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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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Production Boom At Docklands Studios Melbourne

Dame Helen Mirren and David Arquette could be rubbing shoulders with the stars of The Footy Show this week as Docklands Studios Melbourne marks one of its busiest periods ever. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley visited Docklands Studios today where all five soundstages are currently booked out by local and international productions that have […]

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World’s Biggest TV Festival Coming To Melbourne

The world’s biggest television festival, Series Mania, is coming to Melbourne this July – bringing with it the latest in small screen comedy and drama from across the nation and around the world. Series Mania is the Cannes Film Festival of the television world. Held annually since 2009, the event is a launching pad for […]

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Victorian Kids Help Architects Design Their Dream Library

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled new designs for the $88 million redevelopment of State Library Victoria. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley and Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan revealed the designs today, which have been developed in consultation with Victorian school children and community groups. Designed by local firm Architectus together with Danish […]

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All Of The Laughs At The 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back for another thigh-slapping instalment, bringing the laughs to venues big and small around the city. Today Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley launched the iconic, internationally-renowned event which this year includes 5000 local and international comedians in 550 shows and 6,860 performances. Bringing together some of the biggest names […]

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