1. Jill Noble, ‘The Journey’, 1990, Oil on linen, 167 x 412 cm, Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection, Donation from the Bank of Melbourne Regional Art Collection through the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1997.
2 – 8. Exhibition documentation of The Valley, Gallery 4, Latrobe Regional Gallery, 2022. Images by Darryl Whitaker.
30 April to 17 July 2022
Artists’ representations of the Latrobe Valley, depicting industry are a feature of the collection of Latrobe Regional Gallery. The Latrobe Valley is not all industrial however and has not always been as it is now. The industry is a part of a wider Valley story, of where people live, grow, learn and play. Aboriginal people of the Gunaikurnai nation have lived in the Valley for many thousands of years.
This exhibition takes the idea of ‘the valley’ as “an area of low land between hills or mountains, often with a river or stream running through it” (Cambridge Dictionary) to create an exhibition to accompany our Hazelwood exhibition. The exhibition presents artworks drawn largely from our collection to show the diversity of life present in a valley.
Artists include William Bridges, Noel Counihan, Robert Curtis, Caroline Durre, Dr Aunty Eileen Harrison, Euan Heng, Mark Hooper, Edith Hughston, Christopher Ireland, Bill Jacklin, Jill Noble, Doreen Paull, John Shirlow, Sam Shmith, Peter Serwan, Amanda Thompson, Franz Verheesen.