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.

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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

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