Topic: Creative industries

Ancient Greece Meets Modern Melbourne With New Benaki Museum Exchange

A new collaboration between the world-renowned Benaki Museum in Greece and Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum will see leading Australian artist Sam Jinks show a new major commission inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Touring the Benaki Museum, Premier Daniel Andrews announced the new partnership, which will also see the Hellenic Museum receive from the Benaki Museum […]

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Victorian Design Leaders Descend On Hong Kong

A delegation of more than 50 Victorian design leaders has attended one of the world’s most prestigious design events – Hong Kong Business of Design Week. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said Hong Kong Business of Design Week was a celebration of the latest design innovations from around the world – attracting more than […]

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Walk With A Survivor: Jewish Holocaust Centre

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the development of a new virtual reality exhibition that tells the stories of survivors of the Holocaust. Premier Daniel Andrews announced a $30,000 contribution for Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre to develop the new exhibition during a visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem today. The ‘Walk with a Survivor’ exhibition […]

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When Innovative Design Becomes Child’s Play

Unique exercise equipment that makes child’s play out of a serious gym workout has taken out the top prize in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll presented the awards today, which showcase the best in Victorian design across categories including architectural, product and industrial, communications, digital and service […]

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Premier’s 2018 Literary Awards Shortlist Revealed

The 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards will put 21 writers, poets and playwrights in the running for Australia’s richest single literary prize – The Victorian Prize for Literature. The shortlist includes ABC TV’s Black Comedy star Nakkiah Lui, Miles Franklin Award-winner and recently appointed University of Melbourne Boisbouvier Chair Alexis Wright, political commentator Jeff Sparrow […]

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Latest Music Grants Provide A Mixtape Of Music Opportunities

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian music ring out on the stage, on screen and in studios across the globe thanks to the latest round of grants through the Andrews’ program. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced $550,000 in grants through the Labor Government’s Music Works program to support a diverse range […]

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Follow Alice Through The Looking Glass In Victoria

From white rabbits and Cheshire cats to the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are coming to Victoria early next year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren visited the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) today, where the world premiere of Wonderland will open in April next […]

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Blockbuster Fashion Exhibition Draws Record Crowds

The NGV’s recent collection of garments from global fashion powerhouse Dior drew more than 276,000 visitors, making it the biggest exhibition of its kind. Attracting fashion lovers from across Victoria and beyond, the world premiere fashion exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture was the NGV’s most successful ticketed fashion exhibition to […]

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Grants To Bring Big Arts Experiences To Regional Communities

Regional restaurants, theatres, golf clubs, historic houses and community halls will be transformed into arts venues, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced $66,000 in grants through the Small Regional Presenters program to help local community groups and arts councils bring a range of performances to […]

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Capitol Theatre Refurbishment A Win For Training And Jobs

Melbourne’s iconic Capitol Theatre is set to undergo a much-needed transformation to return it to its former glory, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined RMIT Vice-Chancellor Martin Bean and Academy Award winner Adam Elliot to announce the project, which will transform the Capitol back to […]

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