1. Helen Eager, House lounge, 1977, Hand coloured lithograph and collage, Ed 15/20, 46 x 54 cm, Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection, purchased 1978.
2. Polixeni Papapetrou, Miles from nowhere, 2008, Digital pigment print, Ed 3/6, 105 x 105 cm, Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection, gift of Gael Newton and Paul Costigan, 2019.
In our own time
12 November 2022 – 12 February 2023
Artists: Lisa Anderson, N Barnes, Hanna Chetwin, Sarah Dingwall, Helen Eager, David Gatiss, Tiffinie-Jane Gerritsen, Siri Hayes, Mark Hooper, Lorraine Jenyns, Tim Jones, Deborah Klein, Robert Knottenbelt, John Marshall, Tracey Moffatt, Jill Noble, Polixeni Papapetrou, Jenny Peterson, Susan Purdy, Stefan Szonyi, Richard Tipping, Tony Trembath, Fred Williams, Ian Mowbray, John Wolseley, Ermes de Zan.
Featuring work from the Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection and invited artists, In our own time is an exhibition that brings together works that, through various approaches, reference ideas around recreation and the activities undertaken in our spare moments.
The importance of both connection and solitude, the need for exploration outside our everyday environments and quietude within, nurturing old and creating new memories are points of reflection in these works. It is arguable that now, more than ever, it is critical to integrate connective and comforting activities into the modern lifestyle.
Through the selection of works in this exhibition, we are reminded of the agency we have over our time and the opportunities we have to engage, pause, introspect, play and discover.