ARTFUL ESCAPES: Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley
Gippsland is well known for its artisan food and wine culture, but with the redevelopment of the Latrobe Regional Gallery it is fast establishing itself as Victoria’s premiere cultural outpost too.
From rugged coastline vistas to endless back country roads to pretty towns filled with historic cottages and restaurants serving up local cold climate wines, cheese, and seafood, Gippsland has become a destination of note for Australians looking for the ultimate short break. And now with a booming arts scene set to invigorate it even further, it’s time it was on your must-do list. Here, we journey through Victoria’s stunning artisan heartland. WALHALLA VISIT: In the 1860s, Walhalla, located at the southern tip of Baw Baw National Park in Gippsland’s north, became one of Australia’s booming gold rush towns. Today, the town presents an historical journey through Victoria’s rich heritage, as well as being the gateway to the National Park and one of Victoria’s most beautiful mountain ranges. T H ER ERNE VEMAALGIRNSEE: IGTITMEA GE The Latrobe Regional Gallery August 19 – November 19, 2017 In spring, Latrobe Regional Gallery will reopen to the public after a $1.5 million renovation, with a collection of photographs and films from the Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte. features original photographs and films spanning the length The Revealing Image of Magritte’s career, documenting life beyond his surrealist paintings to give an insight into the man behind the artworks. One of the leading surrealist artists of the 20th century, his work has influenced popular and conceptual artists including Andy Warhol, Martin Kippenberger and Robert Gober. latroberegionalgallery.com