RMIT Art and Design subjects remain world’s best
RMIT University has eight subject areas ranked in the top 100 globally in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Fashion students launch new collection in Myer
Vocational Education Merchandising students have partnered with major Australian retailer Myer and its home brand Basque to create a fashion collection in stores now.
RMIT Europe joins multi-million-euro partnership for culture and creativity
The University’s innovation hub in Barcelona, Spain has been named an associate member of a major innovation community, designed to connect creatives and organisations to one of Europe’s largest innovation networks.
Redefining practice-based research in Europe
RMIT’s game-changing PhD program that’s shifting the concept of industry embedded research in Europe recently returned to Barcelona for its biannual Practice Research Symposium Europe (PRS Europe).
Melbourne interactive experience explores connection to country
A new augmented reality experience presents Indigenous knowledge and connection to place in and around St Kilda.
RMIT and NGV renew partnership
RMIT will continue as a design partner with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) for a third term.
Combining music and art: The Colour Wheel guitar orchestra performance
Staff and students from RMIT’s College of Vocational Education (VE) gave audiences a preview of an electric guitar performance composed by Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil.
Emerging designers on show at Melbourne Fashion Week
Twenty fashion and textiles students have concluded their studies by exhibiting work at Melbourne Fashion Week, a celebration of the city’s vibrant and diverse fashion community.
Celebrated architectural firm and RMIT alumni focus of new book
The second publication in the EDITIONS: Australian Architecture Monographs series was officially launched at a special event during Sydney Design Week.
RMIT graduates featured at Melbourne International Games Week
An innovative narrative adventure video game by an RMIT design graduate is on show at the Big Games Night In – an opportunity for game lovers to connect and celebrate Australian game-makers.
Research goes hyper-local as RMIT PlaceLab moves into Brunswick
Brunswick’s newest tenant might look like a chic design space from the outside, but step inside and you’ll find a team of university researchers working alongside the community in a shopfront studio in the heart of the inner north.
RMIT collaborates with leading cultural institutions to exhibit student art
An LED light installation created by secondary school students as part of an RMIT equity outreach program is lighting up the Museum of Chinese Australian History in Melbourne’s CBD.
RMIT graduate's artwork installed at the Shrine of Remembrance
RMIT Master of Photography graduate Jack McLain has had one of his artworks installed for an exhibition at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.
Marketing Melbourne with Visit Victoria at RMIT Open Day
RMIT Marketing students presented a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) project at RMIT Open Day 2022 as part of a School of Marketing partnership with Visit Victoria.
Open House Melbourne: Victorian Family Violence Memorial project
As part of Open House Melbourne, RMIT’s Mark Jacques and Amy Muir will join a tour and panel discussion about the Victorian Family Violence Memorial project.
Explore The Capitol at Open House Melbourne
The Capitol is throwing open its doors for Open House Melbourne. The stunning 1924 theatre will be showcased with walking tours led by RMIT Venues Manager Marc Morel and architectural tours by Timothy Rodgers from Six Degrees Architecture.
Arcade games take the controls on South Melbourne’s post-COVID plan
Classic arcade games have been reimagined along Clarendon Street in South Melbourne as part of an urban activation project between RMIT’s Future Play Lab and the City of Port Phillip.
The Big Anxiety comes to Melbourne Naarm
A festival aimed at reimagining mental health care in the 21st century will open in Melbourne following the final report of Victoria’s Royal Commission into Mental Health.
Designs capture the essence of Melbourne
Meet Bachelor of Fashion (Design) students Talia Rubinstein and Lilli McKenzie who were selected to work with leading uniform company Cargo Crew to redesign the Melbourne Olympic Park uniforms.
Showcasing Indigenous creative talent in Barcelona
A design by an RMIT alumnus is to be exhibited at the home of RMIT Europe, bringing Indigenous art and perspectives to Barcelona’s innovation district.
Solid Lines drawing a pathway for First Nations illustrators
Australia’s only First Nations led agency dedicated to representing First Nations illustrators and artists has been created by two RMIT academics.
