Events

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...

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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.

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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.

View exhibition details.

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

Bookings essential.
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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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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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