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Dame Nellie Melba

Nellie Melba: Home Sweet Home

Dame Nellie Melba was Australia’s first international star. Yet despite this world of fame and glamour, a genuine love of Australia remained at her core.

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Our Wonderful Volunteers

Our Wonderful Volunteers

To celebrate National Volunteers Week 18 May –24 May 2020, we’ve spoken with two of our wonderful volunteers to get their insights on working with our incredible Australian Performing Arts Collection and Public Art Collection.

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Dame Joan Sutherland

Step back in time with Opera Australia

Watch archival footage of some of the remarkable performances behind three incredible costumes worn by Dame Joan Sutherland over her 40-year career.

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InSpired Art

InSpired Art

While already considered works of art in their own right, Arts Centre Melbourne venues have inspired many artists, both professional and budding, to create their own masterpieces featuring our great landmarks.

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Comedian Rhys Nicholson provides his tips for staying socially connected during this difficult time.

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Despite the illusions of glamour and excitement, working in the arts can be a rocky road.

What does it take to be a mum in the music industry?

Buy your special someone something thoughtful on Mother’s Day while supporting local artists.

We are digging deep into the glorious depths of The Australian Ballet Collection to bring you design highlights from their acclaimed productions.

Act Drop, State Theatre Curtain is quite possibly the hardest working object we have.

3D scanning for costumes is proving to be a fascinating endeavour, with intriguing potential.

Tash Sultana is an artist who has always done things their own way.

Music and sport in Australia have shared a dynamic relationship for many years.

Jane Gazzo speaks to Ken Connor about the secret to RocKwiz’s ongoing popularity...

When the music world lost David McComb in February 1999, Triffids fans felt they’d lost their torch-bearer.

Vika and Linda Bull reflect on their illustrious 30 year career and speak candidly to Jane Gazzo about first gigs, their Tongan ancestry and the Australian music industry.

Jeff Jenkins explores why these iconic guitars have been at the core of Aussie music for over 70 years.

"Indigenous Australian hip hop is a powerful musical force to be reckoned with, and enjoyed for its contribution to complex social, cultural and political messages in contemporary Australian conversations"

Jeff Jenkins looks at the uniquely Melbourne protest movement that continues to shape the city’s live music culture.

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