Australian Music Vault Has Opened In Melbourne -
CEO Claire Spencer and Molly Meldrum with the Gospo Choir at the Launch of the Australian Music Vault. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

CEO Claire Spencer and Molly Meldrum with the Gospo Choir at the Launch of the Australian Music Vault. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Australian Music Vault Has Opened In Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere on December 18, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

Australian music now has a permanent home with the Australian Music Vault opening in Melbourne.

The Australian Music Vault is housed at Arts Centre Melbourne where for the next three years treasures such as Angus Young’s first AC/DC school uniform and Rob Hirst’s bomber jacket, Johnny O’Keefe’s suit and Molly’s hat are now on display.

The four founding patrons of the Australian Music Vault are Mushroom founder Michael Gudinski, media icon Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum, pop star Kylie Minogue and singer songwriter Archie Roach. Archie performed at the official media launch in Melbourne.

“It is a great honour to be one of the founding patrons of the Australian Music Vault,” Kylie Minogue said in a statement. “It couldn’t have been a more fitting home than Arts Centre Melbourne. I have no doubt it will inspire all musicians and music lovers and will be a place of discovery, reminiscing, and pride in our country’s rich musical scene and heritage.”

The initial displays at the Australian Music Vault include items from Chrissy Amphlett, Paul Kelly, Billy Thorpe and Rowland S Howard.

“Melbourne is now the rightful host of what is a tremendous celebration of Australian Music Culture,” Martin Foley, Victoria’s Minister for Creative Arts said. “From the artists and songs of yesterday through to today’s music heroes – the Australian Music Vault belongs to the industry and to music lovers of all kinds”.

The Australian Music Vault celebrates music from all over Australia. The Vault was funded by the Victorian Government and is free to visit.



Related Posts

Wilbur Wilde photo by Ros O'Gorman
Wilbur Wilde Tells Brian Mannix He Had A Sex Scene In Mad Max

Wilbur Wilde has told Brian Mannix a very funny story about his small part in Mad Max on Brian’s new Podcast with Kevin Hiller ‘Life of Brian … Mannix That Is’.

8 hours ago
Moving Pictures Matinee
Moving Pictures ‘Matinee’ Is Finally Getting A Digital Release

Moving Pictures second album ‘Matinee’ will be reissued through digital services for the very first time this Friday (June 5).

9 hours ago
William Crighton
William Crighton & Friends To Sing For Jungala

William Crighton has rounded up mates from all over the world to record a song for Jungala (Tracker Pete), the respected Aboriginal elder and traditional dancer.

1 day ago
Grace Turner Half Truths
Grace Turner Debuts Half Light from Half Truths

Grace Turner has previewed her upcoming ‘Half Truths’ EP with a new song ‘Half Light’.

2 days ago
Babba Presents Abba To Stream From Memo Music Hall This Saturday

Memo Music Hall will present the live stream of dancing queen’s Babba performing the music of Abba this Saturday (6 June).

2 days ago
Rebel Yell photo by Rose Pure
Rebel Yell Debuts ‘Saving Grace’

Grace Stevenson (aka Rebel Yell) has released a second song ‘Saving Grace’ from the upcoming album ‘Fall From Grace’.

2 days ago
David Woodward
Rest In Peace Australian Music Manager David Woodward

The Australian music industry is saddened to hear about the passing of music manager David Woodward who has died from a heart attack at age 40.

2 days ago