16 May to 6 Aug 2023
This exhibition explores the entanglements of motherhood and matriarchy with ideas of genealogy, influence and impact. Curated by Amelia Wallin, it includes newly commissioned and existing works by Australian and international artists Darcey Bella Arnold, Betty Chimney and Raylene Walatinna, Calista Lyon and Carmen Winant, Noriko Nakamura, Jahnne Pasco-White, Nina Sanadze and Yhonnie Scarce.
Calista Lyon: Remembering future
16 Mar to 31 Jul 2023
For our biannual site-specific commission, Calista Lyon has used photographic collage techniques to map the ecological impact of gold mining in box-ironbark forest since the 1830s. Colonial drawings and photographs of felled trees are positioned adjacent to images of hands, enlarged to life-size proportions.
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.
Jazz Money: With textual consent – Bendigo Campus
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.
Emily Floyd: Anti-totalitarian vectors – Bendigo Campus
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.
One foot on the ground, one foot in the water
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.