VOLUME: Making Music In Aotearoa
Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa, was first-ever major exhibition of New Zealand 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 as well as the microsite A Place For Music, 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 Aotearoa’s most well-known artists. Costumes, instruments, handwritten lyrics, awards, images and memorabilia will bring the story of New Zealand 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 rock star 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 CLICK HERE
GO BEHIND THE SCENES AND READ IN-DEPTH ARTICLES CLICK HERE