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’.

30 Sep – 3 Dec 2017

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

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

Beercide Yourself

“David Wade’s answer to dwindling motivation and entertainment options in the region is a community festival at Kernot Hall based around purely local music and Victorian beer in equal parts.Just as the AFL was “made up in a bar over a beer”, he’s seeking to provide the social grounds for new ideas and inspiration.

“I remember when I was a kid there was a lot of bands at Kernot Hall the whole community used to go to and that’s kind of died off,” Mr Wade said.

“It’s become Traralgon-based events lately and the big community events are gone.”

The ‘Beercide Yourself’ festival scheduled for Saturday, 18 November will showcase only Victorian breweries and bands, to draw attention to what’s happening in our backyard and create industry connections.” Latrobe Valley Express

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Visit the Beercide Yourself facebook event to find out more. 















local musicians and allowed us to keep providing local jobs within our state too.

War Heritage Roadshow

Bring your objects along for personalised advice from Australia’s top preservation experts about how to keep your family’s wartime heritage items safe in your home for future generations to enjoy.
The War Heritage Roadshow, an initiative under the Victorian Government’s War History and Heritage Strategy, will tour Victoria during 2017, giving Victorians practical advice on caring for wartime artefacts.

Delivered by the University of Melbourne, the free Roadshow is bringing Australia’s leading experts in preservation to you for a two-day line-up of workshops and information sessions.

The roadshow will be in Morwell on 15-16 September

Latrobe City’s garden competition

Latrobe City Council has established an annual municipal garden competition to build pride of place across Latrobe City and recognise, celebrate and reward the achievements of people who take pride in their gardens.

Together we will make Latrobe City a better place to live, learn, work and play.

There are eight categories plus the Mayor’s Award for the overall best garden, the Mayor’s Encouragement Award and the Sustainability Award. A winner and a runner up will be awarded in each of the main categories.

This video outlines the finalists, runners up and winners of the 2016 Latrobe City Council Garden Competition.

Garden Competition – How to Enter

  • Complete the entry form online
  • Download an entry  form Download an entry  form(PDF, 5MB)
  • Entry forms are also available from all Latrobe City Council Service Centres:
    • Churchill: 9-11 Philip Parade
    • Moe: 1-29 George Street
    • Morwell: 141 Commercial Road
    • Morwell Library: 63-65 Elgin Street
    • Traralgon: 34-38 Kay Street

Lodging of entries:




Garden Competition
C/- Community  Resilience Team
Latrobe City Council
PO Box 264

In person

At any of the Latrobe City Council Service Centres listed above

Further information

Please email gardencomp@latrobe.vic.gov.au or call 1300 367 700.

Solar & Battery Storage Information Night

Hear the latest from industry leaders Selectronic,Tesla and Gippsland Solar.

  • The pros and cons of battery storage
  • What does it cost, and what will it save you?
  • The different battery technologies on offer
  • The expected price and technology improvements
  • Examples of existing homes that have installed storage
  • Is it possible to go ‘off the grid’?

MC for the night will be Darren McCubbin, Chair of the Gippsland Climate Change Network

Tue. 29 August 2017

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEST

Event Tickets


The Governor of Victoria visits Latrobe Valley

The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria visited Latrobe Valley today and met with community members. A tour of the rose garden followed by meetings with locals.

Ask Izzy Community BBQ

Come along and see how our mobile website Ask Izzy can help you find housing, meals, health and wellbeing services and much more.

The event at The Gathering Place will include an official Welcome to Country conducted by traditional owners of the Gunai Kurnai people, as well as a performance from Boorun Boys Dance Group.

You can also donate to Ask Izzy so people can still access services if they are homeless and can’t charge their phone.

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Special guest:
Latrobe City Mayor Kellie O’Callaghan

11:30am – 1:30pm

Tuesday 22 August 2017

The Gathering Place
99 Buckley St Morwell

A BBQ lunch will be provided.

All welcome!

Simon Vallone:
9418 7431

Book Tickets

Magpie season is starting early.

It looks like Collingwood won’t make the finals in 2017 however nature’s own magpies are starting to appear and swooping cyclists.

A Gippsland cyclist last week took to website Magpie Alert, where the birds’ victim share swooping hotspots, to report he came under fire on Normanby Pl in Warragul.

Tips compiled by Magpie Watch to ward off the black-and-white dive-bombers include:

  • Staying clear of known magpie nesting sites
  • Tell others about the sites and informing local council
  • Staying calm; if you panic and flap then this is more likely to appear as aggressive behaviour and provoke a further attack
  • Wear sun glasses and with a hat to protect your head and eyes
  • Get off your bike and walk if attacked while cycling
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat or carry an umbrella

Video of a magpie attacking a cyclist. Warning: Some colourful language is used: