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Works Start On State Library Victoria’s Transformation

Work is kicking off on the $88.1 million project to transform State Library Victoria following the latest multi-million dollar donation to the project and more than $60 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Philanthropists Jane Hansen and Paul Little have made a $3.5 million donation through the Hansen Little Foundation to reinvigorate two of the […]

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World Of Games Headed To Melbourne For Games Week

Melbourne will be once again be on display to the world with prestigious games conference and accelerator program Global Top Round headed to Victoria as part of the third instalment of Melbourne International Games Week. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley joined local game developers today to launch the 2017 Games Week program and announce […]

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Builder And Artful Transformation Ready To Go For GPAC

Work on Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s $38.5 million Ryrie Street Redevelopment will kick off in a matter of weeks with the appointment of award-winning builders Kane Constructions to deliver the project. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley joined local dancers of all ages from the Val Hannah School of Dancing and Karen Feldman Dance Studio […]

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Backing Small Shows That Have A Big Impact On Regional Towns

Regional community groups are taking top music and theatre performances across Victoria with support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced $17,000 in support for four regional arts councils and groups through the latest round of the Labor Government’s Small Regional Presenters program. Growing Regional Arts In Nathalia (G.R.A.I.N), […]

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New Arcade Proves Games Are A Serious Business For Victoria

Home to Academy Award and BAFTA winners and the creators of some of the world’s most popular digital games, an unassuming building in South Melbourne is the epicentre of Victoria’s thriving games industry. The Arcade, Australia’s largest co-working space dedicated to the digital games, animation and technology industries, has powered up with new expanded premises […]

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Turning Up The Volume On The Australian Music Vault

Australia’s music hall of fame will have a dedicated space in Melbourne when the Australian Music Vault opens later this year. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced a new partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) that will see the ARIA Hall of Fame incorporated in the Australian […]

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Next Steps For State Library Victoria’s Vision

Works are about to kick off on State Library Victoria’s Vision 2020 project, with Built construction group appointed as head contractor for the $88.1 million redevelopment. Vision 2020 will transform Australia’s oldest public library, opening up 40 per cent more space for public use, including reopening and restoring the majestic Ian Potter Queen’s Hall and […]

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3,000 Babies Join The Museum Generation

Museums Victoria today welcomed the 3,000th baby to its Museum Generation program, an initiative designed to inspire creative learning and play in very young Victorians. Museum Generation provides all babies born, fostered or adopted in Victoria in 2017 with a six-month family membership to Museums Victoria, including the new Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery at Melbourne […]

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Victorian Premier’s Design Awards Open For Entries

Entries are now open for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, celebrating the best in local design. The annual awards recognise Victorian designers and businesses that use effective, sustainable and transformative design to make our state a better place to live, work and visit. Victoria’s strong and diverse design industry generates $5 billion in revenue […]

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Record-Busting Van Gogh Draws Over 110,000 Tourists To Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria’s record-breaking Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition clocked a total attendance figure of 462,262 in 76 days, making it the most popular ticketed art exhibition ever presented in Victoria. The exhibition proved to be a massive tourism drawcard for Victoria, with more than 90,000 visitors coming from interstate and a […]

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