arts open program: march 8-10th 2014, castlemaine, australia
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DESCRIPTIONArts Open is a Visual Arts extravaganza featuring over 70 artists, across 40 studios and galleries. The program will not just feature the opportunity to meet the artists in their own studios but also incorporate Public Talks, Book Signings, and a Gala Ball. Labour Day Weekend 2014 in Castlemaine, regional Victoria, Australia.
Open StudiosFRIDAY 7 - MONDAY 10 MARCHlabour day WEEkEnd 2014
Castlemaine & DistrictStudios • Galleries •Exhibitions • Workshops
arts open 2014
Arts Open WelcomearTS oPEn is an event designed to promote regional visual arts in historic Castlemaineand the surrounding district. offering a rare opportunity to visit studios and galleries withinthe shire and experience a behind the scenes, personal look at artists in their naturalhabitat, discuss their artwork and techniques, and purchase directly from the artist.
beginning as a boom town after gold was discovered in 1851, Castlemaine and theMount alexander Shire now boasts a vibrant community with an eclectic mix of peopleand a broad range of historical, culinary, artistic and social opportunities for visitors.
With the generous support of the Mount alexander Shire Council, laTrobe universityand Cantwell Property this event showcases over 70 local artists, galleries, walks, talksand workshops in what has become a very successful biennial event. Welcome and enjoy!
Getting Here, Getting AroundTRAIN: Castlemaine is an easy 90 minute journey from Melbourne’s Southern Crossstation along the bendigo line departing every hour from 6am to 10.30pm. Castlemainerailway Station is centrally located making walking around town a great option. For timetables and fares www.vline.com.au ph: 1800 800 007DRIVING: Castlemaine is approx 120km north west of Melbourne driving via theTullamarine Freeway following the signs to bendigo and the Calder Freeway. The turnoff tothe old Calder Highway at Malmsbury will take you via Taradale, Elphinstone and Harcourt.BUSES: www.castlemainebuslines.com.au TAXI: 131 008WALKING: Walking maps and heaps of local information are available from the VisitorInformation Centre in the Castlemaine Market building, Mostyn Street, CastlemaineOTHER TOWNS in the Shire include Maldon, Chewton, Harcourt, Guildford andnewstead. While you can easily walk around Castlemaine and visit a large number ofstudios and venues, the outlying areas really require a car or a strong pair of cycling legs!
Accommodation Booking ServiceCastlemaine, Maldon and surrounds offer a wide range of accommodation options. yourenquiry will be handled by trained and knowledgeable staff who can offer the right advice -whether you are travelling alone, as a couple, family or group.Freecall 1800 171 888 www.maldoncastlemaine.com.auAlso checkout: www.newnorthern.com.au
Contact InformationIf you need to check something about an artist or gallery - please contact them directly.email: [email protected] web: www.artsopen.com.au
AcknowledgementsSpecial thanks to Mount alexander Shire Council, Michelle day, ben laycock, robJennings, Scott Sanders, Michael Wolfe, Helen bodycomb, Mark anstey, Melissa Scott,Tegan lang and our many unsung volunteers, businesses and artists.
Castlemaine State Festivalsupports Arts Open
We hope you will return toour region in March 2015 to join us for more fabulousopen studios and exhibitionsas part of the 40th Anniversarycelebrations for theCastlemaine State Festival!
FESTIVAL DATES - 13 - 22 March 2015www.castlemainefestival.com.au1975-2015
PHoTo: JulIE MIlloWICk oF Tara GIlbEE’S VISual arTS 2013 bIEnnIal ExHIbITIon aT TuTES CoTTaGE
arts open 2014
Lot 19 Arts Open Opening SpectacularMcShannags Lane, Castlemaine. Friday March 7th 6-9pmlot19 hosts the opening festivities with a spectacle of live theatre,music and art. There will be surprises, wise words, all the info andpreviews of the wonderful weekend ahead, and lots to celebrate. Mamas kitchen and Papas bar open, no pets no byo. check lot19art.com for further details...
Arts Open Opening Night
Theatre Royal, 30 Hargraves Street, CastlemaineSaturday March 8th 7.30pmTickets $70 available from Theatre Royal 5472 1196 www.artopen.com.auFeaturing a Parisian demi Monde bohemian theme, the Gala arts ball is an evening of fine wining and dining, dancing and fun in australia’soldest theatre, Castlemaine’s Theatre royal.a cross cultural cavalcade of performance, art, music and theatrehosted by the deliciously burlesque Madame leila leontine. Featuringa live dance band and a preview launch of the 2015 Castlemaine StateFestival with director Martin Paten and special guest bruce Esplinhead of regional arts Victoria. Two course dinner, drinks at bar prices. Updates and further info: www.artopen.com.au
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Celebrating Arts Open - Special Events
My work makes reference to language and the graphic nature of symbolism and themaking of marks. Most recently I have returned to incorporating geometric forms, brightcolours with textural contrast.
