Take the Chrissy Amphlett Walk
Chrissy Amphlett will have a Melbourne podcast and walking tour dedicated to her, following funding by the Victorian State Government. The walk, starting in Amphlett Lane, will take fans around the city with a unique audio soundtrack. Minister for Creative Industries in Victoria, Martin Foley, launched the project among many other music initiatives in Melbourne in 2017.
The Chrissy Amphlett Walk will begin at Amphlett Lane.
FROM AMPHLETT LANE TO THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC VAULT
The map, podcast and walk wil take visitors from Amphlett Lane, past the Princess Theatre where Chrissy starred in Boys From Oz – and the Palace Theatre where Divinyls played with Joan Jett in 1995.
Fans can then cross Melbourne towards the Arts Centre, home to the new Australian Music Vault. Carolyn Laffan is the Senior Curator whose insights on the Chrissy Amphlett archive will end the tour, featuring special guests, music and personal memories.
Amphlett Lane, October 2016.
CHRISSY AMPHLETT – THE MELBOURNE CONNECTION
Chrissy grew up in Geelong, where street art based on her life is already in place, – but she also has a long history in Melbourne, starting at the Collins Street Baptist Church.
This is an important stop on the walking tour, as this is where she was welcomed into the world and also farewelled at a memorial service. Amphlett also worked at The House of Mr. John and Merivale, also in Collins Street.
Amphlett Lane (below) at the front end of the approximate 30-minute walking tour is an Instagram favourite with fans and some famous friends, like Clem Burke’s Blondie.
Chrissy’s walking tour will launch in time for Summer 2018/2019. Amphlett Lane artist Peter Gouldthorpe’s mural work was recently heritage listed.
Divinyls fans at Amphlett Lane, Melbourne, 2016.