Category: Minister for Creative Industries

NGV Summer To Celebrate Haring And Basquiat

Two of the most influential artists of the eighties will be the stars of a world-first exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria this summer – Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at the NGV today to announce the Melbourne-exclusive exhibition as part of the Gallery’s blockbuster […]

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New President Announced For Arts Centre Melbourne

Social entrepreneur Ian Carson AM has been named the new President of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust, overseeing the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne. The Centre includes Hamer Hall, the Theatres Building and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and is Australia’s largest performing arts complex. Last year the centre welcomed more than 3.7 million people to […]

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Sculpture Rises From Bushfire Devastation

Gippsland residents have created a powerful symbol of their resilience through a sculpture made from scrap metal recovered from the ashes of the 2009 Victorian bushfires. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley visited Traralgon today with local Member of Parliament for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing to meet with local artist Jo Caminiti and community members […]

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Supporting The Next Generation Of Creative Start Ups

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian creative teams turn their big ideas into sustainable businesses as part of accelerator program Foundry658. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the ten teams who have been selected for the intensive three-month program, working with mentors and business coaches to get their ideas and products ready […]

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Call For Creatives To Help Shape Victoria’s Arts Future

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for Victorians working in all creative sectors to help shape the next four-year strategy to grow local creative industries and continue to build our reputation as the creative state. Expressions of interest are now open for leaders and participants in our creative and arts communities to bring their skills […]

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Global Search Begins To Create Metro Tunnel Artworks

A local, national and international search is underway for artists, painters and sculptors to create permanent public art for Melbourne’s new Metro Tunnel stations, with some of Victoria’s greatest creative minds enlisted to help select the artists. Six large-scale artworks, including five works within the new stations at North Melbourne, Parkville, State Library, Town Hall […]

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An Artistic Feast At Castlemaine State Festival

An extravaganza of art, music, film and culture is set to delight local and visiting audiences as the 2019 Castlemaine State Festival opens today. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was in Castlemaine today to help kick off the biennial festival. The Castlemaine State Festival is one of Australia’s longest running arts celebrations, a boon […]

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The Ashes Are Coming Home To State Library Victoria

Cricket’s legendary Ashes Urn will be the centrepiece of a major free exhibition opening at the State Library Victoria later this year, with the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said the original Ashes Urn, which symbolises cricket’s greatest rivalry between Australia and England, is coming home to Victoria […]

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A New Home And Future For Melbourne Fringe

The historic Trades Hall in Carlton will become the new headquarters of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and home to a new creative hub for Victoria’s artists, with the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley joined Fringe artists, past and present, to announce the move which heralds a new era […]

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Putting Our Roadies On Centre Stage With Vital Support

Victoria’s reputation for fostering a healthy music industry has been boosted with the Andrews Labor Government today announcing funding to support our artists, roadies and music workers in crisis. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced a $100,000 grant to Support Act at the inaugural ‘Roady4Roadies’ event – a Support Act fundraiser that raises the […]

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