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Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell plans large exhibition to celebrate 50th birthday
Exhibition to be held in celebrating Latrobe Regional Gallery's 50th birthday.
One of Victoria's largest regional galleries, Latrobe Regional Gallery at Morwell, turns 50 this year. The Gallery is planning a large exhibition, drawn from its collection, borrowings and commissions to celebrate the milestone.
Euan Heng, Jeeralang Still Life I, 1985, Oil on canvas, 198x90cm, Latrobe Regional Gallery collection
The artists included in the exhibition are all vital to the past and future of visual art in the Latrobe Valley and the wider Gippsland region. The exhibition will be held from 28 August to 7 November 2021.
Opportunity for locals and visitors
A fiftieth anniversary provides an opportunity to mark the historical successes and cast eyes on the future; the exhibition '50 Years, 50 Artists' hopes to do both of these things.
"Latrobe Regional Gallery presents this exhibition as an opportunity for locals and visitors to the gallery to connect with works that acknowledge the changing face of our region through the many interpretations from artists over the years," Latrobe City Council Mayor, Cr Sharon Gibson said.
Nick Mount, Reclining Bobs #SB010113, 2013, Granulare murrini glass, cut, polished, assembled, 22x42x24cm, Latrobe Regional Gallery COllection, purchased from Nick Mount, 2014
Work of the artists
Among the artists whose works will be on display are Rosalind Atkins, Rodney Forbes, Janina Green, Euan Heng, Nick Mount, Patrice Muthaymiles Mahoney, Jennifer Mullett, Heather Shimmen, Colin Suggett and Bill Young.
Four artists have been especially commissioned to create new work for the exhibition. Lesley Duxbury, Steaphan Paton, Louisa Waters and Kate Zizys will have new work addressing ideas relevant to life in central Gippsland.
Rodney Forbes, Submarine with Goat and Giantess, 2010, oil, acrylic and alkyd on canvass, 92x259cm, Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection, acquired 2012
A special calendar of public programs and events has been tailored to complement this show and encourage participation from all ages and skill levels for the whole family. A major publication is being produced to accompany this important event.
Colin Suggett, Beach Specimen, 1979, wood, plastic, metal, clay, electrical components, 32x22x14cm, 9x4, 23x12x33cm, Colin Suggett Collection, gifted by the artist to the Latrobe Regional Gallery, 2001
Pictures from Latrobe City website.
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