Terrace Projection: Michael Wolfe 20/70

4 March—1 June 2024

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?

“My experience of artistic practice and aging is one of becoming more creatively free, that I’m experimenting and exploring themes and approaches with confidence, vitality and energy. Unburdened, to an extent, by fear of failure or maintaining and building a career and reputation.” – Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe
Michael Wolfe has had over 30 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows, such as being included in the 2019 Castlemaine State Festival with the exhibition ‘Shimmer’, the 2020 contemporary landscape survey show (Con)textural Landscapes at Bendigo Art Gallery, 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale open program, and collaborated with renowned Australian author Alex Miller in the international collab project and exhibition 'Now&Them' in Shanghai China.

Michael has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally and his work is included in public, corporate and private collections. These include Bendigo Art Gallery; La Trobe University; Capital Theatre, Bendigo; Old Fire Station Arts Centre, Bendigo; La Trobe Building Society.

Michael Wolfe 20/70 Catalogue
An exhibition catalogue is available which features all 21 photographic portraits alongside artist biographies. Click here to view the catalogue online.

Terrace Projections
Through the Australian Government's RISE Fund, Castlemaine Art Museum presents Terrace Projections, a program of exhibitions, installations and events for the community. Using the medium of light, CAM is bringing contemporary images and ideas to the streets of Castlemaine in a new series of commissions with local and national artists.
Screening every evening from sunset.

Public Programs
Free public programs, such as an artist talk, will be presented throughout this exhibition. All details will be shared on our website. Click here to subscribe to our mailing list to receive special updates and invitations.


Exhibition Supporters
Cantwell Property Castlemaine
The Mill Castlemaine
Arts Open – Meet The Makers

Terrace Projection Major Partner
Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative

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