Category: Minister for Creative Industries

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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From Traditional Owners To Today – Celebrating Victoria’s Music History

Wurundjeri Elders, musicians and artists will create a soundtrack that will explore the Traditional Owner history and heritage of the land around the Abbotsford Convent thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Rockin’ the Laneways program. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at Abbotsford Convent today to announce the grant which will support the Wurundjeri […]

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Next Stage Of Aboriginal Housing Handover Commences

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to advance self-determination for Aboriginal people through the ownership of housing by transferring another 470 properties to Aboriginal Housing Victoria. The properties were transferred to the organisation this month, giving it ownership and management responsibilities that will benefit its Aboriginal tenants. The gradual transfer of 1448 properties from the […]

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More Support For Global Creative Partnerships

Victoria’s global reputation as a creative leader will be bolstered thanks to the latest round of grants from the Andrews Labor Government designed to take local creative content and expertise around the globe. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced more than $380,000 in International Engagement grants which will help 17 small to medium […]

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NGV’s Van Gogh Hits Record 420,000 Visitors

The National Gallery of Victoria’s Van Gogh and the Seasons has welcomed more than 420,000 visitors, making it the most popular ticketed exhibition in the gallery’s 156 year history. Van Gogh and the Seasons tops the previous record holder, the NGV’s 2015/16 summer exhibition, Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei which attracted 399,127 visitors. With three days before […]

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