Finding the Power and the Passion at the Australian Music Vault

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The Australian Music Vault has opened in Melbourne, showcasing the contemporary music, milestones and memorabilia that have shaped the unique history of Aussie music.

Featuring stories, footage and objects from iconic Australian performers and music identities, the Vault promises to be a drawcard for music lovers of all ages, combining exhibitions and interactive experiences with live performances and public talks.

Located at the Arts Centre Melbourne, the free, permanent exhibition space is also the new home of the Australia Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame, with a special section dedicated to recognising the industry’s highest achievers.

And it has the backing of Australian music industry royalty, with inaugural patrons none other than Kylie Minogue, Ian “Molly” Meldrum, Archie Roach and Michael Gudinski.

Like all good creative partnerships, the new venue has been created in collaboration with the Australian music industry and is a key initiative of the Victorian Government’s $22.2 million Music Works initiative to support the continued growth of local music.