Popular Music Band Exhibition In Perth From 16 April-7 July 2011

Popular Music Band Exhibition In Perth From 16 April-7 July 2011

Western Australia Minister for Culture & Arts John Day

AC/DC Exhibition Set To Rock WA Museum

Victor P Taffa

The ‘AC/DC Australia’s Family Jewels’ Exhibition, which traces the history of the world-famous band, will be on show at the Western Australian Museum from April 16 to July 7, 2011.

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said he expected the exhibition to be extremely popular with WA audiences.

“AC/DC is, without doubt, one of the most popular bands in the history of rock and roll, and holds a special place in the hearts of many West Australians, especially given former front man, the late Bon Scott, grew up in Fremantle.” Mr. Day said.

“The exhibition is packed with more than 400 items, including photographs, instruments, gig posters, programmes, lyrics, personal memorabilia and costumes.”

“Given AC/DC’s two sold-out Perth concerts earlier this year, I expect that thousands of West Australians will make the most of the opportunity to see this fantastic exhibition, which is fully-endorsed by the band and which attracted more than 220,000 people in Melbourne.” Mr. Day said.

The Exhibition has been developed and presented by the WA Museum and the Melbourne Arts Centre, in association with AC/DC, Albert Music and Sony Music.  Entry will be free.

The Minister said the State Government was determined to provide a range of cultural experiences and that the Perth Cultural Centre precinct would be a hub of activity over summer.

Peggy Guggenheim: A Collection in Venice’, is open at the Art Gallery of WA until January 31 and I encourage people to make the most of this opportunity to see works by some of the world’s most famous artists, including Picasso and Pollock.” the Minister said.

“The exhibition will be open later, until 9pm, on Fridays during January so people can take advantage of the pleasant summer evenings, and will also be open on Tuesday, January 18 and Tuesday, January 25.”

“The opening of the new State Theatre Centre will be celebrated with a series of events, including a community open day on January 30.” Mr. Day said.

“From February 11 until March 7, the Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) will host several productions in the State’s most sophisticated performance venue, which will include the world premiere of ‘Boundary Street’, written by West Australian Reg Cribb and featuring live music by renowned jazz musician James Morrison.”

“Once again, the State Government is supporting the popular St. Jerome’s Laneway Music Festival, which will be held on February 12.” Mr. Day said.