Australia Music Vault announces Kasey Chambers display
The free entry Melbourne-based facility announced the display will include items from the country music singer songwriter’s personal collection such as handwritten lyrics, costumes, awards and more.
It unveils on Saturday, December 1, three days after her induction takes place as part of the ARIA awards in Sydney on November 28.
Senior curator Carolyn Laffan says, “When she asked the question ‘Am I Not Pretty Enough?’ she spoke for a generation of established artists struggling to breakthrough to mainstream success against rigid definitions of how musicians should look, sound and position themselves.”
Assistant curator Georgina Greer added that the display will showcase Chambers in a wider light than just as a singer-songwriter.
“There will be objects that not only represent her ongoing success as a singer-songwriter but also the significant role family and Australia have had throughout her career,” she said.
Last year the Australian Music Vault similarly assembled a Daryl Braithwaite section to mark his induction into the ARIA hall of fame.