Events

Drawing with Foxes

Friday 27 May, 4:00pm — Friday 27 May, 6:00pm

CAM invites you to a casual afternoon of drawing held amongst the Len Fox Painting Prize exhibition.

Drawing a painting? You might argue that drawing is the foundation of painting, a starting point and place to develop ideas. With this in mind, we invite you to look to the works for inspiration. Surrounded by paintings from fifty three exhibiting artists whose works embody Emmanuel Philips Fox’s connection with light, colour and connection to place, there is much to be explored. Make yourself comfortable at CAM and draw amongst like-minded people. All ages and ability levels are invited to come and let loose on paper. Facilitated by local artist Anna Schwann.

Please contact our friendly staff at the front desk with any access questions so that we can give you the best experience.

Cost: Free

Where: The Len Fox Prize exhibition

When: Friday May 27 and Friday 10 June

Time: 4-6 pm

Provided: Drawing materials (pencils, charcoal, coloured pencils etc) butchers paper, sketch paper, drawing boards.

BYO: Any special papers or drawing materials.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drawing-with-foxes-a-drawing-session-at-cam-tickets-340278360737



Dates:
Friday 27 May, 4:00pm
Friday 10 June, 4:00pm

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Castlemaine Art Museum Book Fair

Saturday 26 March, 12:00pm — Sunday 27 March, 4:00pm

CAM is hosting a two-day regional art book fair held on the gallery terrace showcasing local artist publications.

To complement the 2022 Melbourne Art Book Fair, CAM is hosting a two-day regional art book fair held on the gallery terrace and inside the beautiful 1931 art deco building. From 12pm-4pm across the weekend of the 26 and 27 March, CAM will host stalls showcasing work by central Victorian artists, writers, and publishers, and two afternoon panel discussions on creating and publishing in the regions.

Date and time
Sat, March 26, 2022
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM AEDT

Sun, March 27, 2022
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM AEDT

Location
Castlemaine Art Museum
14 Lyttleton Street
Castlemaine, VIC 3450



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Submissions now open for Terrace Projections: Youth

Wednesday 23 March, 9:00am — Monday 18 April, 5:00pm

Castlemaine Art Museum is inviting expressions of interest
from young people between the ages of 14 and 21 for the
Terrace Projections: Youth project, no previous artistic or creative experience required.

A group of young people will be chosen to work together through a series of workshops led by local artist Leonie Van Eyk to create a video artwork that will be projected onto the external walls of Castlemaine Art Museum’s iconic art deco building from Friday 29 July - Sunday 2 October 2022.

The program will take the form of a series of 5 workshops with a focus on developing skills in filmmaking, photography and animation, creating and collating content to build a video work that communicates the ideas of the group to an audience. The workshops will investigate art films that have inspired activism and youth political movements, to delve into thoughtful discussions around what is current and valid in this particular time. What do you as the next generation wish to say?

The film (whatever form it takes), will be projected onto CAM’s external walls as part of the official gallery program and will run between 29th July – 2 October 2022.

Submission Form

Important Dates

Tuesday 3 May, 5pm-7pm (intro to projection and Pizza night)

Tuesday 10 May, 5pm-7pm

Tuesday 24 May, 5pm-7pm

Tuesday 31 May, 5pm-7pm

Tuesday 14 June, 5pm-7pm

Projection Launch: Friday 29 July, 2022

Submissions due by Monday 18 April

Submission forms and questions can be sent to livia.kenney@castlemaineartmuseum.org.au, or you can call the gallery on 03 5472 2292.



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Terrace Nights: drawing workshop with Eloise Grills

Friday 25 February, 5:30pm — Friday 25 February, 7:30pm

In this guided drawing workshop with local essayist, comics artist and poet, Eloise Grills, participants will be led through a series of prompts that respond to CAM’s projection of Michael Corridore’s Angry Black Snake.

