Faculty of Education and Arts

Events

Jan Feder Collection

Post Office Gallery

The Jan Feder Memorial Ceramics Collection is on tour from Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, Federation University Australia. Jan Feder was an alumna of the Gippsland Campus who studied ceramics on the campus. She passed away in the mid 1980s. Her student peers raised funds to buy ceramic works in her memory. They bought works from visiting lecturers who became leading ceramic artists around the world, as well as from many of the staff who taught there.

Exhibition Launch: Thursday 21st September

Exhibition dates: Wed 27 Sept - Sat 28 Oct

For further information please visit:
https://federation.edu.au/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-education-and-arts/post-office-gallery/forthcoming-exhibitions/jan-fedder-collection

GCAD Alumni Exhibition

Switchback Gallery

The Gippsland Centre for Art and Design (GCAD) has long been known to produce graduates that have gone on to establish viable and exciting careers in the creative arts. In October this year, GCAD will recognise and celebrate the journey and achievements of these alumni. An exhibition of their recent work will be held at the Switchback Gallery on the Federation University Gippsland Campus. The works are chosen and curated by former GCAD student, Samantha Lawrence.

Exhibitions dates: Friday 13th Oct - Friday 10th Nov

Location:
Switchback Gallery
Federation University Australia
Gippsland Campus
Ada Crossley Drive
Churchill, VIC

The Chekhov

Canonised and celebrated as a playwright, Chekhov is a pivotal figure who transformed contemporary theatre practice through his landmark plays. Perhaps lesser known as a prolific short story writer, Chekhov is celebrated as having changed the genre itself with his spare, impressionistic depictions of Russian life and the human condition.

Under the watchful guidance of Arts Academy acting lecturer Ross Hall, the Second Year Acting Company will delve into the evocative and transcendent short stories of Chekhov, to present a poetic performative mosaic of his writing.

The studio season at the Arts Academy allows audiences to experience lesser-known and surprising performance work, and to witness our Arts Academy training in progress.

Production date: Thursday 19th October @ 7.30pm - Sunday 22nd October @ 4pm

Location:
Federation University, Arts Academy 
Camp St Campus
Post Office Box Theatre

For further information and bookings please visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-chekhov-project-tickets-36507167922

Ballarat Writers Festival

Stories are more than words. Blood, sweat, tears and long hours as the author sits huddled at their writing desk finely crafting words into a story that will captivate and enthral. Learn about all that and more this October as the Ballarat Writers Festival brings alive the Arts Academy precinct and Camp Street in Ballarat.

Writers such as Clementine Ford, Leah Kaminsky, A S Patric, Katrina Nannestead and Lisa Dempster, to name but a few, will all have a tale to tell as they reveal how words are spun into a story that holds the reader spellbound. There will be Q&As, panel discussions and workshops, books to buy and much more excitement.

Festival dates: Saturday 21st October - Sunday 22nd October

Location:
Federation University Australia
Arts Academy, Camp St Campus
Helen MacPherson Smith Theatre and Old Sheriff's Office

My Favorite Year

It’s 1954, and Benjy Stone, freshman writer on TV’s King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade, is assigned the daunting task of baby-sitting veteran Hollywood swashbuckler Alan Swann while he's doing a live guest appearance on the show. The effort to keep the reckless Swann off the booze and out of the papers during the rehearsal week nearly drives Benjy to the brink. But when he's given an unexpected glimpse into Swann's broken heart, Benjy begins to discover a thing or two about life and love.

Witness the future of Australian Musical Theatre tackle this tuneful Broadway score by the Tony Award-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and a snappy book by Joseph Dougherty. My Favourite Year is a classic musical comedy with a heart of gold.

Production dates: Thursday 26th October @ 7.30pm - Sunday 29th October @ 6pm

Location:
Federation University, Arts Academy
Camp St Campus
Post Office Box Theatre

For further information and bookings please visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/my-favourite-year-tickets-36506821887

#Showcase2017

Ballarat season

Passionate and contemporary, #SHOWCASE2017 celebrates FedUni’s Arts Academy and the graduating students of the Acting and Music Theatre Companies.

A performance season across Ballarat, Melbourne and Sydney, #SHOWCASE2017 celebrates the creative leaders of tomorrow. The season will demonstrate the breadth of talent at the Arts Academy and provide the opportunity for industry and audiences to witness young artists on the verge of their professional careers, as they emerge to enliven Australia's cultural landscape.

FedUni's Bachelor of Acting for Stage and Screen and Bachelor of Music Theatre are recognised as being among the most creative and productive professional training programs in Australian Performing Arts.

Production dates: Thursday 9th November - Saturday 11th November

Location:
Federation University, Arts Academy
Camp St Campus
Post Office Box Theatre

For Acting Showcase tickets please visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/acting-showcase-2017-tickets-38615249250

For Music Theatre Showcase tickets please visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/music-theatre-showcase-2017-tickets-38614211145

EYE

End of Year Exhibition launch

The Arts Academy at Fed Uni presents ‘EYE’: the End of Year Exhibition 2017 at the Mining Exchange, Ballarat, in November.

Passionate, contemporary and visionary, EYE showcases the breadth and talent of the graduating visual arts and communication design students at FedUni's Arts Academy.

The annual EYE Exhibition represents an opportunity for the Ballarat community to step into the creative hothouse of the Arts Academy and explore the future of contemporary art in Australia.

Exhibition opening: Friday 10th November, 6pm-8pm

Exhibition dates: Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th November, open daily 10am – 3pm

Location:
Ballarat Mining Exchange
8 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat Central, VIC

#Showcase2017

Melbourne season

Passionate and contemporary, #SHOWCASE2017 celebrates FedUni’s Arts Academy and the graduating students of the Acting and Music Theatre Companies.

A performance season across Ballarat, Melbourne and Sydney, #SHOWCASE2017 celebrates the creative leaders of tomorrow. The season will demonstrate the breadth of talent at the Arts Academy and provide the opportunity for industry and audiences to witness young artists on the verge of their professional careers, as they emerge to enliven Australia's cultural landscape.

FedUni's Bachelor of Acting for Stage and Screen and Bachelor of Music Theatre are recognised as being among the most creative and productive professional training programs in Australian Performing Arts.

Production dates: Wednesday 15th November - Thursday 16th November

Location:
Melbourne Theatre Company
The Lawler
Located within Southbank Theatre
140 Southbank Boulevard
Southbank VIC 3006

For further information and tickets please visit:
http://www.mtc.com.au/plays-and-tickets/other-companies/.