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There is something unique, something astonishing and something magical happening in Gippsland, shared by those lucky enough to experience it.... Will you be one of them?
Take a journey of discovery to explore intriguing street festivals; catch a glimpse of an uplifting performance; sneak a peek at some amazing art displays; grab a bite of local cuisine and let your spirit be captured by Gippsland.
Creative Gippsland embodies the creative heart of this vast region. A warm welcome awaits you from friends you have yet to meet. So join in the dancing, enrol for a workshop, chat with the artists and stroll through some of our most stunning artwork of all - our breathtaking surroundings.
We're much closer than you might think and with so much happening to entertain, awe, delight and inspire, you might end up staying longer than you planned! This site offers just a snapshot of what is available in the Gippsland area; rather like looking through a keyhole - the whole picture will only reveal itself once you open the door and come on in! The word is out, so share your experience on Facebook and let's spread the magic!
January 31, 2015 @ 10:00 AM until March 29, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Latrobe Regional Gallery
Jimmy Pike was a great story-teller. Touched with a lively sense of humour, his art depicts the dynamism of life in the desert: waterholes, the landscape, animals and plants, as well as Ngarrangkarni or Dreamtime stories, people, and modern technology.
Jimmy Pike’s Artlines is a selection of vibrant felt-tip pen drawings that bring the artist’s country in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia into glorious relief through renderings of spirit beings, flowers, stars and earthscapes.
February 14, 2015 @ 12:00 PM until May 10, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Latrobe Regional Gallery
The paintings of James Gleeson reveal powerful and complex relationships between the human psyche and human experience - between myth and reality. His representations of natural and supernatural phenomena suggest a primordial past from which humankind has emerged and an apocalyptic future towards which humans are destined. Gleeson’s paintings are a potent reminder that human kind is one small component within the grand scheme of the cosmos.
March 05, 2015 @ 10:00 AM until March 31, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Courthouse Gallery - Yarram
Official Opening Friday 6 March 6 - 8 pm
After 25 years of teaching Art and Textiles, mainly at Yarram Secondary College, the opportunity to be seen as an artist, rather than a teacher, was something Andrea wanted to strive towards. For 11 years she attended the annual Geelong Textiles Forum, increasing her skills in many areas. Working for days with talented artists was highly inspiring and she learnt a great deal from them. Travelling has led to numerous photos being taken, and these are often her initial inspiration. She also bought a book based on doors from around the world that made her look at doors in a different light. She enjoyed taking endless photos of doors in Europe and these have formed the subject matter of a number of pieces in the exhibition. She had planned to do the whole exhibition around doors, but developed other themes and really wanted to create a diverse array of artworks.
She has a passion for working with natural fibres and is excited to be having her first solo exhibition in the Courthouse Gallery, Yarram.