Angry Black Snake captures the drama of burn out meets across regional Australia. The term describes when an engine overheats and the radiator hose explodes through the smoke. This workshop will explore themes such as climate change and bodies in landscape.

Eloise Grills has taught creative writing and comics through Arts Access, Stella Schools, Emerging Writers Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, and a number of universities. Her work has been recognised by awards such as The Melbourne Prize, The Peter Blazey Fellowship, The Lifted Brow X RMIT Non/Fiction Lab Prize for Experimental Nonfiction, The Cosmonauts Avenue Nonfiction Prize and the Woollahra Digital Literary Award. Her first full-length illustrated essay collection ‘big beautiful female theory’ is forthcoming via Affirm Press in July 2022.

This is a relaxed workshop.

No prior drawing experience required.

Non-alcoholic punch and drawing materials provided.

Young people are especially encouraged to attend this workshop, though all ages are welcome.

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Experimental Print Prize - Another Dimension

Saturday 19 February, 2:00pm — Saturday 19 February, 3:00pm

CAM welcomes you to join three of the selected artists as they discuss their conceptual approach to experimentation for EPP. The Experimental Print Prize draws together artists from all over Victoria to investigate new possibilities within the bounds of printmaking.

Another Dimension - artists in conversation are:

Rudi Williams:

unfixed: σκιά σκιά σκιά ombra ombra ombra shadow shadow shadow 2021

Jon Butt:

u Muography - experimental printer 2021

Kate Gorringe-Smith:

Eastern Curlew Afterimage (the things we see more clearly once they're gone), 2021

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.

Address: 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
Cost: Free
Bookings via Eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/experimental-print-prize-talks-another-dimension-tickets-261583672807?ref=estw



Dates:
Saturday 19 February, 2:00pm

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Terrace Nights: Michael Corrdiore, 'Angry Black Snake'

Friday 4 February, 6:00pm — Friday 4 February, 9:00pm

Castlemaine Art Museum invites you to the launch of a new projection program, and a series of public programs, 'Terrace Nights'.
'Terrace Nights' opens with a projection of photographer Michael Corridore's work 'Angry Black Snake' on the gallery facade.
‘Angry Black Snake’ contrasts the joy of gathering in celebration of a shared love of cars, with dream-like scenery that is neither distinctly pleasant nor clearly post-apocalyptic. Corridore’s contextless figures elicit a sense of unease in the viewer that remains unceasingly relevant in conversations around man’s impact upon the environment. 'Angry Black Snake' was the winner of the Aperture Foundation's Portfolio Prize and was exhibited in their New York gallery in 2010.
Please join us in the gallery at 6pm, Friday 4 February to be the first to hear about this new two-year program of projections and events.
Drinks and light refreshments provided.
Music by Castlemaine Electronics Workshop;
Refreshments by Sprout Bakery & Long Paddock;
Wine by Black Jack Wines.

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National Boys Choir of Australia - Annual Concert Tour

Thursday 13 January, 5:00pm — Thursday 13 January, 6:30pm

CAM is pleased to host the National Boys Choir of Australia for their Annual Concert Tour, 'Gippsland to Goldfields'.

CAM will stay open late until 6:30pm on Thursday 13 January, with the boys performing three 15-20 minute sets from 5pm-6:30pm.

The National Boys Choir of Australia is delighted to return to the concert platform after nearly two years, to present a program of beautiful choral works, including Australian songs, folk tunes and classical pieces, a few favourite showtunes, and a tiny touch of Disney.

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In Conversation: Peter Tyndall: SINCLAIR+GALLERY

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

Join artist Peter Tyndall and curator Jenny Long in conversation 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 :

detail

A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

someone looks at something...

LOGOS/HA HA

Peter Tyndall

for

Theatre of the Actors of Regard

Peter Tyndall: SINCLAIR+GALLERY
When: Saturday 18 December, 2-4pm
Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Cost: Free

Bookings non-essential.



