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2023 CAM Commission: David Rosetzky, Air to Atmosphere (#2), 2023, still from two channel video installation, giclée print on Canson Rag Photographique 310 gsm 100% cotton rag. Printed by Ian Hill Fine Art Printing.

2023 CAM Commission: David Rosetzky, Air to Atmosphere (#1), 2023, still from two channel video installation, giclée print on Canson Rag Photographique 310 gsm 100% cotton rag. Printed by Ian Hill Fine Art Printing.

2022 CAM Commission: David Frazer, Love and Fear, 2022, wood engraving. Handprinted by David Frazer.

2022 CAM Commission: Melinda Harper, Homage to the women founders of CAM, 2022, giclée print on archival 100% cotton rag paper. Printed by Ian Hill Fine Art Printing.

2022 CAM Commission: Zoe Amor, After the Storm, 2022, giclée print on archival 100% cotton rag paper. Printed by Ian Hill Fine Art Printing.

Events

Exhibition Opening of Wildflowers and Terrace Projection: Michael Wolfe 20/70

Friday 8 March, 6:30pm — Friday 8 March, 8:00pm

Celebrate the launch of the latest Terrace Projection: Michael Wolfe 20/70 and the exhibition opening of Wildflowers – The First Ladies of Castlemaine Art Museum on Friday 8 March, 6:30pm.

Thank you to major sponsors, local winemaking co-operative Boomtown Wine, and local bar and brewery Love Shack Brewing Company for sponsoring wine and beer, alongside support from StrangeLove with non-alc beverages.

Free event. Please RSVP here.


Wildflowers – The First Ladies of Castlemaine Art Museum

Opening on International Women’s Day, Wildflowers pays homage to the group of women whose vision and entrepreneurial spirit was pivotal to the establishment of Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum (now known as CAM). The origin story of this museum is one of defiance and solidarity, of educated young women using their privilege for the advancement of their community and forging life-long friendships in the process.

This origin story inspired a series of community workshops run in conjunction with the National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival 2023. Participants were invited to contribute a fabric motif symbolising the stories of these seven women. These were then sewn together into a single artefact, or storycloth. Devised and curated by Sarah Frazer, this storycloth forms the exhibition’s centrepiece and represents the combined effort of 24 artists, mostly from Castlemaine. It speaks to the materiality of the era and the sewing skills that each of CAM’s First Ladies possessed.


Terrace Projection: Michael Wolfe 20/70

In the 1970s they were in their 20s, and now in the 2020s they’re in their 70s and beyond. Unlike some traditional professions, where a defined age often marks the end of a career, artists tend to continue creating as long as they’re able.

In photographic portraits by Castlemaine artist Michael Wolfe, featuring 21 visual artists over age 70 from Mount Alexander Shire, this exhibition projection 20/70 explores how an artist’s practice is both dynamic and in constant evolution. Just what does creativity, character and commitment count for across a lifetime as an artist?

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Friday 8 March
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
Cost: Free

Please RSVP here

Event Supporters
Boomtown Wine
Love Shack Brewing Company
StrangeLove



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In Conversation | Julie Millowick and Kyla McFarlane

Sunday 10 March, 11:30am — Sunday 10 March, 12:30pm

Join renowned photographic artist Julie Millowick, and curator and writer, Kyla McFarlane in conversation at Castlemaine Art Museum on Sunday 10 March, 11:30am.

Delving into the underlying themes of Millowick’s new exhibition, Surrounding, the conversation will traverse ecological and feminist photography, renewal and regeneration, and examine Millowick’s practice and new series of work through a lens that is both intrinsically local and environmentally global.

Free event, all welcome.
No RSVP required.

This event is presented as part of PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography.


Julie Millowick
Julie Millowick began her photographic career working in the darkroom of Athol Shmith, John Cato and Peter Barr. After completing her studies at Prahran College of Advanced Education, she worked as a press and public relations photographer, after which the direction of her commercial folio changed and she worked as a corporate industrial photographer. Julie achieved early recognition for her photojournalism when she exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria and Australian Centre for Photography in 1977 in Australian New Work. She has exhibited and published regularly since then, with work held in major photography collections in Australia and internationally. In 1993 she exhibited work in the exhibition Intimate Lives with Sally Mann, Nan Goldin and Jaques Henri Lartigue at the International Fotofeis in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Kyla McFarlane
Dr Kyla McFarlane is a curator and writer from Aotearoa New Zealand, living and working in Naarm Melbourne. She is currently Academic Engagement Manager in the Museums and Collections Department at the University of Melbourne. Kyla has held key curatorial positions at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; the Centre for Contemporary Photography; and Monash University Museum of Art in Melbourne. Over two decades, her curating and art writing has focussed primarily on lens-based, feminist, performative and emerging art practices in her region. An experienced public speaker, Kyla has presented conference papers, participated in and chaired panels, opened exhibitions and presented guest lectures at numerous venues in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Sunday 10 March 2024
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Free

No RSVP required.



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