Category: Minister for Creative Industries

Creativity On Track As Art Trams Roll Out

Melbourne’s iconic trams will once again take artwork across the city after being transformed into mobile canvases for this year’s Melbourne Art Trams program. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was in East Melbourne today as the first art tram for 2019 hit the rails. Designed by artist and designer Nyein Chan Aung, the tram […]

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Acclaimed Games Studio Grows Its Melbourne Home

More jobs will be created in Victoria’s thriving gaming industry with games studio Sledgehammer Games expanding its Asia-Pacific office here in Melbourne. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today joined local games leaders at the Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) event to welcome Sledgehammer’s Chief Operating Officer Andrew Wilson and to hear about the US […]

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KAWS For Thought With Australian-First Exhibition At NGV

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is awash with colour after the arrival of more than 100 works by contemporary art icon KAWS. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at the NGV today to preview its latest exhibition, KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness – the first Australian solo show by artist Brian […]

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Geelong Elephant Bone Mystery Links Old With The New

Geelong’s past and future have come together with the unearthing of an elephant bone among hundreds of buried historical objects during Geelong Arts Centre’s landmark redevelopment project. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley visited the Heritage Victoria Artefact Centre to view the curious collection of items, which date from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries, tracing […]

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Precious Artworks And Artefacts Available At A Click

Six public galleries in regional Victoria will make thousands of paintings, photographs and other works available to art lovers from across the globe as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Digitisation Roadshow. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced support for the galleries in Geelong, Castlemaine, Horsham, Swan Hill, Ballarat and Wangaratta to […]

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Ashes Won, Now Urn Prepares For Return To Melbourne

Victorians will be able to revel in Australia’s Ashes victory for months to come with the original Ashes urn coming to the State Library as the centrepiece of a major new exhibition. Celebrating the win, Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said the urn will come home to Victoria for only the third time in […]

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Vacant Spaces To Creative Places

Victoria’s reputation as the creative state of Australia will be strengthened through a new Andrews Labor Government program supporting creative spaces and coworking places in regional areas. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the new Regional Coworking Spaces and Creative Places program, offering grants of up to $75,000 for projects that will help […]

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Creating A Fairer, More Inclusive Arts Sector

Ten leading Victorian arts organisations will be the first to take part in a transformative program to become more diverse and inclusive. Fair Play: Equity, Inclusion and the Creative Industries is a first-of-its-kind initiative backed by the Andrews Labor Government to ensure Victoria’s creative sector better reflects our diverse communities. The program acknowledges that particular […]

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New Investment In First Peoples Creativity

Victorian First Peoples working across our creative industries are invited to apply for a ground-breaking program that plots a new path for investment in First Peoples creativity. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the new First Peoples Investment Program which will provide grants for creative, skills and cultural development projects and put Traditional […]

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Bollywood King And All-Star Line-Up Arrive In Melbourne

Some of India’s biggest film stars have arrived as honoured guests of the 2019 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), the southern hemisphere’s largest celebration of Indian cinema. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today joined superstar Bollywood director Shah Rukh Khan, known as “King Khan”, to open the 10th anniversary of the festival. Over […]

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