Dates:
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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One Word is a Million: writing workshops at CAM - Workshop 2

Saturday 13 November, 9:00am — ,

One Word is a Million: writing workshops at CAM
Workshop 2: Cloudy: A few isolated showers…

Local storyteller Wahibe Moussa is presenting two writing workshops that encourage new writing in response to artworks currently on exhibition at Castlemaine Art Museum.

Wahibe approaches art and writing with the belief that everyone has the ability to interact with and be inspired by art. We can foster new narratives using prompts that invite us to explore an individual artwork through our senses, creating new relationships between art and our inner world.

Each guided workshop will take place while the gallery is closed and surrounded by an exhibition for inspiration. Using the artworks as instigators, participants will be guided using prompts and drama-based stimulus to create new writing.

Who is this for?
This is a generative writing workshop, aimed to help participants discover entry points into their creative writing. You may have an idea, but can’t think how to get started, or feel daunted by the sight of the first blank page. You may be in the middle of the Great Australian Novel but stuck on a particular point.

You may be a writer, you may be a visual artist, a performer, a cook, a nurse. You may be a high school student struggling with an assignment. Whoever you are, come along with your pen and notebook or electronic device of choice. But most of all bring along your curiosity and let’s see what we can do together. All genres are welcome: poetry, fiction, dialogue, essay, and anything in between.

Each workshop will be two and a half hours long. Participants can expect to leave the workshop with two or three pieces of new writing.

This event was supported by Mount Alexander Shire Council.

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Workshop 2: Cloudy: A few isolated showers…
When: Saturday 13 November, 9am-11:30am
Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Cost: $10

Bookings essential.

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One Word is a Million: writing workshops at CAM - Workshop 1

Saturday 21 August, 9:00am — ,

One Word is a Million: writing workshops at CAM
Workshop 1: #Perempuan 2021: Contemporary Indonesian Art.

Local storyteller Wahibe Moussa is presenting two writing workshops that encourage new writing in response to artworks currently on exhibition at Castlemaine Art Museum.

Wahibe approaches art and writing with the belief that everyone has the ability to interact with and be inspired by art. We can foster new narratives using prompts that invite us to explore an individual artwork through our senses, creating new relationships between art and our inner world.

Each guided workshop will take place while the gallery is closed and surrounded by an exhibition for inspiration. Using the artworks as instigators, participants will be guided using prompts and drama-based stimulus to create new writing.

Who is this for?
This is a generative writing workshop, aimed to help participants discover entry points into their creative writing. You may have an idea, but can’t think how to get started, or feel daunted by the sight of the first blank page. You may be in the middle of the Great Australian Novel but stuck on a particular point.

You may be a writer, you may be a visual artist, a performer, a cook, a nurse. You may be a high school student struggling with an assignment. Whoever you are, come along with your pen and notebook or electronic device of choice. But most of all bring along your curiosity and let’s see what we can do together. All genres are welcome: poetry, fiction, dialogue, essay, and anything in between.

Each workshop will be two and a half hours long. Participants can expect to leave the workshop with two or three pieces of new writing.

This event was supported by Mount Alexander Shire Council.

View exhibition details.

Workshop 1: #Perempuan 2021
When: Saturday 21 August, 9:00 - 11:30
Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Cost: $10

Bookings essential.
Click on the link below to book.
Change the date to '21 August' and a booking button will appear next to the event.

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Entries are now open for Len Fox Painting Prize 2022

Monday 26 July

LEN FOX PAINTING PRIZE 2022

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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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Entries are now open for the 2021 Experimental Print Prize.

Friday 28 May

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CAM is pleased to announce the second Experimental Print Prize. Established in 2019, the biennial, non-acquisitive prize is open to artists resident in Victoria. Through the generous support of an anonymous local donor, three prizes are offered: $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 for an emerging artist.

There is a strong tradition of printmaking in Victoria and the EPP seeks to foster new directions in the field through both the exhibition of shortlisted artists and awarding of prizes. Unique amongst printmaking prizes, EPP recognises that experimentation and risk are essential to art.

