19 December 2018
It’s been a great first year for The Australian Music Vault with almost 750,000 people visiting the permanent exhibition and thousands more enjoying the program of events and regional tours across its first 12 months.
The Amplifier at the Australian Music Vault. Photo: Jayden Ostwald
The Australian Music Vault was created as a collaboration between the Victorian Government, Arts Centre Melbourne and leading music industry figures and it seeks to celebrate Australia’s contemporary music scene – past, present and future.
The Australian Music Vault’s greatest hits of 2018 include:
- The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra donning cowboy hats to play ‘The Real Thing’ conducted by Molly Meldrum.
- Celebrating country musician Roger Knox’s induction into the National Indigenous Music Awards Hall of Fame with a free lunchtime show at MPavillion.
- Throwing a spotlight on Maton Guitars, one of the oldest guitar companies in the world that is still family-owned and run and the sound behind the Easybeats ‘Friday On My Mind’, Paul Kelly’s ‘How To Make Gravy’ and Archie Roach’s ‘Took The Children Away’.
- Opening The Amplifier, a multi-media experience allowing punters to time-travel to Sunbury Festival, scream along with a Countdown audience and experience the future with Triple J Unearthed.
- The Kylie on Stage exhibition hitting the road giving regional Victorian audiences the chance to relive the star’s most iconic tours.
The Australian Music Vault is part of the Victorian Government’s $22.2 million Music Works initiative, a multi-faceted program of grants, strategic initiatives and major projects which invest in, support and showcase Victoria’s contemporary music scene.