Melbourne has been chosen as the location for Australia’s first Music Hall Of Fame, helmed by Kylie Minogue, Molly Meldrum and businessman Michael Gudinski.
As News Corp Australia reports, it’s taken Gudinski, the founder of Mushroom Records and Frontier Touring, 15 years to give Australia a music hall of fame, and now its finally a reality, with the Victorian Arts Centre named as the venue for the permanent, free exhibition.
“Interest in Australian music is bigger than ever and it’s something that’s long overdue,” Gudinski says.
The hall of fame is backed by the Victorian Government, and will be part of a new Australian Music Vault, which is an exhibition space also in the Victorian Arts Centre.
The Victorian Arts Centre is currently playing host to Minogue’s exhibition Kylie On Stage, which has seen 200,000 people through the doors in two months. Gallery 1, the space used for the exhibition, will be redeveloped for the opening of the hall of fame in November 2017.
The vault will feature items donated by Minogue, Meldrum and Gudinski, and will be launched with $10 million allocated by the Government as part of its Music Works program.
“It will be an opportunity for all generations and all types of people including the next generation to be educated on music and the experience of it,” Gudinski says.
“If people are going to walk through it and if they feel inspired in any way then we’ve achieved our goal.”
Watch: Kylie Minogue Interviews Molly Meldrum