Reflections on the Castlemaine Art Museum Collection

23 June 2022—12 March 2023

Reflections on the Castlemaine Art Museum Collection

The works in this exhibition have featured in a series of articles published on the CAM website. Reflections began as part of CAM’s online response to the COVID-19 lockdown. Contributors are asked to ‘reflect’ on works or objects from the CAM collections and history. Reflections also included published interviews with local artists and education resources for young people.

Reflections has been an experiment in opening up CAM's art and museum collections to new voices and knowledge. This series and exhibition represent a commitment from the Castlemaine Art Museum to make our magnificent collection accessible, relevant and uplifting. We encourage and invite our community to continue these reflections and conversations and have included a number of works which have not yet attracted a ‘reflection’. The exhibition also includes a selection of objects in the historical museum downstairs.

We gratefully thank all contributors for their generous texts, many of whom have volunteered their writing; and the artists and makers who have inspired such curiosity and thought.

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Creative Victoria
Christine Bell

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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