The Age Music Victoria Awards 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame Exhibition
A celebration of Victoria’s music greats from Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame, this star studded exhibition highlights the musical careers of this year’s inductees: AC/DC, Bill Armstrong, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, the Palais Theatre, Archie Roach, Stan Rofe, The Seekers, Sunbury Festival and The Thunderbirds. It can be seen at Arts Centre Melbourne’s St Kilda Rd gallery from 31 October – 28 March.
The free exhibition features more than 50 items connected to the inductees including memorable costumes, rarely seen before photographs, striking posters, programmes and album covers. Highlights include one of Angus Young's early AC/DC schoolboy suits, Judith Durham’s stunning 1960s beaded performance gown, Kylie Minogue’s red sequined “Better The Devil You Know” costume worn at The Palais Theatre and original recording equipment from the legendary Armstrong Studios.
The items are drawn from Arts Centre Melbourne’s extensive Performing Arts Collection and from the inductees themselves.
Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection team has a strong relationship with many of the inductees, and in particular the Sunbury Festival and AC/DC. Sunbury Festival promoter and organiser John Fowler donated his entire festival collection to Arts Centre Melbourne in 1993. In 2010 Arts Centre Melbourne held a major international exhibition entitled AC/DC Australia’s Family Jewels which celebrated the history, music, performance and creativity of the great rock and roll band.
First introduced in 2006, The Age Music Victoria Awards (formerly The Age EG Awards) are the largest publicly voted music awards in Australia. Unlike the annual Awards, the selection of The Age Music Victoria Awards 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame inductees was made by a voting panel including former inductees, musicians and music professionals, all of whom had their work cut out for them in selecting just ten inductees from Victoria’s long and illustrious musical heritage.