Re-centring Indigenous voices on the Dandenong Creek Art and Culture Trail
Communities along the Dandenong Creek are co-designing a cultural framework to support Indigenous artists in public art.
Spark Prize 2022 - Entries Open
RMIT Culture, in collaboration with Hardie Grant and the University's Writing and Publishing discipline are offering the Spark Prize in 2022.
Mobile art installation connects regional creative community to Melbourne and beyond
A van displaying digital art made by East Gippsland students has travelled to reconnect regional communities to metropolitan Melbourne after more than two years of COVID barriers.
Award-winning costume designer visits RMIT
Student's from RMIT's School of Fashion and Textiles basked in the glory of Australia's very own big screen fashion icon and multi-award-winning costume designer, production designer and film producer, Catherine Martin.
The voices behind RISING’s choir costumes
RMIT Fashion and Design graduates Michelle Li and Yongbin (Bin) Zhang have designed the vibrant costumes lighting up The Wilds at RISING Festival 2022 in Melbourne.
Photo 2022: Student highlights at Australia’s largest photography event
Photography from RMIT students was on display at Photo 2022, responding to the theme: Being Human.
Photo 2022: What it means being human
From exploring representations of self, identity and Country, to the surrealism of glamour and consumption, RMIT alumni have shone under the spotlight at Melbourne’s International Festival of Photography.
Students, alumni to stage light and audiovisual show for Melbourne Music Week
RMIT Culture is partnering with Melbourne Music Week to bring audiences an evening of music by Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS).
RMIT on show at Melbourne Knowledge Week
RMIT is partnering with Melbourne Knowledge Week — the City of Melbourne’s annual festival of ideas for a smart and innovative city — for a rich program of events taking place at the city campus and throughout the CBD.
25 years of design excellence - a Q&A with Ian Wong
From the Keep Cup to the Oi bicycle bell, the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards Showcase - Celebrating 25 years of design excellence, features over 170 products by more than 100 designers who have taken part in the prestigious design awards since they first began in 1996.
RMIT partners with Melbourne Design Week to explore how design can shape our future
RMIT has partnered with Melbourne Design Week in 2022, as it explores the theme ‘Design the world you want.’
There are maggots in this guava
An RMIT Honours student will showcase her photobook at the NGV for Melbourne Design Week.
RMIT proudly joins forces with Blak & Bright Festival
A rich program of cultural activities and hands-on experience for students will be the focus of a new partnership with RMIT and the Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival.
On Sidney Nolan, the painter who re-envisaged the Australian landscape
Review: Sidney Nolan: Search for Paradise, Heide Museum of Modern Art.
Pandemic recovery: How a city’s ambience can impact the mood of its citizens
A mini nature reserve - in the form of a 6.5 metre circular seating area surrounded by plants and sounds from four Victorian national parks - has been installed in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD to examine how a city’s vibe or ambience can impact, and even improve, the mood of its residents.
From rock carvings to rock music – the prevalence of bees in art throughout human history
New multi-disciplinary, international research has found that the appreciation of bees has been recognised throughout history and cultures, represented in diverse art forms from ancient carvings and historic cave art, to the big screen and across social media.
RMIT University selected as an official partner of the New European Bauhaus
RMIT has been named a partner of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) – a creative and interdisciplinary initiative of the European Commission aimed at designing new ways of living to build a sustainable, inclusive and beautiful future for all.
Compelling new artworks invite audiences to talk about war
Powerful artworks created by a US veteran that explore war crimes committed by Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan will be featured at RMIT’s virtual School of Art Exhibition from 9 December.
Visual Merchandising students bring Christmas cheer to Brunswick with sustainable decorations
Students from RMIT’s College of Vocational Education have gone above and beyond their course requirements to collaborate on ‘Home for Christmas’, an installation of recycled Christmas decorations at Barkly Square.
New parklet brings play to Melbourne city street
A team of design researchers have created a public parklet with a twist, bringing playfulness to Melbourne’s city centre.
The pandemic will change the way we dress, experts say
As Melbourne Fashion Week kicks off, experts from RMIT weigh in on how the pandemic has impacted the way we dress.
