To celebrate Arts Victoria's 40th anniversary we've hit the archives
and uncovered some choice moments in the development of
Victoria's arts sector.
Click on the images below to view the stories and photo galleries, share them with others, and find out how Victoria grew to be the arts and cultural powerhouse it is today.
Work began on the Arts Centre theatres site in 1973 and on the concert hall (now Hamer Hall) site in 1976. The Victorian Arts Centre's management and administration was set up under the Victorian Arts Centre Act 1979. The centre was opened progressively in the 1980s.