UKARIA honours our First Nations by fostering a shared sense of respect for this land, and we acknowledge and pay our respects to the Peramangk, traditional custodians of the land on which the Cultural Centre stands.



On Friday 23 May 2021, Vika Bull and Paul Grabowsky gave a masterclass at UKARIA in partnership with the Helpmann Academy, generously supported by David McKee AO and Pam McKee. This unique event gave a selected group of Elder Conservatorium vocal graduations the chance to receive feedback and guidance from two highly revered musicians at the peak of their careers. The event culminated with a Q&A with Vika and Paul, followed by a special performance.

'Receiving feedback from Paul and Vika was amazing! Such an experience and they were so compassionate and generous. The experiences Helpmann provide for artists are unrivalled by any other – I am so grateful for the generosity and passion they show towards the arts.'

– Chelsea McGuinness, one of the vocal graduates that received a twenty-minute session

'I loved that the mentors (Vika and Paul) performed at the end. Because we could really see that they were doing the things that they were mentioning and critiquing others on.'

– Current Elder Conservatorium student

'I am blown away by what I have heard today. Part of what we do is the healing of the soul, which is just as essential during these times as any of the other "essential" services.'

– Paul Grabowsky AO


An ongoing masterclass program to inspire and support young artists is currently in development.

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