Entries are invited from artists using innovative approaches to traditional printmaking processes such as intaglio, relief, planographic, digital processes and photography (if included within the printmaking process). Experimentation may include challenging and redefining concepts of printmaking; crossing traditional boundaries between media; pushing the limits of medium and process; engaging with new tools, techniques and materials; artists’ books and three dimensional work will be accepted. Established through to early career artists are encouraged to apply.

Writing on the inaugural EPP for Imprint Magazine, Viva Hall stated, “The prize is a varied and exciting example of diversity within print. Being a non-acquisitive prize with an emphasis on experimentation gives room for artists to push themselves and their practices.”

In 2019 Rebecca Mayo was awarded the First Prize for her work Escape Route: Melbourne to Canberra, 2018; Mark Friedlander took out the second prize for Containment, 2019; and Yoshe Gillespie was awarded the Emerging Artist Award and the Friends of Castlemaine Art Museum (FOCAM) People's Choice Award for her work Transitory, 2019.

2021 JUDGES
Catherine Pilgrim, a celebrated local artist and educator working with lithography and drawing; Trent Walters of Negative Press, publisher of limited edition prints and artists' books by contemporary Australian artists; Naomi Cass, CAM Director, as non-voting Chair.

EXHIBITION
The official exhibition opening of the shortlisted artists and announcement of winners will be held on 13 November, 2021.
An exhibition of shortlisted works will be held at Castlemaine Art Museum, 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria, from 13 November - 28 February 2022.
Selected artists will be asked to provide a short biography and artist statement.

Entry fee $35.00

HOW TO ENTER
Head to our entry page and:

  1. Read the conditions of entry and ensure all eligibility requirements are met
  2. Complete the entry form
  3. Upload a high-quality digital image
  4. Submit payment of AUD $35.00 (incl. GST) per work (one print only)
  5. Once processed, acknowledgement of entry and receipt of payment will be emailed to entrants.

IMPORTANT DATES
Entries Open: 28 May 2021
Entries close: 26 September 2021
Shortlisting: September
Notification by email of selection: 10 October 2021
Selected entries to be delivered to the Castlemaine Art Museum between: 21-24 October 2021, between 12.00pm and 5.00pm
Exhibition dates: 13 November 2021 - 28 February 2022
Official opening and announcement of prizes: 13 November 2021
Collection of works: 4-7 March 2022

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Floor Talk: #Perempuan 2021

Saturday 15 May, 2:30pm — ,

Join Project Eleven's Konfir Kabo, Mara Sisson and Ressika Tikoalu in conversation as they discuss #Perempuan 2021: Contemporary Indonesian Art.

Perempuan 2021 celebrates voices and unspoken stories of Indonesian women – a platform for artists to share issues that are not always openly discussed in Indonesia. Selected from the remarkable Project Eleven Collection, this exhibition explores activism, values and traditions through a broad range of art forms from painting, photography, textiles, sculpture and installation.

This exhibitions is supported by the Kabo Foundation, Art Guide Australia, Tint Design, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

2:30pm-3:30pm.
Stoneman Gallery.

Bookings are not required.



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Opening: Minaal Lawn, Orbit: 173 Forms

Saturday 15 May, 12:30pm — ,

Join artist Minaal Lawn in the Benefactor's Gallery for the launch of her Orbit exhibition: 173 Forms.
This is the fourth exhibition in CAM’s Orbit program; a series of exhibitions by artists who live and work in Central Victoria.

Glenlyon based artist Minaal Lawn makes intimate, domestic scale ceramic objects that celebrate the reconciliation of her Indian heritage with her Australian upbringing. Her work examines the transformation from an inherited culture, revisiting childhood stories and object symbolism, to one that is owned.

173 Forms runs from May 6-May 30 2021.

12:30pm-2:30pm.
Benefactors Gallery.

Bookings not required.



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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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