'AC/DC Australia's Family Jewels' Exhibition Opening This Weekend

November 5, 2009

"AC/DC Australia's Family Jewels" a collection of memorabilia from the band and their record company, will open this Saturday (November 7) in Mebourne, Australia at The Arts Centre.

"AC/DC Australia's Family Jewels" celebrates the history, music, performance and creativity of one of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll bands.

According to the Herald Sun, rarities include a leather jacket owned by late singer Bon Scott as well as his passport, handwritten lyrics to "Highway to Hell" and personal letters.

The free exhibition stretches back to the immigration papers signed when the families of Scott and band members Angus and Malcolm Young arrived in Australia.

It is the first exhibition the band have approved with items donated by Scott's mother.

Angus's sister Margaret has dug up two of his early costumes she made, and Young donated a prototype version of the schoolboy outfit he is now famous for.

"We've got the Super Ang outfit, which he wore on "Countdown" in 1975 and a devil costume that's rarely been seen," curator Tim Fisher said.

Read more from the Herald Sun.

"AC/DC Australia's Family Jewels" is part of the Arts Centre's Icon exhibition series; a major annual exhibition that celebrates the careers of Australia's most internationally recognized performing artists. Since the inaugural exhibition in 2005, the Icon exhibition series has been an outstanding success, attracting over 1.5 million visitors to the Arts Centre. The Icon exhibitions are a unique and groundbreaking form of performing arts exhibition, for which the Arts Centre has a national and international reputation.

"AC/DC Australia's Family Jewels", at the Arts Centre, Gallery 1 runs from November 7, 2009 until February 28, 2010.

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