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LATROBE REGIONAL GALLERY
138 Commercial Road, Morwell  
T: 61 3 5128 5700

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: 19 August – 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

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

The Latrobe Performing Arts Centre features a number of national and international performers and touring shows covering all genres from comedy to musical theatre. Local school students exhibit their artwork throughout the year in the foyer exhibition space. Bar is open 1 hour prior to performances and during intervals. 

 


 

ARC YINNAR

Main Street, Yinnar    
T: 61 3 5163 1310  

www.arcyinnar.org.au

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

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.


 

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

Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm

Closed Public Holidays

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.