Events

Terrace Nights: Projection Launch and Opening of Zoe Amor and Liz Williamson

Friday 21 October, 6:00pm — Friday 21 October, 8:30pm

CAM invites you to celebrate the launch of our latest Terrace Projection and the opening of Liz Williamson: Weaving Eucalypts Project and Zoe Amor's Orbit show: Architecture of a dream.

After sunset, our latest Terrace Projection: I'll Be Me will be viewable on the CAM façade.

Drinks and light refreshments provided.

Terrace Projections: I'll Be Me

I’ll Be Me is a presentation of new filmmaking voices: Aleka Adam, Cosmo Adams, Billy Lister, Tenzin Marius, Theo Mellick-Cooper and Ari Thongsri who, armed with the tools of self-reliance, have created their own stories to be projected on CAM’s façade. Six young members of the Castlemaine community have taken a chance to learn new skills and invest time and energy into exploring what matters to them. Two award-winning local bike riders Angus Melville and Flynn Chulp also make an unusual appearance in the projection.

Orbit: Zoe Amor - Architecture of a dream

Informed by Zoe's deep appreciation for the natural world and the way in which diverse forms of life might peacefully coexist; my ongoing project Architecture of a dream is a mothership for visionary compositions and meditations on culturally and ecologically significant microcosms.

Liz Williamson: Weaving Eucalypts Project

This collaborative project by Australian weaver Liz Williamson explores local colour, cultural connections, and shared weaving traditions. It extends from Williamson’s research into experiments with Australian natural dye plants and unique colours extracted from locally sourced plants.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Friday 21 October
Time: 6pm
Cost: Free

Please RSVP here.

Supported by
Besen Family Foundation
Boomtown Wine
Creative Victoria
Friends of Castlemaine Art Museum (FOCAM)
Mount Alexander Shire Council
Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative



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Artist Talk: Zoe Amor

Saturday 22 October, 12:15pm — Saturday 22 October, 1:15pm

Join artist Zoe Amor for a floor talk, discussing her Orbit exhibition Architecture of a dream in the Sinclair Gallery at Castlemaine Art Museum on Saturday 22 October, 12:30pm.

Informed by a deep appreciation for the natural world and how diverse forms of life might peacefully coexist; Zoe Amor's ongoing project Architecture of a dream is a mothership for visionary compositions and meditations on culturally and ecologically significant microcosms.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Saturday 22 October
Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm
Cost: Free

No RSVP required.

Supported by The Besen Family Foundation and Friends of the Castlemaine Art Museum (FOCAM).



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Lecture with Liz Williamson: Hidden in their leaves: eucalypts dye experiments in Australia

Saturday 22 October, 2:00pm — Saturday 22 October, 3:00pm

Hidden in their leaves: eucalypts dye experiments in Australia

In this talk, artist and weaver Liz Williamson will discuss the Weaving Eucalypts Project exhibition now showing at CAM from 15 September 2022 – 12 February 2023.

The project involves a community of practitioners from Australia, New Zealand and several Indian Ocean countries – practitioners linked by an engagement with nature, concern for sustainability and natural dyeing.

Liz Williamson will briefly discuss the development to the project, key eucalypts dye experiments in Australia and the dissemination of eucalypts to Indian Ocean countries and the practitioners in the projects. Her presentation includes the landmark research of Jean Carman, who was the first to systematically document the colours of Australian Eucalypts by testing over 450 species and publishing her findings in 1978.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Saturday 22 October
Time: 2 – 3pm
Cost: Free

No RSVP required.



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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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