The Monash University Prato Centre is once again offering its Italian residency for 3 months from September 2017.
Open to Australian practitioners, the residency includes airfare, artist fee, studio and accommodation at the Monash University Prato Centre in Tuscany. Applications are welcomed from emerging and mid-career Australian artists, for a new project or inquiry that relates to the Prato context. The residency is offered in conjunction with the Monash faculty of Art Design & Architecture (MADA) and the Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA.
The newly launched Monash Prato Centre garden in Italy is not simply a serene space for students to study and absorb the rich culture of their surroundings. The garden’s elegant, yet simplistic design respectfully and creatively pays tribute to the area’s history.
A generous donation of EUR 50,000 by Prato Centre Patron Carla Zampatti enabled this beautiful garden to be recreated by one of Australia’s most renowned landscape designers, Paul Bangay.
The summit was the first international gathering of copyright experts and teachers affiliated with Harvard University’s CopyrightX Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) initiative. The CopyrightX course, convened by Professor Terry Fisher of Harvard, has been offered annually since 2013 under the auspices of the Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance-learning initiative and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Over the three days the students participated in the16th edition of Euromilano, the World InterUniversities Tournament in Milan. They played tennis, basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, and futsal with about 700 university students from different European countries including England, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Croatia. There were also other non-European representatives in the competition including from Serbia, Algeria, Morocco, Russia, Turkey, Lebanon, Lybia, Kosovo and the United Arab Emirates.
More than 800 people participated in the day’s activities. People of all ages challenged their English speaking skills by joining the Speedy Conversation Exchange and afterwards they relaxed at the traditional Australian barbecue. Designed for students and with the aim of promoting intercultural exchange among the universities in Prato, Monash Open Day attracted locals, American, Italian and of course Australian students, who enjoyed taking pictures together (and with our kangaroo mascot Skippy!), tasting delicious gelato and dancing to swing music in the courtyard until late.
Mr Schefer was a Labor (ALP) Party member of the Victorian upper chamber of Parliament from 2002 to 2014, first as member for Monash and then as member for a seat in the Eastern Victoria Region. In this capacity, he was chair of the Legislative Council's Law Reform Committee.
Join us for a day full of events at the Monash Prato Centre:
5:30pm: Speedy Conversation Exchange: passaparola!
6:00pm: Kids’ Corner: learning to draw has never been easier and more fun
7:30pm Australian BBQ: Come and put a snagger on the Barbie!
8:00pm Live music: Come swing with us!
Much more has been organized for you, click here for the full program of events.