Castlemaine Art Museum relies on the support of our generous donors and supporters to enable us to keep the doors open and the gallery operational.

CAM is a registered charity and gifts of $2 and more are fully tax-deductible. Every gift helps to support CAM and its work in the community.

If you would like more information on becoming a donor or upgrading your membership, please contact CAM Front of House staff from Thursday-Sunday, 12-4pm on 03 5472 2292.

Damon Moon, Untitled, 2019/20, slip-cast, low-fired stoneware, 23 carat gold-leaf. Collection of the artist. Image: Felix Wilson.


CAM gratefully acknowledges all support, from Government and program partners through to individual donors and in-kind supporters.

Government Partners
The Victorian Government through Creative Victoria
Mount Alexander Shire Council

Program Partners
Anonymous Benefactors through Smith & Singer
Christine Bell
Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation
Vizard Foundation
Peter Lovell and Michael Jan
Project Eleven
Castlemaine State Festival
National Library of Australia

Legal Partner
Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Haymes Paints
Musthave Vintage
Harcourt Apples
Friends of the Castlemaine Art Museum
Colour Factory
Tint Design

Media and Tourism Partners
Art Guide Australia
Castlemaine Mail

Anonymous benefactors through Smith & Singer
Harold & Frances Abbott Foundation
Bardas Family
Percy Baxter Trust
Christine Bell
Miss Winifred Brotherton
Castlemaine Art Museum Foundation
Percy Chaster
K. & H. Cooper
Neil M Daly
James Farrell
Diane Frape-Linton
Ian Potter Foundation
L & H Hect Trust
Sir John & Lady Higgins and Miss Catherine Higgins
Peter Lovell & Michael Jan
Helen Macfarlane and the Macfarlane Fund
Frank McKillop
E.B. Myer Charity Fund
William Paxton Charitable Fund
John T Reid Charitable Trust
E.A. Richards
Michael Rigg
Sandhurst Trustees
A C and B T Sinclair
The S R Stoneman Foundation
T C, B B and S R Stoneman
Helen M. Schutt Trust
Albert and Barbara Tucker Foundation
UTAH Foundation
Vizard Foundation
Walter J Whitchell

Harold Herbert, Castlemaine Art Gallery and Museum, 1931, watercolour. Gift of the artist, 1931. Image: Ian Hill.


Our community of members can feel proud in helping to keep our unique collection alive.

CAM was founded through the efforts of the Castlemaine community and continues to play an important and privileged role as a custodian of a collection on behalf its community.

As well as supporting CAM, members receive a free yearly subscription to Art Guide Australia as part of their membership.

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Unknown photographer, Celebrating the opening of the Higgins Gallery, 1961.


CAM's volunteers are integral to our operations.

Volunteers provide support across all facets of the organisation, including guiding, front of house support, events, collection research, and administration. CAM is not currently accepting new volunteers. Subscribe to our newsletter (below) to keep up to date with future opportunities.

CAM intern Emily Donehue installing Harley C Griffiths (1908–81), Pears 1939, in the Higgins Gallery. Image: Janina Green.

Friends of CAM

Friends of the Castlemaine Art Museum (FOCAM) is a supporter group for Members of the Castlemaine Art Museum to enhance their membership of CAM and enjoy art-related social fundraising events.

A small annual fee will ensure your support of CAM.
You will quickly recoup your membership fee. Benefits include:

  • Priority, discounted booking to our fundraising events, including monthly CAM Conversations where artists, curators and other experts speak and add to your knowledge and enjoyment of art;
  • Join the friendly group on bus excursions;
  • Come along on organised car pool events to nearby galleries or artists' studios;
  • Come to our Christmas break-up lunch, held exclusively for FOCAM Members;
  • Join our Committee.

Our Committee works hard to ensure we bring you interesting events and excursions, and suggestions are always welcome. All funds raised at functions go to CAM. Your membership fee covers our costs and insurance.

To join Friends of Castlemaine Art Museum Inc. you must be a financial member of the Castlemaine Art Museum.

If you are a current CAM member, simply download the FOCAM Membership Form and email to or deliver to Reception at CAM.

The FOCAM membership year is from 1st December to 30th November.

FOCAM Membership Fees -
First Year $15 (includes $5 joining fee)
Annual Fee $10

Payment is to be made directly into Friends of Castlemaine Art Museum Inc. bank account or by cash handed to the Reception at CAM in an enveloped clearly marked with your name.

Elsie M Clark, Lamp, c1930-1950, enamelware and metal. Image: Ian Hill

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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