Starr finds work worth doing at La Trobe Art Institute

The La Trobe Art Institute’s View Street gallery launched its latest façade mid-lockdown, titled Work Worth Doing. New LAI director Bala Starr says Kay Abude’s photograph raises very public questions around labour inequality and the utility of artists’ work.  “Questions that have become urgent under COVID’s shadow,” she says. For Bala, taking La Trobe’s art... Continue Reading →

Art institute welcomes cast of characters

La Trobe Art Institute curator Travis Hodgson doesn’t normally need to wrangle the gallery’s artworks into place, but then again he’s never hung Leigh Hobbs’ work until now. “They could definitely become unruly,” he said of Hobbs’ characters Horrible Harriet, Old Tom and the riotous Mr Chicken. “The way the exhibition is hung also shows... Continue Reading →

Black dog bites visual arts alumnus

Daniel Butterworth’s exhibition, When the Black Dog Bites, completely fills gallery two at the La Trobe Art Institute. Step into the space and the air is thick and charged. It’s not an easy place to be. It’s dense with the emotional weight taken to create these works. There’s space for little else. You’d never guess... Continue Reading →

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