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27 September 2018

The streets are alive with music with the unveiling of a statue of music industry legend Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and a new music mural in Richmond.

Molly Meldrum statue

Photo: Jonathan White

Richmond’s Wangaratta Street Park, a public park located behind the legendary music venue The Corner Hotel, is the new home of a life-size bronze statue of Molly, by Melbourne sculptor Louis Laumen, and a new Wall of Music mural, which received support through the Rockin’ the Laneways program.

The Wall of Music mural is a tribute to music fans and the history of The Corner Hotel. It was created by Melbourne stencil artist 23rd Key.

Part of the Music Works initiative, Rockin’ the Laneways supports projects that celebrate Victoria’s rich music heritage and give profile to places as sites of significance for music-loving locals and visitors. Past projects include a sculpture of Bon Scott in AC/DC Lane and the Chrissy Amphlett Melbourne Podcast Tour.

Victoria’s music industry received another Music Works boost this week, with more than $500,000 worth of grants allocated to local artists, events and music businesses in the latest Music Works Major Funding round. Read more.

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