Sunday, February 5, 2023

A visit to Latrobe Regional Gallery


On Friday afternoon Shane Jones and I spent some quiet quality time at Latrobe Regional Gallery exploring the summer exhibitions prior to the evening’s lively celebratory event. 

It has been a long time since I last visited the gallery - much longer than I realised. The last occasion was in 2009 when I gave an artist talk in connection with the The enchanted forest: new gothic storytellers, a group exhibition curated by Jazmina Cininas that toured extensively throughout 2008-2009. It showed at LRG from 21 February - 19 April, 2009. 

Image 1 (top): On Friday afternoon alongside my linocut Anon, 1998, in Fellow Travellers, an exhibition guest-curated by Jenny Peterson. Image 2, directly  above: With my linocut A Man, a Woman and a Duck, 1996 in the exhibition In our own time, curated by LRG Assistant Curator, Gabriella Duffy. (Photo credit: Shane Jones).

Some installation views follow. I had every intention of taking more, but over the course of the evening, we met so many lovely people, the time had flown by before we knew it - rather like the last 14 years.

The above exhibitions (which opened last November) are highly recommended, but do make haste. They finish their run on February 12.  

There are two superb exhibitions in the ground floor galleries. In Gallery 3 is Observatorium, mixed media works by Josephine Jakobi (running to April 9). In Galleries 1 and 2 is the touring show Looking Glass: large works on canvas by Waanyi artist, Judy Watson and sculptures by Kokatha and Nukunu glass artist, Yhonnie Scarce, running to 26 March.