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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.



Saturday 18 December, 2:00pm — Saturday 18 December, 4:00pm

CAM welcomes guests to an artist talk by Peter Tyndall to accompany his new exhibition SINCLAIR+GALLERY at 2pm, Saturday 18 December.

The exhibition SINCLAIR+GALLERY will re-stage all such SITE+SIGHT inspections, as the Actors of Regard come and go.

The formal Title of each Act of Regard will be :


A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

someone looks at something...


Peter Tyndall


Theatre of the Actors of Regard

When: Saturday 18 December, 2-4pm
Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Cost: Free

Bookings non-essential.

Saturday 18 December, 2:00pm

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Experimental Print Prize - The Winners Speak

Sunday 12 December, 2:00pm — Sunday 12 December, 3:00pm

CAM welcomes you to join this year's winning artists in conversation on Sunday 12 December from 2pm-3pm. The Experimental Print Prize draws together artists from all over Victoria to investigate new possibilities within the bounds of printmaking. Bookings are not required.

The winners of the 2021 Experimental Print Prize, as judged by Catherine Pilgrim and Trent Walter, are:

First Prize - Bridget Hillebrand, Drift, 2021

Highly Commended - John Loane, The Shallow, The Deep (existential dichotomies), 2020

Emerging Artist Award - Hannah Caprice, We must be imaging things, 2019

Visit the exhibition to cast your vote in the People's Choice Award.

The Experimental Print Prize is open now until 28 February 2022.

Castlemaine Art Museum recognises and celebrates contemporary printmaking. There is a strong tradition of printmaking in Victoria and this non-acquisitive prize is the second of three award exhibitions.

Experimental Print Prize - The Winners Speak
When: Sunday 12 December, 2-3pm
Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Cost: Free

Bookings non-essential.

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Job Opportunity: Front of House Officer

Thursday 2 September

Join the team!

CAM is pleased to be recruiting for the part-time position of Front of House Officer.

The Front of House Officer is the face of CAM in the community and upholds and promotes our organisational values. They are key in connecting CAM with visitors, and reporting observations, issues, and opportunities that present at reception desk to management staff.

The Front of House Officer is responsible for the daily operations of the public gallery spaces, to provide a welcome, professional and safe environment for CAM visitors, and to ensure the highest quality of customer service. The Front of House Office provide an effective level of administration, membership management, financial reporting, and facilities management to support operational needs.

The Front of House staff works without supervision on weekends, and manages some volunteers.

The role is offered as a 2 year part-time contract, working 25 hours per fortnight, in accordance with the following fortnightly roster:
Week one:
9:00am-5:00pm Thursday;
11:00am-7:00pm Friday;
11:45am-4:45pm Saturday-Sunday.
Week two:
No work.

Please see the Position Description for further information.

Applications due Sunday 19 September 2021
Interviews will take place on 22/23 September 2021
Training will take place on 30 September/1 October 2021
The position commences on Thursday 7 October 2021

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a short statement addressing each of the key selection criteria and contact details of three referees.

Please forward all applications and address all enquiries to Nell Fraser, General Manager, at nell.fraser@castlemaineartmuseum.org.au.

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Entries are now open for Len Fox Painting Prize 2022

Monday 26 July


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The Len Fox Painting Award is a biennial acquisitive painting prize and is awarded to a living Australian artist to commemorate the life and work of Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865–1915), the uncle of Len Fox, partner of benefactor Mona Fox. The award is funded through a bequest from Mona Fox, with $50,000 awarded to the winner.

The Len Fox Award recognises and promotes the work of Australian artists pursuing the artistic interests and qualities of E. P. Fox. These include engagement with colour and light; ambitious connections with international developments in art; and, an interest in travel and an engagement with the cultures of diverse regions and peoples.

The Len Fox Award will be made to a painting judged to have addressed the interests of E. P. Fox as an imaginative, inquisitive and worldly artist. This is an acquisitive award, with the winning painting becoming part of the CAM Collection.

Entries are now open, until 15 December 2021.

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Join our team

Monday 28 June

Join the team at this exciting time!

CAM is pleased to be recruiting for two new part-time positions. The Curator (0.6FTE) and Public Programs Officer (0.2FTE) will join the CAM team in realising an ambitious two-year program. This is a significant step forward in building CAM’s capacity as Australia’s leading regional art museum in the sphere of bold curation that brings art and objects from the past and present into multi-layered conversations.

These roles have been created through project funding from the Commonwealth Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund. The positions will begin on 1 September 2021.

Please see Position Descriptions for the Public Programs Officer and Curator for further information.

Applications due Sunday 25 July 2021.
Interviews will take place in the week of 2 August 2021.
The position commences on Wednesday 1 September 2021.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a short statement addressing each of the key selection criteria and contact details of three referees.

Please forward all applications and address all enquiries to Naomi Cass, Director, at naomi.cass@castlemaineartmuseum.org.au or phone on 03 5472 2292.

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Willam Dja Dja Wurrung Balug
Wokuk mung gole-bo-turoi
talkoop mooroopook

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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