22 October 2010
RMIT news in brief
Steve Hooker. Photo: Daniel Sommer/periscope-creative.com.
- Project boosts environment research in Vietnam 11/06/2013
- Marketplace supports positive change 27/05/2013
- Homelessness project wins two national awards 21/05/2013
- Forum reflects on Bangladesh tragedy 03/05/2013
- RMIT connects with global innovation alliance 01/05/2013
- Spotlight on maverick architect Peter Corrigan 08/04/2013
Steve scores gold
Former RMIT University student, Steve Hooker OAM, was among the gold medal winners at the recent Commonwealth Games in India.
His success came in the pole vault event, clearing 5.60m at the Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
Mr Hooker studied Property in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing.
Saffron wins public art prize
Textile Design and Development student, Saffron Gordon, has won the $3,000 first prize in the inaugural MoreArt public art show run by Moreland City Council.
Archibald Prize winner, exhibition judge and RMIT alumnus, Sam Leach, commented on her piece, Don't Fence Me In, that "it draws us into the details of the urban environment and reveals a moment of unexpected beauty".
A student show, Artland, is running alongside MoreArt at RMIT's Brunswick campus.
Kate launches book
Former RMIT Master of Arts (Creative Writing) graduate, Kate Holden, has launched her new book, The Romantic Italian: Nights and Days (Text).
Ms Holden, a columnist with The Age, has written a book describing her journey from Melbourne to Rome and Naples, from romance and sex to love, from loss to understanding - and back again.
The publishers said: "It's about the pride of fierce independence and the crushing weight of loneliness … but most of all, The Romantic is the story of one woman's pilgrimage to discover who she really is."
… as does Christine
Christine Darcas, a graduate of the Professional Writing and Editing program and a former candidate in the Master of Arts (Creative Writing) program, has published a new book, Spinning Out (Hachette).
Ms Darcas is a freelance writer whose fiction and non-fiction have appeared in both Australian and overseas publications. Her first novel was Dancing Backwards in High Heels.