MINE – The Film Will Always Be With You

This is an exhibition of video works by a selection of South African artists, based both in South Africa and across European capitals. MINE was last shown at TATE Modern, London. MINE is both the title of the exhibition as well as the film produced by William Kentridge in 1991. This seminal animated video evokes images of deep level mining in South Africa and refers to the unprecedented exploitation of land and people under colonialism and the subsequent apartheid system.

The title refers not only to the idea of deep level mining, but to the idea of personal ownership and questions of identity. The works featured have been chosen for their diversity, with the common denominator that the artists make reference to themselves in their work, either in person, as actor, model, observer, interviewer or instigator. MINE seeks to explore the myriad ways in which we identify and position our ‘selves’.

Date
30 Sep – 3 Dec 2017

Gallery hours
10am – 5pm Monday to Friday
11am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday

Location
Latrobe Regional Gallery
138 Commercial Road, Morwell, Victoria, 3840

René Magritte: 130 photos featured in world-first exhibition.

“In the mid-1970s, a swathe of photographs and films of and by René Magritte were discovered, 10 years after the artist’s death. The work is featured in an exclusive exhibition at LaTrobe gallery in Victoria, Australia – a coup for the regional space – which is offering a new perspective on the artist before the show tours globally.”


A great article in The Guardian today about the exhibition on now at Latrobe Regional Art Gallery in Morwell. This is bringing a lot of positive attention to the area at a time when it needs a boost. Check it out here

The exhibition opened this week and Latrobe City Council Mayor Kellie O’Callaghan said she “hoped that the Latrobe Regional Gallery’s improved capability to host international exhibitions, in addition to its proximity to the train line, would draw new visitors to the Latrobe Valley and provide an economic boost.”

Everyone involved in this project really deserves a pat on the back and shows that we have a bright future ahead of us as a centre of world class art exhibitions.

Share your hopes for the future of Morwell

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Gippsland media interviews Sue Whyte From the Hazelwood Health Study

The ‘Our hopes for the future of Morwell’ exhibition will feature images of Morwell community members and groups holding a symbol that represents their hopes for the township. The Monash University-led study is inviting the community to have their photo taken with their symbol at Morwell Neighbourhood House on Thursday 24 August from 10am to 12pm.

 

René Magritte – The Revealing Image.

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Excitement is growing as this upcoming exhibition approaches.

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This World-first exhibition features 130 original photographs and 8 self-made films by one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, René Magritte.

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The renowned Belgian Surrealist used photography and film as exemplars for paintings and commercial work, and they provide exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into Magritte’s world.

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“Through this exhibition we gain a greater sense and understanding of who Magritte was, how this informed his work, and why his art is so important” – Curator Xavier Canonne.

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Documentary (1978) about the Belgian surrealist artist.

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“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist” – René Magritte

Art of Darkness – ABC Open

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Artist Pezaloom is photographed at the Yallourn Power Station in the Latrobe Valley in eastern Victoria, where he has spent most of his life. 

 

Pezaloom is an emerging visual and sound artist from Morwell, Victoria. In 2009 he was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease, which upturned his world and gave rise to a rare creative vision.

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Image by Pezaloom 

The juxtaposition of beauty and ugliness, tenderness and fear, desire and anxiety runs through all of Pezaloom’s work, challenging ideas of the body in art, cognitive functionality, ideas of the erotic, and systems of control. Since being diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s, his work in visual and sound art has mostly been driven by an exploration of the physical and mental symptoms of his illness, even using these symptoms as tools to create his own distinctive style of artistic expression. Pezaloom’s photographic images, digital manipulations, videos and sound-scapes are a visceral reaction to his condition, challenging the many myths and misconceptions surrounding the disease.

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He was recently Interviewed by ABC Gippsland about his work and living in Morwell. 

 

You can find Pezaloom on soundcloudfacebook or his website.

 

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A haunting image of the pine plantations near Morwell by Pezaloom