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.
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.
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.