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Clarice Beckett, Wet Evening, c.1927, oil on board. Maud Rowe Bequest, 1937. Image: Ian Hill.

Winner of the 2019 Len Fox Painting Award. Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Antara, 2018, synthetic polymer paint on linen.

Louis Buvelot, Mount Elephant from Emu Creek, 1879, oil on canvas. Gift of Miss N. McKellar, 1974. Image: Ian Hill.

Detail of: Jenny Watson, Woman with Birds, 2008, arcylic on fabric with sheer fabric overlay. Gift of Phillip and Jill Dunn QC through the Cultural Gifts Program, 2016. Image: Ian Hill.

Jane McAuslan, Pedestal Cover, c.1860s, Cotton & linen. Image: Ian Hill.

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Terrace Nights: Jesse Boylan Projection Launch and Opening of Orbit: Tara Gilbee

Friday 3 February, 6:00pm — Friday 3 February, 8:00pm

CAM invites you to celebrate the launch of the next Terrace Projection: Jesse Boylan, At the end of the day and the opening of the latest Orbit: Tara Gilbee - Ellipses.

Drinks and light refreshments provided.

Terrace Projection: Jesse Boylan, At the end of the day

At the end of the day is a new video work by artist Jesse Boylan who asked staff working in Dhelkaya Health (Castlemaine Health), as well as residents of Pennhall Hostel (Aged Care), about what they think goes unseen in their daily lives and work.

Orbit: Tara Gilbee - Ellipses

Ellipses describes both the subject and material process of Tara Gilbee's work. The photographic apparatus and employed processes embody the idea of disturbance or 'peripherality', the elliptical framing, with blurred and out of focus sections and sharp striations of light breaking through the camera and frame. Featuring works which emerged from a two year site-specific project undertaken at the Old Gaol in Bendigo and recent site visits to local gaols in Central Victoria.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Friday 3 February
Time: 6pm
Cost: Free

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Supported by
Besen Family Foundation
Boomtown Wine
Creative Victoria
Love Shack Brewing Company
Mount Alexander Shire Council
Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative



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Artist Floor Talk: Tara Gilbee

Saturday 4 February, 12:30pm — Saturday 4 February, 1:30pm

Join artist Tara Gilbee for a floor talk, discussing her new Orbit exhibition Ellipses in the Sinclair Gallery at Castlemaine Art Museum on Saturday 4 February, 12:30pm.

"Ellipses describes both the subject and material process of my work. The photographic apparatus and employed processes embody the idea of disturbance or 'peripherality', the elliptical framing, with blurred and out of focus sections and sharp striations of light breaking through the camera and frame. Historic sites are represented as psychological ‘grey zones’ and connected to contemporary carceral complexes as places of deep trouble. The works offer metaphysical registrations of muted and marginal spaces."
– Tara Gilbee

Tara Gilbee has a multidisciplinary approach to art making and has worked in collaboration with a range of practitioners from video, sound and live arts. Her arts practice moves between individual studio work to the exploration of interesting sites and context for making and presenting work, with a focus on the interstices of site and practice.

Tara Gilbee received a BFA in Sculpture at The University of Melbourne VCA in 1996 and completed a Masters of Contemporary Art at VCA in 2019. She has been a sessional lecturer at Deakin University for 3 years and providing arts education through various organisations. Tara has attended residencies nationally and internationally and is represented in public and private collections.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Saturday 4 February
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Cost: Free

No RSVP required.

Supported by the Besen Family Foundation



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Artist Floor Talk: Jesse Boylan

Saturday 11 February, 12:30pm — Saturday 11 February, 1:30pm

Join us at the gallery for an artist floor talk with Jesse Boylan, discussing their commission as part of our Terrace Projection series, At the end of the day on Saturday 11 February, 12.30pm.

At the end of the day is a new video work by artist Jesse Boylan who asked staff working in Dhelkaya Health (Castlemaine Health), as well as residents of Pennhall Hostel (Aged Care), about what they think goes unseen in their daily lives and work.

In a kind of ‘behind the scenes’ set up, Boylan has created a series of silent video portraits.

Jesse Boylan is a photography, video and sound artist and writer based on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Central Victoria, Australia. Jesse is interested in expanded documentary practice and the role art plays in environmental and social justice issues. Jesse likes to collaborate with others to make sense of our times and regularly collaborates with Linda Dement and Virginia Barratt as Bonedirt.

Jesse is a member of Lumina, an Australian photography collective and the Atomic Photographers Guild, an international group who aim to render visible all aspects of the nuclear age. Jesse is a current PhD candidate within the School of Art at RMIT University and they also teach into the BA Photography program at RMIT.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Saturday 11 February
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Cost: Free

No RSVP required.

Supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative



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Welcome to our homeland,
home of the Dja Dja Wurrung people
we offer you people good spirit.
Uncle Rick Nelson

The Jaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung are the Custodians of the land and waters on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. We extend these same sentiments to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations peoples.

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