Music, Melbourne + Me: 40 Years of Mushroom & Melbourne's Music Culture is a major free exhibition by RMIT Gallery in partnership with Michael Gudinski AM and the Mushroom Group.
Media are invited to an exclusive preview and opportunity to interview the exhibition curators on Monday, 18 November, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
The visually and aurally-rich exhibition documenting Melbourne's music culture encapsulates the story behind the growth of the city's music industry.
Visitors will be able to see many items from the Mushroom Group's extensive memorabilia collection, plus a number of items from the personal collections of Michael Gudinski, Ian 'Molly' Meldrum, Kylie Minogue, Skyhooks, Split Enz and Crowded House never before seen in a public exhibition.
Other highlights include the larger-than-life Pegasus from Kylie's Aphrodite Les Folies 2011 world tour and her diamante-encrusted microphone from the 2007 Two Hearts single.
The exhibition will also feature the OzBox - a jukebox featuring the public's favourite Melbourne songs (as voted by Herald Sun readers and Triple M listeners).
Also on display will be the Morphos, a suspended sculptural feature centerpoint that uses perceptual mapping techniques to activate an immersive 360 degree multimedia experience of music, fashion and performance.
Music, Melbourne + Me: 40 Years of Mushroom & Melbourne’s Music Culture is at RMIT Gallery until 22 February, 2014.
What: Exclusive media preview of exhibition
When: Monday, 18 November 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Where: RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Talking heads available:
* Michael Gudinski AM - CEO the Mushroom Group
* Suzanne Davies - RMIT Gallery Director and Chief Curator
* Dr Kipps Horn - Program Director, (Music Industry) School of Media and Communications, RMIT
RSVP: Please register your interest for an interview time to firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9695 7854
For images and exhibition media queries: RMIT Gallery Media Coordinator Evelyn Tsitas, 9925 1716 or 0418 139 015.