.
Going global: RMIT takes part in Asia’s premier design event
A star-studded list of RMIT alumni joined students and staff at the acclaimed Hong Kong Business of Design Week earlier this month.
Tony Ellwood honoured as a leader in the arts
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Director Tony Ellwood AM was presented with an Honorary Doctorate at the RMIT graduation ceremony today.
One of a kind
If the purpose of art is to evoke an emotional response, then RMIT alumnus and Adjunct Professor Vincent Fantauzzo would have been gratified at the unveiling of his most recent work.
Analogue Art reveals all new painting is now digital
Painting, that most traditional of ‘analogue art’ mediums, has acquired a digital accent, and this is the focus of a major new exhibition opening at RMIT Gallery on 7 December.
New partnership with ACMI to reactivate the iconic Capitol Theatre
Thanks to an exciting new partnership with ACMI, the Capitol Theatre will soon re-take its place at the centre of Melbourne’s vibrant cultural scene.
Lights, camera, action: media students part of prime-time broadcast
A group of RMIT media students have gained valuable industry experience as part of the broadcast team behind the 2018 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards.
History blooms with commemorative artwork
A wreath of wearable enamel brooches is on display at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance in a creative tribute to the stories of the first world war.
Sans Forgetica: new typeface designed to help students study
A new font released by RMIT could help people remember more of what they read as thousands of students begin to study for exams.
Students team up with thrash metal legends
An animated music video created by RMIT students for German thrash metal legends Tankard has been released by the music label Nuclear Blast.
A winning design
RMIT student Kelly Liang has designed furniture retailer Relaxhouse’s new multipurpose warehouse
RMIT student artwork brings State Library Victoria facade to life
Textile Design student Caro Pattle has transformed the Library’s entrance as part of the RMIT University and State Library joint initiative.
Fashion forward: RMIT student wins Melbourne Fashion Week award
An RMIT student has won the prestigious student award at Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) for her Choose Your Own Adventure-inspired project.
MFW: fearless fashion from Australia's emerging designers
Headpieces for Indigenous drag queens, the art of flâneurie, 3D printed experimental designs, and materials made from discarded plastic will all be on display during Melbourne Fashion Week.
Clever creatives pick up their pencils
RMIT advertising students have picked up three coveted ‘pencils’ at the prestigious D&AD New Blood awards in London.
A wombat’s journey from the classroom to the App store
After starting out as a student project, Paperbark was successfully launched to the market last month.
Museums of the future: three industry insights
The 50th birthday of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is a perfect time to discuss how museums are adapting to the challenges of new technology.
Inspiring the next generation of Indigenous poets
Gomeroi poet, life writer and essayist Alison Whittaker visits RMIT to help the next generation of Indigenous poets.
Why gender (still) matters
While the bright lights of film and TV have recently focused on issues faced by women in the industry, the need for evidence-based research that can drive sustained change is more important than ever.
Broken Heel meets Broken Hill and the School of Fashion
It’s not every day that RMIT students get to explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with six drag queens at an iconic Australian location.
Students reach new heights at global fashion summit
Three students from the School of Fashion and Textiles were selected to participate in the 2018 Youth Fashion Summit in Copenhagen.
NAS a multi-award winner
RMIT’s New Academic Street (NAS) precinct has swept the field at the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards, taking out the Victorian Architecture Medal along with five other prizes.
Human animal hybrid exhibition explores an enduring fascination
The fantasy of merging animals and humans into one hybrid creature is explored in 'My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid' at RMIT Gallery from 29 June to 18 August.
Fashion design graduate tops AGOTYA field
Fashion design Honours graduate Jessica Gregory declared overall winner of the Design Institute of Australia’s 2018 Australian Graduate of the Year Award (AGOTYA) last week.
Country Road provides a window of opportunity for visual merchandising students
Six Diploma of Visual Merchandising students have been competitively selected to work on the Country Road Window Project for 2018.
Interactive storytelling machine captivates audiences
On display in Melbourne this June as part of the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival, an innovative digital installation turns audiences into artists.
Making architecture more inclusive
Next generation of architects and designers taught the importance of Indigenous inclusion by prominent researcher.
The Great Debate: Write What You Know
Six acclaimed Australian authors recently came together at RMIT to debate one of the hottest current topics in creative writing.
Designing in response to Indigenous sovereignty
An interactive Wiradjuri-RMIT project is among the winners in the social impact category at the 2018 Good Design Awards.
RMIT students get a head start on their careers with Women@Dior
In an Australian first, a mentoring program with one of the world’s most revered fashion brands is giving five RMIT students a head start in their careers.
RMIT on show at Melbourne Knowledge Week
RMIT’s strengths in technology and design will be on display during Melbourne Knowledge Week, running 7–13 May.
Iconic screen producer makes honour roll
Adjunct Professor and producer of The Dressmaker, Sue Maslin, has been admitted to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, recognising her continued advocacy for women’s equality.
Academy Award winner joins RMIT
Lord David Puttnam, a global name in filmmaking and television with Oscars, BAFTAs, Golden Globes and a Palme D’Or, is joining RMIT University as an Adjunct Professor.
Connecting culture, tradition and fashion in Vietnam
An immersive journey to the mountains of northern Vietnam brought new insights into the vibrant traditional fashion of ethnic minority groups.
Design veteran set to lead landscape architecture at RMIT
Associate Professor Katrina Simon has been announced as RMIT’s new Associate Dean of Landscape Architecture, in the School of Architecture and Urban Design.
Capturing the essence of Queen Vic Market
The smell of fish, the gleam of fresh vegetables, the chill outside the sheds… research shows the heart and soul of Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market is not in its bricks and mortar.
Chaos & Order: 120 years of collecting at RMIT
For the first time in 120 years RMIT is presenting a survey exhibition sourced entirely from its permanent art collection, more than half of which has never been shared with the public before.
Digital artwork captures community life
An interactive sculpture is connecting residents with the rhythms of community life and creating a vibrant cultural centre in a developing suburb in Melbourne’s south-east.
Design evolution: building a radically new kind of hearing aid
Developing the world’s first modular hearing aid took 130 prototypes but for the researcher behind the revolutionary design, each miniscule change was critical.
Living alleys: capturing urban life in Ho Chi Minh City
Life in the alleys of District 4 has largely remained the same since it rose up as a cramped slum settlement, bordered by rivers in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
Young, creative and philanthropic
Filmmaker and RMIT alumnus Ling Ang challenges what it is to be a modern day philanthropist with her significant gift to the RMIT Capitol Theatre Appeal.
RMIT launches new School of Design
New and emerging fields of design - including virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, user experience and design for social innovation - will be in focus at RMIT’s new School of Design.
From RMIT to Sundance
RMIT alumnus and screenwriter Scott Ryan has exploded on to the international stage, with his six-part series "Mr InBetween" premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
Research gets redefined in one of Barcelona's hottest barrios
Innovation, knowledge sharing and driven transformation is fuelling the microclimate in Barcelona's 22@ zone, the fast-growing hotspot in the barrio (neighbourhood) of Poblenou.
RMIT research examines the way culture and politics impact housing design regulations
RMIT PhD candidate Alexandra Gower has recently been in London and Barcelona to study the impact of culture and politics on regulations for high-density housing design.
RMIT takes centre stage at international technology and creativity conference
With expert presentations and a new summer school, RMIT is in the spotlight at Sónar+D, an international conference held in Barcelona where technology and creativity converge.