TWIN CINEMA OPENS

TWIN CINEMA OPENS

Lily Hibberd,Twin Cinema – 4 Devils and a Woman in Red
12 April to 8 June, Latrobe Regional Gallery

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…

Lily 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.

As former Morwell and Yallourn resident Matthew Shaw recalls

…when I was 17 in 1984 I stole a laminated poster of Kelly Lebrock from ‘The Woman in Red’ from the Morwell Twin cinemas and had her hanging over my bed for the next couple of years.

Twin Cinema – 4 Devils and a Woman in Red is presented as part of The Cinemas Project a state-wide programme of contemporary artworks that explore the spectral spaces of cinema in regional Victoria.

Cinemoria: cinema memory event, 1-3pm Saturday 3 May

A memory swap-meet afternoon in the gallery.

Come and share stories of local cinemas. And look over the large array of photos and objects that have been sourced for this special exhibition.

The Cinemas Project: Exploring the Spectral Spaces of Cinema in Regional Victoria.
Five Artists / Five Projects / April to August 2014.