Australian Music Vault Has Opened In Melbourne - Noise11.com
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.

Noise11.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Peter Noble of Bluesfest - Image By Ros O'Gorman, noise11.com, photo
Bluesfest Credited As Australia’s Top Music Festival

Bluesfest is officially Australia’s biggest music festival and ranks 14th worldwide according to Pollstar.

5 mins ago
5 Seconds Of Summer, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts : 5 Seconds Of Summer Clock Up 8th Week At Number One

5 Seconds of Summer continue to shine for an eighth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with their third albums title track "Youngblood".

2 days ago
John Farnham
John Farnham Rochford Sells Out (And By The Way He Never Said He Was Retiring)

As John Farnham sells out yet another show, this time the 12,000 capacity A Day On The Green at Rochford Winery, the usual sarcasm has crept in once again from the (not so close) fans who consistently bring out the faux retirement story.

3 days ago
Amy Shark Love Monster
New Music Releases for 13 July 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: Amy Shark, The Jayhawks, Rick Astley, Deafheaven, Wiz Khalifa, The Vamps (repack), Drake (phys), Adam Brand (GH), Cowboy Junkies, Erasure (live) and the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack.

4 days ago
Sime Nugent and Linda Bull
Linda Bull To Perform The Songs of Willie Nelson

Linda Bull will perform a series of shows to pay tribute to country legend Willie Nelson.

4 days ago
My Friend The Chocolate Cake perform at the Recital Centre in Melbourne on 16 June 2017. Photo by Ros OGorman
My Friend The Chocolate Cake Will Breakup After This Current Tour

My Friend The Chocolate Cake will cease performing after their Perth show on August 17 and its pretty final stuff.

4 days ago
Christine Anu - Image By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Christine Anu and Anne Edmonds Added To Helpmann Awards Presentation

Singer Christine Anu and comedian Anne Edmonds will take the stage at the 2018 Helpmann Awards in Sydney on Monday night (July 16).

4 days ago