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Palais Theatre – Saved

St Kilda’s Palais Theatre is set to reopen to the public on Thursday for the St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night, brighter and more vibrant than ever. The iconic façade of the 89-year-old venue has been repaired, repainted and returned to its original 1927 colour and a new state-of-the-art light system has been installed, making […]

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Sounding Out New Grant Opportunities For Live Music Venues

Live music venues have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $25,000 to support sound proofing and sound reduction projects. Applications are now open for the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Good Music Neighbours program, which offers matched funding for projects that will help venues to control the level of […]

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Melbourne Wins Bid To Host International Music Cities Event

Melbourne’s status as a global music city has been recognised with a winning bid to host a major international music conference in 2018. Melbourne has been selected to host the Music Cities Convention in 2018, becoming the first city outside Europe and the US to do so. Melbourne will join the ranks of cities like […]

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Victoria – Australia’s creative state

Victoria’s reputation as Australia’s cultural capital will be further cemented with a significant investment boost for local talent and local jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $106.6 million to strengthen our $23 billion creative and cultural economy, benefitting every Victorian, whether they work in or enjoy our creative industries. The National Gallery of Victoria will […]

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Van Gogh Masterpieces Bring The Seasons To The NGV

Things are heating up at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) as it prepares for the opening of Van Gogh and the Seasons, the latest exhibition in the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at NGV today to preview the Australian-exclusive exhibition which explores the works of one […]

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Boost For Australia’s Most Popular Art Gallery

Australia’s most popular gallery – and now one of the world’s most visited – is set to continue its success thanks to a funding boost in the Victorian Budget 2017/18. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced that the Andrews Labor Government will invest $28.7 million over two years to support the NGV to […]

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New TV Writing Program Brings Best In The Business To Victoria

Victoria’s reputation as the home of television drama is set to grow with the launch of an initiative that will give Victorian creatives unprecedented access to the expertise of a top international writer and producer to help them prepare their projects for the local and international TV market. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today […]

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National Gallery Of Victoria Cracks The Global Top 20

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is not only Australia’s most popular gallery, but one of the top 20 most visited worldwide as revealed by the UK’s The Art Newspaper in its latest survey of global art museum attendance. In 2016 the NGV was the 19th most popular gallery in the world with more than […]

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Coming Of Age – New NGV Exhibition For The Young At Art

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is continuing to inspire the next generation of Australian artists with the opening of a new exhibition dedicated to teenagers and young people – Fiona Hall: Uneasy Seasons. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at NGV today to tour the newly opened exhibition, which explores the effect of […]

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More Support To Bring New Victorian Stories To The Screen

A documentary exploring the life of artist Michael Leunig and a big screen 3D journey to the Great Barrier Reef are among 16 local film and television projects heading to the screen thanks to more than $3.2 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced the funding boost today, which […]

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