La Trobe prepares for 50th art show

La Trobe Art Institute presents a special exhibition celebrating the University's 50th anniversary.

Art and artefacts owned by La Trobe University are being prepared to go on show at Bendigo Art Gallery at the end of June, as the university celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Revealing Identity: the Collections of La Trobe University will take a sweeping look through the vast university collections, to tell a fascinating story about Australian art and the importance of cultural materials in learning environments.

The exhibition features works by some of Australia’s most iconic artists, including Charles Blackman and Leonard French, and ancient artefacts from the A.D. Trendall Collection.

Students and members of the general public interested in exploring the collection in more depth can join a week-long course, Exhibiting Culture: Inside Collections, run by La Trobe Art Institute in partnership with Bendigo Art Gallery in July.

Revealing Identity: the Collections of La Trobe University is on show from June 24 - September 3 at Bendigo Art Gallery.

This column originally appeared in the Bendigo Advertiser on Friday 2 April 2017.

Image: Curatorial and technical staff prepare La Trobe University artworks in Bundoora, for the trip to Bendigo.

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