History
Art
Art & culture

THE TIME MOTHER NATURE FEARED TO BE OVERCOME

Here at Segmento we acknowledged Da Vinci’s contribution to art and science. This year, it is time to write a similar article, because 2020 marks 500 years since the death of another Ninja Turtle namesake (and great master of the Renaissance), Raffaello Sanzio.

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Hayley J. Egan

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25/3/2020

Music
Art & culture

THE TRANSCULTURAL VERSATILITY OF THE MANDOLIN

In conversation with Carlo Aonzo, leader of "Carlo Aonzo Trio" that will be performing at Co.As.It. on 7 February

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Jytte Holmqvist

on

28/1/2020

Chefs
Food & wine

AT SASSY.X ASIAN CUISINE INFLUENCES ITALIAN TRADITION

Sassy.x is a highly successful fusion-type restaurant. Modern and funky but still steeped in traditional Italian culinary traditions.

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Jytte Holmqvist

on

22/1/2020

Culture
Art & culture

HOW TEACHING ITALIAN HELPS MY STUDENTS TO DISCOVER THEMSELVES IN THE WORLD

The teaching of modern European languages and cultures, including Italian Studies, was established within a frame that mirrored the identification of the Nation with its standard language and its canonical literature - which was almost exclusively written by white, middle- or upper-class men. This model worked on the assumption that such a structure would eventually result in a proud and stable national identity. Yet Italian identities and cultures have always been much more complex, unstable, and contradictory than such a simplified, nationalistic, classist and patriarchal model would like to admit. (Photo: Francesco Ricatti - Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Italian, and coordinator of the Italian program at Monash University)

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Francesco Ricatti

on

7/1/2020

Culture
Art & culture

THE SHIFT THE ITALIAN CULTURE UNDERGOES FROM NEWLY ARRIVED ITALIANS

Rosaria Zarro has acted as VMC Commissioner since 2017, when she was first appointed for this role by Minister for Foreign Affairs Robin Scott acting on behalf of the Daniel Andrews Labour government in Victoria.

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Jytte Holmqvist

on

7/1/2020

Culture
Lifestyle

EVER HAD A BURNING CURIOSITY ABOUT ITALY?

We asked a group of Italian kids living in Australia if there was anything they wanted to know, and our Consulate General of Italy in Melbourne, Pierluigi Trombetta, was only too happy to answer their questions.

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Hayley J. Egan

on

1/12/2019

Culture
Art & culture

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA CELEBRATES 90 YEARS OF ITALIAN STUDIES

Back In 1929, the University of Western Australia (UWA) became the first Australian university to appoint a professor of Italian, Francesco Vanzetti. Vanzetti, from Venice, was a true pioneer for the Italian language in Western Australia. When he reached retirement age, he lobbied for the University to create a full Italian department and refused to retire until his dream was realised. 20 years later, the University finally fulfilled his wishes and he retired at the age of 85.

Art
Art & culture

CURATOR MIRIAM LA ROSA TALKS ABOUT AN EXCHANGE ARTIST RESIDENCY BETWEEN SICILY AND AUSTRALIA

Miriam La Rosa is a Melbourne University-based curator from Sicily currently involved in the cross-cultural and cross-regional artistic project “Preservation is an act of political warfare. An exchange artist residency between Sicily and Australia”. The Italian promotional, cultural organisation CO.AS.IT is hosting a documentary screening and exhibition opening on 12th November and running until the beginning of 2020. (Photo - from left to right - Kade McDonald, Jesse Gibbs, Miriam La Rosa, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, and Xena Wilson. Mondello beach, Palermo, Sicily. 28 July 2019. Photograph: Timothy Hillier)

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Jytte Holmqvist

on

14/11/2019

Art
Art & culture

An immersive experience with Italian artists Veronica Piraccini: The Holy Shroud. Exclusively at SpACE@Collins in Melbourne

For 10 days only, six artworks created in response to the Holy Shroud of Turin using an ancient technique and colours of Piraccini’s own invention, invite you to embark on a historical, scientific and artistic journey whilst provoking dialogue and contemplation.

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Editorial Staff

on

31/10/2019

Music
Art & culture

Calabrian songkeeper, Mimmo Cavallaro brings the tarantella calabrese to Australian shores

For the first time in Melbourne, Mimmo Cavallaro brings us his dynamic and passionate modern mix of traditional Calabrian/Italian folk music in this one night only event! The folk music master will perform in Adelaide,Shepparton, Melbourne, Sydney and Wollongong

by

Daniele Curto

on

25/10/2019

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