The Valley

THE VALLEY

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 and has not always been as it is now. Our industry is a part of a wider 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” (Definition Cambridge Dictionary) to create an exhibition to accompany our Hazelwood exhibition. The exhibition aims to exhibit artworks from our collection to show the diverse lifestyles present in a valley.

Artists include William Bridges, Barry Brown and Irene Proebsting, Noel Counihan, Robert Curtis, Caroline Durre, Dr Aunty Eileen Harrison, Euan Heng, Edith Hughston, Christopher Ireland, Bill Jacklin, Jill Noble, Doreen Paull, John Shirlow, Sam Shmith, Peter Serwan, Amanda Thompson, Franz Verheesen.

IMAGE: 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.

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