When you first walk through the door of the Latrobe Fine Art Gallery you are embraced by a world of vibrant colours and soft hues. The glassware (in jewellery and decorative objects) is amazingly bright or softly subdued. The paintings on the wall are diverse, including those by owner Beverley Skurulis, whose unique paintings are displayed along with work by other Tasmanian artists.
Interesting History and Art in Latrobe
Indeed, all of the wonderful art objects in this gallery are Tasmanian. The building in which the Latrobe Fine Art Gallery is situated at 41-41a Gilbert Street has an interesting history, having been used by many different occupants. The building is C1865 and has been Nathan’s Store and residence, the Mistletoe Lodge (United Order of Druids), a photographic studio, a public hall, a bank, a post office and a place for band practice.
As well as the building’s history being extremely interesting, you will find Beverley Skurulis a very interesting lady. You will leave the Latrobe Fine Art Gallery enriched by the experience. Latrobe Fine Art Gallery has a website with information about the artwork and a store with items for sale. For more information phone: 036426 2931 or 0407 581 796 or email Beverley Skurulis.
We received the following message from Penny Skurulis-Winter inviting us to visit Latrobe Fine Art Gallery…
I have been following Think Tasmania on Facebook for quite a while now and really look forward to reading about where you have been. I was wondering if you would at some stage like to drop into the Latrobe Fine Art Gallery in Latrobe. We are at 41 Gilbert Street, Latrobe and have renovated an original 1864 house that was once the town hall, a photographic studio, a bank, a bric-a-brac shop and now an exclusively Tasmanian wares gallery.
As Tasmania has so many clever people, we don’t need to go anywhere else to fill the gallery, and we pride ourselves on our approach to tasteful and clever things and the people that create them. You can visit our website or our Facebook page at Latrobe Fine Art Gallery or better still on your travels drop in to say hello.
We appreciate all the support and requests we receive from our readers and followers, and do try to cover as much territory as humanly possible. Given Think Tasmania is an independent and fully self-funded website, we have to co-ordinate times and a budget for travel. We were able to expedite this article when Lorraine volunteered to research and report back about places in and around her home town of Latrobe.
Lorraine McNeair is a volunteer with the Latrobe Information Centre.
She is a writer, photographer, poet and artist, and is passionate about
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