Benchmark Collective, 14 Templeton Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 5pm t: 5472 1346w: www.benchmarkcollective.com.au e: [email protected]
a deep concern for the environment, given the realities of climate change, informs my work.Circles are an ever-present theme. For me circles evoke feelings of old worlds, new worlds,looking through and looking beyond. Circles within our minds. The circular thinking as we liveour lives knowing the impact we are having on the planet.
Falkner Gallery, 35 Templeton Street, Castlemaineopen: 11am - 5pm t: 5470 5858w: falknergallery.com.au e: [email protected]
Prime-Art Youth Arts Hub
The Prime-art exhibition is made up of body of work that was produced by young people ages12-16 during the 2013 Spring and 2014 Summer Prime-art holiday programs. Working withlocal artists Helen bodycomb, Melinda rodnight, rhyll Plant and Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, theseyoung artists created works in mosaic, link-cut, screenprinting and sculpture.
Prime-Art Cafe, 30 Templeton Street, Castlemaineopen: Sat - Sun 10am - 4pm t: 5472 3299w: www.cced.com.au e: [email protected]
PrInTMakInG, MoSaIC, SCulPTurE, FIlM www.artsopen.com.au/artists/prime-art/
Sarah Fowler & Carol De Graauw
Talented Gold and Silversmiths Sarah and Carol produce beautiful and original hand made jewelleryfrom their shared studio in Castlemaine. using traditional silversmithing techniques (repousse, raisingand fusing) to create jewellery that is boldly contemporary, yet embedded in fundamental techniquesand timeless influences.
Studio, 12 Doveton Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 4pm t: 0437 275 399w: www.sarahfowlerjewellery.com e: [email protected]
Phil’s practice over the last 28 years has been powerfully informed by the ceramic cultureof South East asia, Japan, China and korea. He has been strongly focused on thedevelopment of form and in particular, the form of the bowl.
Studio, 89 Templeton Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 4pm Friday - Sunday t: 0429 129 798w: www.philelsonpottery.com e: [email protected]
My work is mainly based around the land. Shapes, rocks and forms in the landscape, thesky, mist and the light on the horizon line are some of my main influences. My interest liesin the hidden beliefs and meanings that many cultures have regarding rocks, mountainsand mounds.Herons Gallery, 68 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaineopen: 11am - 4pm t: 5472 1030 Michelle: 0417 825 261w: www.heronsgallery.com www.michelleday.com.au
artists exhibiting include aleshia ng, Jacinta Walsh, kathy dal Forno, allis Maun, ben laycock, lillyan Shirvington, John a Smith, orryelle and Jim Coad. We have a rabbit warren of studios inhabited by a colourful mix of artists representing a broad crosssection of genres. We even have our own gallery to show off the results of our prodigious work ethic.
arT SPaCE, STudIoS and GallEry www.artsopen.com.au/artists/caspa-art-space/
Johno A Smith
My works are plein air abstract improvisations constructed with remnant and collectedearth material. My intention is to project the psychological experience of a place.
CASPA, Level 1, 101 Mostyn St (enter via Hargraves St), Castlemaineopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0418 318 620e: [email protected]
CASPA, Level 1, 101 Mostyn St (enter via Hargraves St), Castlemaineopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0427 223 358w: www.castlemainefringe.org.au/caspa/ e: [email protected]
Video architecture is re-imagining the built environment using a combination of state ofthe art technology and traditional visual arts practices.
CASPA, Level 1, 101 Mostyn St (enter via Hargraves St), Castlemaineopen: 10am - 5pm t: 5472 2225w: www.videoarchitecture.com.au e: [email protected]
VIdEo arCHITECTurE www.artsopen.com.au/artists/jim-coad/
Painting the whole of australia from the desert to the coast via the waterways and swamps.as a painter my focus has always been on the environment.
CASPA, Level 1, 101 Mostyn St (enter via Hargraves St), Castlemaineopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0401 338 284w: www.benlaycock.com.au e: [email protected]
Gold, sterling silver, fine silver, local rock, precious gems. My works aim to capture anecho in the passage of time. Inspired by Earths living history, and past civilizations, I aimto incorporate ancient silver smithing techniques with contemporary jewellery designs.
CASPA, Hargraves St above Stonemans Bookroom, Castlemaineopen: 11am - 4pm t: 0431 230 720e: [email protected]
Painter, photographer, designer and quite a handy leg spin bowler, Michael likes makingpictures and has been doing it fairly seriously for 25 years, he’s a Cancerian who likespizza and beer. His work is included in public, corporate and private collections.
Union Studio, 9 Union Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 4pm t: 5470 6446w: www.unionstudio.com.au e: [email protected]
PaInTEr & PHoToGraPHEr www.artsopen.com.au/artists/union-studio-gallery/
I am intrigued by the nature and fluidity of hot glass. I sculpt and blow this material intovarious and intricate forms.
