Topic: Arts and culture

Royal Melbourne Hospital In Tune With Mental Health

Music is ringing through the corridors of the Royal Melbourne Hospital this week as the hospital celebrates the 8th Live Music is Good for You Festival. Recognising the success of music therapy in assisting with recovery this years festival is highlighting the significant link between music and mental health. With research showing that music triggers […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Honouring Our Newest Interpreters

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded over $220,000 in scholarships to students taking interpreting studies at RMIT University this year alone. A total of 98 students received scholarships or bursaries worth up to $4,300 each to become interpreters across 18 different languages. Over one million Victorians speak a language other than English – that’s about […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Ararat Arts Precinct On Track To Shine

The Ararat Arts Precinct has taken a major step forward with  building firm, Nicholsons, appointed to deliver the cultural hub, with construction set to begin this month. The news comes as Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced a further $1.5 million  for the project, on top of the Andrews Labor Government’s existing $5.2 million investment. Ms Pulford […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Possible Indian Hub For Monash

Monash in Melbourne’s south east could be home to Victoria’s next Indian cultural centre. Monash City Council has been granted $50,000 for a feasibility study to examine the needs of the local Indian community, identify service gaps and assess the viability of a community centre for the area. With sites already earmarked for Dandenong and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries