18 Aug to 5 Nov 2023
This exhibition takes as its point of departure Dialogue of circles by Inge King, in the La Trobe University Art Collection. The exhibition enfolds King’s modernist legacy into a dialogue that encompasses First Nations and colonial memory, material conservation and bodily archives. Curated by Amelia Wallin, the exhibition includes works by artists Diana Baker Smith, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Zoë Croggon, Dean Cross, Narelle Desmond, Emily Floyd, Inge King, Sriwhana Spong and Augusta Vinall Richardson.
1 Aug 2023 to 6 Feb 2024
For our biannual site-specific commission, James Tylor has created an image that challenges the colonial myth of a rugged and pristine Australian landscape. His black void highlights the clearing and removal of Indigenous cultural artefacts from our contemporary landscape.
Sculpture Park – Melbourne Campus
Follow our map of the Sculpture Park [PDF 1MB] to explore more than 20 public sculptures in the bushland setting of the La Trobe Melbourne Campus. Works by artists including Charles Robb, Inge King, Robert Klippel, David Wilson, Karen Ward and Reko Rennie reflect key movements in contemporary Australian sculpture since the mid-1960s.
Ongoing from May 2023
Through applying pigments to erase words, Jazz Money has reimagined 19th-century texts scanned from books held in La Trobe's Sandhurst Collection. In this new work, Money, a poet and artist of Wiradjuri and Irish heritage, evokes memories of place, along with First Nations and colonial memory. The six-part work, installed on level 2 of the Heyward Library, is a La Trobe Library and La Trobe Art Institute co-commission.
Ongoing from July 2022
A selection of six major works from Emily Floyd’s 2019 series is situated on level 2 of the Heyward Library. Acquired by the University in 2022, the installation pays homage to the work of internationally renowned philosopher Ágnes Heller and her contemporaries. Constructed in aluminium, bronze and adhesive vinyl, Floyd's bold sculptural forms are both playful and provocative.
We are proud to partner with NETS Victoria to tour this thematic group exhibition to five Australian public galleries, beginning with Bunjil Place in February 2022. The NETS Victoria exhibition webpage provides a tour overview, further information about the artists and a learning guide.