Photo gallery: Ian Potter Southbank Centre launch

More than 250 student and staff musicians helped bring The Ian Potter Southbank Centre to life for the official launch on 1 June 2019, with a program featuring orchestral works, world-premieres and specially-commissioned pieces.

Parbin-ata Carolyn Briggs and Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development Tiriki Onus (centre) lead a Smoking Ceremony to kick off proceedings at The Ian Potter Southbank Centre on 1 June, 2019. They are joined, left to right, by Melbourne Conservatorium Director Gary McPherson, Faculty Executive Director Jane Richards, University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Barry Conyngham. By Sav Schulman.

 

KC Taunoa was one of seven dancers to perform at the Welcome to Country ceremony at The Ian Potter Southbank Centre on 1 June, 2019. By Stephen McCallum.
Ngargee Mur Min Bik Yan Yan dancers perform at the Welcome to Country ceremony at The Ian Potter Southbank Centre on 1 June, 2019. By Stephen McCallum.

Conservatorium brass and percussion students perform ‘The Building Revealed’ – a work composed by Head of Composition Professor Stuart Greenbaum for the opening of The Ian Potter Southbank Centre. By Sav Schulman.
Broadcaster Virginia Trioli addresses guests and VIPs at the opening of The Ian Potter Southbank Centre on 1 June, 2019. By Sav Schulman.
L-R Chairman of the Ian Potter Foundation Charles Goode AC, University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell, broadcaster Virginia Trioli and Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley at the launch of The Ian Potter Southbank Centre on 1 June, 2019. By Sav Schulman.
L-R: Former Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis, Deputy Chancellor University of Melbourne Martyn Myer, Charles Goode AC, ACO Managing Director Richard Evans, Faculty Executive Director Jane Richards, Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell, Melbourne Conservatorium Director Gary McPherson, Property and Sustainability Executive Director Alexandra Lawlor, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Dean Barry Conyngham, Associate Professor Ian Marshman, Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley, Infrastructure and Operations Manager Maureen Gardner, Project Manager Luke Flanagan, John Wardle Architects Principal John Wardle, John Wardle Architects Senior Associate Kah-Fai Lee and Construction manager Lendlease Nat Gray at the opening of The Ian Potter Southbank Centre on 1 June, 2019. By Sav Schulman.
L-R Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley, ACO Managing Director Richard Evans, Third Year Bachelor of Music student Jim Millman, Third Year Bachelor of Music student Georgie Hannah, University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Duncan Maskell and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Barry Conyngham at the opening of The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, 1 June. By Sav Schulman.
Head of Orchestral Studies Richard Davis leads the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra during the launch of The Ian Potter Southbank Centre on 1 June, 2019. By Sav Schulman.
Guests enjoy the festivities at the launch of The Ian Potter Southbank Centre on 1 June, 2019. By Stephen McCallum.
Guests enjoy the Jazz Bar and stunning views from the eighth floor of The Ian Potter Southbank Centre on 1 June, 2019. By Stephen McCallum.
Orquesta Frenesi (Latin Jazz Ensemble) entertain guests, one of the pop-up performances across the many levels of The Ian Potter Southbank Centre. By Stephen McCallum.
The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra viewed through the giant ‘oculus’ window at The Ian Potter Southbank Centre on 1 June, 2019. By Stephen McCallum.

See also: Australian Chamber Orchestra partners with the University of Melbourne.

Banner image: The Ian Potter Southbank Centre. By Stephen McCallum.


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