Lily Hibberd

Twin Cinema: 

4 Devils and a Woman in Red

Exhibition: 12 April – 8 June 2014, Latrobe Regional Gallery
Play: 7.30pm 24 April 2014, The Regent Theatre, Yarram

Lily Hibberd’s Twin Cinema – 4 Devils and a Woman in Red is an exhibition of remnants and memories from cinemas in the Gippsland region. Local stories, objects, posters and photographs from its surviving and lost cinemas are gathered here. Large-scale recreations of the empty screens of the disappeared theatres of Yallourn and the Morwell City Hall await projections of movie memories.

Many of the commissioned works have been produced with the participation of members of the communities that surround the cinema, such as Lily Hibberd’s work Twin Cinema: The Four Devils and A Woman in Red (2014). Hibberd has been working in and around the sites of cinema in Gippsland for more than a year, interviewing people with memories of cinema going in Morwell and Yallourn, and the Regent Theatre, Yarram. The exhibition presents some of these memories alongside photographs and a short film made by the artist. The artist now invites Latrobe Regional Gallery visitors to share their memories of cinema in Gippsland.



Thursday 24 April 7.30pm, The Regent Theatre, Yarram
A play in six acts presented by The Regent Theatre and Gippsland Regional Arts, written by Lily Hibberd…

Cinemoria: Cinema Memory Event

1-3pm 3 May,  Latrobe Regional Gallery


Lily Hibberd, Cinema Memory Video, 2014
Single channel video, 1:18:40
A collection of anonymous quotes collected by the artist during her research in Gippsland

Lily Hibberd, 4 Devils – Hell and High Water, 2014
Single channel digital video, 11:24
Story of the rise and fall of the first movie theatres in Gippsland. Performers: Margery Missen and Holly Jonson. Assistant camera, Wyatt Kilgower.


Lily Hibberd is a visual artist and writer, practicing in performance, painting, photography, video and installation. She works in collaboration with communities and artists to tell old and new stories based on places, memories and histories. Recent projects include: The Phone Booth Project with Curtis Taylor in ‘Vivid Memories’, Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France (2014), The Ice Pendulum, Paris Nuit Blanche festival (2013), and Les Aimants at Galerie de Roussan, Paris (2013). Lily lives and works between Australia and France, and holds a PhD in Fine Art. She is represented by Galerie de Roussan, Paris.

Peter Ricketts; The Regent Theatre and Gippsland Regional Arts.

Project Partners/Sponsors:
Lily Hibberd’s project is presented by the Latrobe Regional Gallery, and is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria, The Regent, Yarram and Gippsland Regional Arts – Sale, Yarram Genealogical & Historical Society, Yarram Club Hotel, Old Brown Coal Mine Museum Yallourn North, Cedarlodge Comfort Inn Morwell and Morwell Historical Society.




This book celebrates the first iteration of The Cinemas Project. It includes essays on the commissioned artists' work and reflections on cinema history.