For the Love of Song: David Frazer with Kelly, Walker, Cave, Lowe and Waits

24 March—25 June 2023

For the Love of Song: David Frazer with Kelly, Walker, Cave, Lowe and Waits

Castlemaine Art Museum's beautiful heritage-listed Sinclair Gallery comes alive with a passionate and unique collaboration between renowned printmaker and local artist David Frazer and some of the most iconic Australian and International songwriters of a generation: Paul Kelly (Aus); Don Walker (Aus); Nick Cave (Aus/UK); Nick Lowe (UK) and Tom Waits (USA).

Two great artforms entwine – image-making and song writing – together they reach into our hearts in profound ways. Frazer’s most recent collaboration with Tom Waits is a world premiere.

CAM presents Frazer’s handmade books and prints, lit from the sky above. For the Love of Song includes handmade illustrated books, endorsed and signed by the recording artists, as well as a huge suite of linocuts, broadsheets (images from the book), and Frazer’s magnificent wood blocks, works of art in themselves.

David Frazer
David Frazer has held over 40 solo exhibitions in Australia, London and China. He has won many art awards locally and internationally including the 1st International Print Biennial in Guanlan China, the Cossack Art Award (invited artist category), the Broken Hill Outback Art Prize, honourable mention (International Print Biennial Exhibit, Taiwan) and 6 people’s choice awards. In 2019, he was the Australian Commissioner for the Ulsan International Woodcut Biennial in Korea.
He has been selected 3 times to hang in the Royal Academy of London Summer Exhibition. In 2007 the ABC produced a documentary on Frazer as part of the “Artist at Work” series. He has taught printmaking extensively here and overseas. Frazer lives and works in Castlemaine.

Public Programs
Free public programs, including an artist floor talk, will be presented in the gallery throughout this exhibition. All details will be shared on our website. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive special updates and invitations.


Castlemaine State Festival

Rotary Club of Castlemaine

Tint Design

Womindjika Woorineen willam bit
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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