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Performance dates & times

On demand (subject to availability)


Running Time 2 hours

Price range

$20 per student

Minimum charge is for 15 students


To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

Suitability: Years 5 - 12

The Australian Music Vault is a new exhibition at Arts Centre Melbourne that will celebrate the past, present and future of Australian contemporary music.

The Australian Music Vault is a new exhibition at Arts Centre Melbourne that will celebrate the past, present and future of Australian contemporary music. Delving into the extensive Australian Performing Arts Collection, objects will be on display for schools and the general public that will inspire and engage, telling the stories of the Australian music industry and its fans.

This workshop takes you deep into the art of lyric writing using as inspiration some of Australia’s finest lyricists, like Sia, Nick Cave, and Midnight Oil. Students will have the opportunity to analyse what makes a great lyricist using examples from the Vault, then create their own masterpiece with guidance from experienced songwriters at The Channel.

We encourage you to visit the Australian Music Vault with your students either before or after a workshop. Approximately one hour is needed to view the whole exhibition. Visitor information can be found here. Please feel free to contact us for more information.



Before the workshop

Check out the Australian Music Vault online here
Visit the Australian Music Vault

During the workshop

  • Learn lyric writing tips, tricks and techniques
  • Engage in idea generation and using language in interesting ways
  • Use metaphors, similes and symbolism to create a poetic piece of writing

After the workshop

Student work will be made available for download after the workshop via a link emailed to the teacher making the booking.
Visit the Australian Music Vault



Strand Domains Dimensions
Physical, Personal and Social Learning Interpersonal Development Building social relationships
Working in teams
Personal Learning The individual learner
Managing personal learning
Discipline-based Learning The Arts Creating and making
Exploring and responding
English Speaking and listening
Mathematics Number
Working mathematically
Interdisciplinary Learning Communication Listening, viewing and responding

Presenting
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) ICT for Visualising thinking
ICT for Creating
ICT for Communicating
Thinking Reasoning, processing and inquiry
Reasoning, processing and inquiry
Reflection, evaluation and metacognition


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