Student talent shines in animation, games and interactivity showcase
Animated films, game demos, motion works, research and other projects are featured in the latest showcase from RMIT’s Master of Animation, Games and Interactivity (MAGI) students.
Going back to go forward: AR app telling Fitzroy’s First Nations stories
Community and collaboration are at the heart of Yalinguth, a new First Nations augmented reality app that takes users around Ngár-go/Fitzroy, Melbourne guided by stories from members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Future U exhibition examines humans’ place in world of advanced tech
The meaning of being human in the 21st century and beyond is explored in RMIT Gallery’s latest exhibition, Future U until 23 October.
Forget cash! Credit is key to the survival of Melbourne's busking scene
Electronic and digital payments are the key for buskers and street performers to survive in a post-COVID world, new RMIT research reveals.
Creative design inspires NGV visitors to ponder our future
A stunning pink lake and native gardens will soon feature at the NGV, with RMIT artist Dr James Carey part of the winning team in the NGV’s 2021 Architecture Commission.
State budget bounce-back: experts on where funding should go
After undergoing the harshest lockdowns in the country, how should Victoria spend its budget to bounce back? RMIT academics share their expert view on where best to splash the cash for the state’s COVID-19 recovery.
Road to recovery: experts on where Federal Budget funding should go
Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19 has been better than predicted, so what can we expect from this year’s Federal Budget? RMIT academics share their expert view on where the cash can be splashed for the greatest benefit.
Melbourne CBD the central character in new playable, public art experience
Melbourne will come to life like never before in a new playable, public art experience unveiled today.
Dreams, Knits & Heartbreak documentary premieres on campus
Industry, alumni, peers and staff were welcomed back to campus for the premiere of ‘Dreams, Knits & Heartbreak’ – a documentary following three RMIT students’ journeys to the National Graduate Showcase.
Fashion graduates star at Melbourne Fashion Festival
Sustainable knitwear, 1960’s Barbie-inspired dresses, and the beauty of heartbreak – here are the stories behind RMIT’s fashion graduates’ collections featured at the National Graduate Showcase.
Antarctic sound researcher features on Australia Post stamps
A pioneering RMIT sound researcher who's recorded blizzards on the frozen continent is one of four Australian Antarctic Arts Fellows to feature on a new series of stamps.
RMIT celebrates return of cultural activities and events
A rich program of cultural events and activities is on offer at RMIT’s venues with The Capitol and RMIT Gallery reopening this month and creative residencies once again resuming at McCraith House.
Latest QS rankings by subject released
RMIT University was among the top Australian performers in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject released today.
Sound, animation and AI installation to feature at Experimenta exhibition
A team from RMIT’s Master of Animation, Games and Interactivity will have their project exhibited as part of Experimenta Life Forms: International Triennial of Media Art.
COVID-19 cast a harsh light on the digital divide of Australian art galleries
New research shows how Australian galleries and museums weathered the demand for digital services during COVID in 2020, revealing stark, yet unsurprising institutional inequalities across the sector.
Leaves of Change: RMIT's new Indigenous branding design
Designer Lou Bloomer has won a competition to have her artwork featured as RMIT's Indigenous branding design.
Urchin corals and underwater films: research-inspired artwork
3D-printed coral structures – made from sea-urchin shells blended with biopolymers – are on display at the NGV Triennial 2020.
Creative Masters student overcomes incredible adversity to graduate
Not even recovering from a broken back and intermittently living out of a van could stop Libby Clarke completing her masters this year.
Family front and centre for graduating trio
Graduating from RMIT is a family affair for three generations of Indigenous women who mark the milestone this year.
Indigenous culture and gender inclusion driving the next generation of game designers
Graduates Phoebe Watson and Morgan Meehan-Lam are set to shake-up the video games industry, bringing their unique experiences to the virtual world.
Advertising graduates campaign for good
Advertising duo Riana McKenzie and Giordano Paoli are graduating with internships at an award-winning agency under their belts and an impressive portfolio focused on social responsibility and inclusion.
Meet Alexander Bourgazas – award-winning fashion graduate with passion and purpose
Alexander Bourgazas is a name to watch as an emerging designer with huge talent and a passion to change the fashion industry for the better.
