Category: Minister for Creative Industries

First Peoples To Shape Victoria’s Creative Future

For the first time, Victoria’s First Peoples will have a formalised leadership role when creative and cultural policies are developed, with the appointment of Creative Victoria’s new First Peoples Partnership Group. Eleven positions on the First Peoples Partnership Group will embed Aboriginal self-determination and community voice throughout the development and delivery of Victoria’s next creative […]

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Curtains Drawn On New Ryrie St Entrance

The doors have opened on a new era of creativity at Geelong Arts Centre with the unveiling of its ground-breaking Ryrie Street redevelopment, backed by major investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens joined the Arts Centre team to tour the new spaces, which […]

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Bringing Big Entertainment To A Small Town Near You

Audiences across regional Victoria will get an exciting mix of entertainment in 2020 thanks to the latest round of funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced grants from the Small Regional Presenters program totalling almost $150,000 for 21 community groups and local shires to enable them to attract […]

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New Creative Career Pathways For Young First Peoples

Young First Peoples looking to kickstart their creative careers will get the chance to work at some of Victoria’s most exciting artistic organisations thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today launched the First Peoples Creative Industries Traineeships program, offering 12-month paid placements in a range of workplaces […]

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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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