VOLUME: Making Music In Aotearoa
Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa, was first-ever major exhibition of Aotearoa music. A homegrown, hands-on, ears-on exhibition, Volume explored the soundtracks of our lives through vibrant and interactive displays.
The exhibition is now closed, however, this page will serve as the online home while the Hall of Fame works on a permanent space to celebrate our rich music heritage.
From ‘Loyal’ to ‘Royals’, from C’mon to clubs, from ‘Poi Poi Twist’ to ‘Poi E’, Volume was a landmark exhibition about making and performing popular music in Aotearoa.
Volume took visitors on a musical journey, starting with today, and winding back through the decades to the 1950s.
The exhibition featured hundreds of objects from the personal collections of some of the country’s best-known artists. Costumes, instruments, handwritten lyrics, awards, images and memorabilia will bring the story of Aotearoa music to life.
Volume was more than just a history of popular music. Visitors were able to step into a recording studio, spin the decks as a DJ, flip through records in a 1980s record store, unleash their inner rockstar and learn to play a classic Kiwi song in a 1970s pub, or step back in time and on to the set of 1960s music show C’mon.
AWARDS: GLAMi 2017 ‘Exhibition Experience or Media’ Category; FINZ 2017 ‘Excellence in Sponsorship’.
VIEW THE EXHIBITION ONLINE HERE
GO BEHIND THE SCENES & READ IN-DEPTH ARTICLES HERE