Design talent on show at virtual MPavilion
The creative talents of RMIT Master of Fashion (Design) graduates will be on show in the film ‘First Look’, premiering at MPavilion 2020 on Monday 30 November.
Cross-continental exhibition celebrates skilled hands and shared culture
A new cross-continental online exhibition hosted by RMIT Gallery explores the important role of art, craft and design practices in sustaining culture and community in Australia and Vietnam.
Artists already think like entrepreneurs, now they need to act like them
A new study has revealed surprising similarities in the psychology of artists and entrepreneurs, identifying characteristics that could help boost creative economies.
Key Hong Kong partnerships renewed
RMIT has achieved a significant milestone in Hong Kong with the renewal of two global partnerships.
Art in lockdown: Student curators take gallery online
Students have taken the reins for RMIT Gallery’s latest exhibition, curating an entirely online experience that explores creativity, inspiration and identity through a year of social isolation.
Discover 76 years of history through the eyes of students
RMIT’s flagship student-led publication, Catalyst, has been a source of campus news since 1944. Now most issues are available to read online.
‘Parts of life will be damaged forever’ — arts workers describe the pandemic’s impact on their mental health
Researchers interviewed Victorians working — or not working — in the arts during the pandemic lockdown to learn about their mental health.
Student campaign to lead The Jakarta Post writer’s festival
Advertising students have worked with Asia’s leading English language daily newspaper, The Jakarta Post, pitching innovative digital campaigns for the paper’s annual literary festival.
Press play: Melbourne International Games Week
From urban play for a post-pandemic Melbourne, to live-testing prototypes and hearing what’s new from Australia’s indie games communities, RMIT joins the play this games week.
Students imagine new worlds in lockdown with AR U Ready app
Design students have collaborated with Melbourne-based company Appearition to create augmented reality (AR) worlds as part of a studio subject held online for the first time.
The Capitol and RMIT put on a long weekend for fashion victims and film fetishes
This weekend, The Capitol and RMIT will be hosting a triple-billed event including an exclusive screening of the film ‘In Fabric’, a Q&A with the director, and a fashion masterclass.
How diaries are evolving from personal logs to a social activity
Diary-keeping is having a resurgence, as people find it can help them during troubled times. But it can also help others. Here’s how.
Animation students spread hope and kindness in 'Isonotes' belonging project
With face-to-face classes on hold, RMIT animation students collaborated remotely to create GIF cards of positivity during isolation.
Today’s leaders inspire the next generation
RMIT’s Global Leadership Forum featured visionary leaders across not-for-profits, leading brands and start up organisations tackling the biggest challenges and opportunities the world faces.
Celebrating our deep-rooted love for trees
Givers of oxygen, providers of shade and shelters to our native wildlife – reasons to love trees never grows old.
Measuring COVID’s impact on Victoria’s music industry
RMIT researchers are discovering the true effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on Victoria’s hard-hit music industry by listening to workers’ experiences and ideas on how to best rebuild.
‘Standing Strong Mudburra Man’ nominated for NIMA Album of the Year
Mudburra artist Ray Dimakarri Dixon’s debut album 'Standing Strong Mudburra Man', which was produced with assistance from RMIT’s School of Design, is a finalist for the 2020 National Indigenous Music Award’s Album of the Year.
Artist and alumnus Lisa Roet makes conservation larger than life
A large-scale public artwork of iconic chimpanzee David Greybeard, made famous by scientist Dr Jane Goodall, is set to bring wildlife conservation to the fore in Melbourne this spring.
RMIT opens virtual doors for Open House Melbourne
Art and design enthusiasts will be treated to online talks and virtual tours of RMIT’s landmark cultural spaces including The Capitol, Design Hub Gallery and Design Archives during the Open House Melbourne July weekend program.
Drive-in music festivals allow you to social distance. But what happens when you add drugs and alcohol?
With regular music festivals, people can more easily seek help or advice about drug and alcohol or mental health issues. But with drive-ins we need to be creative to minimise harms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.