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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Fri 1 Jul – Sun 10 Jul


In 2020, Engie, owners of Hazelwood Power Station and Mine, donated an 8 metre painting to Latrobe Regional Gallery. The painting from 1994, depicts the history of Hazelwood Power Station from farmland to its heyday and its imagined future at the time.  

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Wed 7 Sep – Thu 8 Sep


In a city at war, five young people count down the days before a boat sets sail for a safer place. Who will leave, who will stay, and what will their choices cost them?

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