Aussie music memorabilia to delight at Arts Centre

January 1, 2018 by  

Footscray residents are on the doorstep of a fabulous new attraction to be housed at the nearby Melbourne Arts Centre.

The Australian Music Vault opens at the venue this month and will be free for visitors to view during its expected minimum three year run.

The ARIA Hall of Fame will also be housed in the Vault.

Founding patrons of the attraction include music industry stalwarts Kylie Minogue, Michael Gudinski, Archie Roach, and Ian `Molly’ Meldrum.

Locating the Vault in Melbourne’s Arts Centre and making it accessible to everyone were key aims of the project, according to Mr Gudinski.

He said Melbourne is renowned as the music capital and it was only fitting to make the exhibition free to everyone.

Gudinski said the Vault’s position in the Arts Centre is also ideal for the many tourists that visit the city for major events such as the Australian Open in January.

Memorabilia featured in the vault will cover a wide array of top line entertainers including the founders, John Farnham, Paul Kelly, Cold Chisel, Skyhooks, Midnight Oil, Split Enz, Men at Work and AC/DC.

Exhibits will be many and diverse including contracts, letters and poster printing from the industry’s early days in Australia.

The celebration of Aussie Music icons was described as well-deserved by Martin Foley, Creative Industries Minister.

“The Vault will turn up the volume on our local industry, providing a dedicated space to enjoy, celebrate and promote the successes of our nation’s music talent – past, present and future.”