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THE ARTS


LATROBE REGIONAL GALLERY

138 Commercial Road, Morwell   T: 61 3 5128 5700

www.latroberegionalgallery.com

         For tickets for Rene Magritte: The Revealing Image, Photos and Films please visit www.latroberegionalgallery.com  

Latrobe Regional Gallery (LRG) is one of the largest public galleries in regional Victoria and is member of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria. Newly renovated, housing seven gallery spaces and a sculpture courtyard, LRG presents exhibitions and curated projects across contemporary art and design, experimental and interdisciplinary practices, curated collections of note, works by regional artists and national touring exhibitions.

LRG gallery spaces are fitted out to international museum standards, with archival storage facilities, hosting significant collections such as The Cbus Collection of Australian Art, the Allan Aldous Collection, a substantial collection of handcrafted glass objects and perfume bottles, and a range of modernist, impressionist and recent post-war art. A dynamic program of events, tours and artist talks provide insights into the exhibitions and collections. LRG provides educational workshops, with a Community Access Gallery ‘for hire’ to enhance opportunities for emerging artists.

Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 10am - 5pm & Sat to Sun: 11am - 4pm

Rene Magritte Exhibition hours: Sat 19 August – Sun 19 November

Mon to Thurs 10am – 5pm, Fri 10am – 7pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm

 COLLECTIONS

  Latrobe Regional Gallery manages collections of regional and national  significance.

  Hosting more than 1400 works of art across all media and historical periods.
 
The collections include:

  • Rare historical works which reference the Gippsland region, by significant practitioners, such as Jessie Traill, Noel Counihan, Jan Senbergs, Mandy Martin & Kevin Mortensen.
  • 20th and 21st century Australian Art:
    The Cbus Collection of Australian Art
    Allan Aldous Collection (Asian Art)
  • Contemporary Australian Art – Works on Paper (Drawing, Photography & Printmaking)
  • Contemporary Australian Glass, including a perfume bottle collection
  • The Colin Suggett Sculpture Collection
  • A significant number of contemporary works donated from the Bank of Melbourne Regional Art Collection.

 

  Please note that these collections are not on permanent display.


 

LATROBE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE  

Corner Grey & Breed Streets, Traralgon     T: 61 3 5176 3333

www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/Latrobe_Performing_Arts

The Latrobe Performing Arts Centre features a number of touring shows covering all genres from comedy to musical theatre.

Local school students exhibit their artwork throughout the year in the foyer exhibition space. 

Opening hours: Mon to Fri 10am - 5pm and 1 hour prior to performances.

                      

 

ARC YINNAR

Main Street, Yinnar    T: 61 3 5163 1310  

www.arcyinnar.org.au

A unique artist run space in historic Yinnar Butter Factory featuring monthly exhibitions of contemporary art as well as art classes. Arc Yinnar is a centre for creativity, housing a gallery as well as artist studios, open access areas for printmaking, ceramics and metalworking, and the switchroom for live music and events.

Opening hours: Tue to Fri: 12pm-4pm and Sat: 11am-3pm


 

TRARALGON & DISTRICT ART SOCIETY

ART ON TRACK GALLERY

Old Railway Station, Queens Parade, Traralgon     T: 61 3 5176 6000   

Located in the historic Traralgon Railway Station, Traralgon and District Art Society provide the opportunity to view a working art studio where innovative art work can be viewed in progress to completion. Works produced on site are exhibited in the gallery for purchase. The Society offer classes for all ages and levels, with tutors teaching landscape, still life, mixed media and many more.

Opening hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 10am - 3pm

 

  

SWITCHBACK GALLERY

Gippsland Centre for Art & Design, Building 6S, Federation University, Northways Road, Churchill      T: 61 3 5122 6261 

federation.edu.au/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-education-and-arts/switchback-gallery/current-exhibition

The Switchback Gallery provides an important showcase for the work of young and emerging artists and touring exhibitions. The gallery hosts about ten exhibitions each year, featuring work from students as well as regional, metropolitan and international artists. The broad-ranging program includes contemporary work from all disciplines and is designed to encourage free-ranging discussion and debate between students, staff and the community.

Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm, closed Public Holidays


 

ART - FX

SHARON ANDERSON STUDIO & GALLERY

17 Rutherglen Road, Newborough   T: 0409 436 268     www.sharonanderson.com.au

Sharon works as a practising artist from her studio/gallery in Newborough. Here she produces orginal screenprints, pastel drawings, t-shirts, tea towels, printed glassware, jewellery and giftware. Sharon has designed and hand printed many images over recent years. The very popular tea towel series includes the '21st Century Woman', 'Guide for Chocolate Lovers', 'Modern Cat Philosophy', 'Green Expectations for Modern Families' and 'The Wonders of Latrobe Valley'.

Opening hours: Tue to Fri: 12pm-4pm and Sat: 11am-3pm

 

 

JENNY PETERSON

PARK ROAD STUDIOS

Park Road, Boolarra 

http://www.jennypeterson.net.au/

Nationally recognised Jenny Peterson is an Australian contemporary artist, represented by Port Jackson Press in Melbourne. She conducts printmaking workshops in etching, water based monoprints, collagraphs and 'found metal' printing.

Her studio is located on the outskirts of picturesque Boolarra. To visit Jenny at the Park Road Studio, please contact via the form on her website.