Union Studio, 9 Union Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 4pm t: 5470 6446w: www.flameglass.com e: [email protected]
GlaSS arTIST www.artsopen.com.au/artists/cas-davey/
Catherine Shields is a multidisciplinary artist using lens-based methods to generate digitalprints, video, performance, drawing and installation. She is currently using the movingbody in public domains to question notions to do with disclosure of self.
Run Rabbit Run, 24 Hargraves Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0459 905 903e: [email protected]
MulTI-MEdIa arTIST www.artsopen.com.au/artists/catherine-shields/
The work of Melissa Scott incorporates both Photomedia and Printmaking forms of visualstorytelling. The key themes that unite the various modes of her practice centre on the complex(and endlessly contested) dynamics of love, desire and betrayal.
Run Rabbit Run, 24 Hargraves Street, Castlemaineopen: 11am - 5pm t: 0427 223 358w: www.melissa-scott-artworks.com e: [email protected]
PHoToGraPHEr and PrInTMakEr www.artsopen.com.au/artists/melissa-scott/
The recurring theme of hollow angel portrays an experience of the void, loss, disappearance of hope, and facing the abyss of extinction.
The Comma, 16 Hargraves Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0438 551 173w: www.janpalethorpe.com e: [email protected]
PrInTMakEr and PaInTEr www.artsopen.com.au/artists/jan-palethorpe/
I combine my passion for nature and history, travel and the pre-colonial landscape in mynarrative. I seek to reveal the Indigenous Cultural landscape, to revisit with new eyes, theGondwana Felix, before the Gold rush.
Lyttleton Studio, 94a Lyttleton Street (cnr of Urquhart St), Castlemaineopen: Fri – Sun 10am – 5pm t: 0409 209 707w: www.elizatree.com e: [email protected]
PaInTEr & ExPEdITIonEr www.artsopen.com.au/artists/eliza-tree/
Shades of Gray
artists Chelly and Peter Gray found a roll of rusty wire on their country property 19 years agoand started twisting it into works of art. Perhaps because of their ceramics training, theircreations are functional as well as original, from candelabras and bowls to beds, mirrors, firescreens, sculptures and garden art.
Studio & Gallery, Corner of Farnsworth and Brown Sts, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0409 189 964w: www.shadesofgray.net.au e: [email protected]
Catherine Pilgrim makes meticulous drawings and stone lithographs. Her work is includedin corporate, public and private collections.
Studio, Rear, 87 Farnsworth Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0412 550 100w: www.catherinepilgrim.com e: [email protected]
I am an emerging textiles artist also working with mixed media. The converted schoolportable in my backyard is the space where I create 3d sculptural pieces that adorn thebody and start conversations between the wearer and observer.
Studio, 46 Richards Road Castlemaineopen: 10am - 4pm t: 0412 193 326e: [email protected]
The inspiration for my work comes from parts of old machines and tools. I use theseinitially to make sculptures and subsequently transpose them into various media, includingprintmaking, drawing and digital art.
Kaweka Handprint Workshop, 11 Kaweka Street, CastlemaineParking in Kaweka Sanctuary car park opp Turner St off Hargraves Stopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0406 656 687w: www.burntchicken.com/marte e: [email protected]
PrInTMakEr, dIGITal arT, SCulPTurE www.artsopen.com.au/artists/marte-newcombe/
Clayton’s work is represented in the national Gallery of australia as well as several regional andprivate collections in australia, Scotland and England.More recently he has been examining australian history and producing site specific projectsusing printmaking as the medium.
Studio, 5 Blakeley Road, Castlemaineopen: Sat - Mon 12noon - 4pm t: 0422 945 010w: www.claytontremlett.com e: [email protected]
PrInTMakEr & PaInTEr www.artsopen.com.au/artists/clayton-tremlett/
david Frazer is an internationally renowned artist who specialises in wood engravings,linocuts, lithography, etchings and painting. He has held over 40 solo shows in australia,london and China. In 2007 the abC broadcast a documentary on Frazer and his work aspart of the ‘artist at work’ series.Unstable Press, 28 Blakeley Road Castlemaineopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0431 162 434w: www.dfrazer.com e: [email protected]
PrInTMakEr & PaInTEr www.artsopen.com.au/artists/david-frazer/
I have been a practising sculptor for 30 years or so.I mostly work now with bronze, but employ a variety of other materials for larger outdoorpieces, dependent on the demands of the site.
Studio, 75 Hunter Street, Castlemaineopen: 1pm - 5pm
My personal vision of the bush, patterns, glowing colours of sunlight through texturedleaves, filmy blossoms contrast with gumnuts and buds.
Studio, 25 William Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 4pm t: 0400 120 220e: [email protected]
PaInTEr & PrInTMakEr www.artsopen.com.au/artists/abbie-heathcote/
Sir Leslie Thornton
Peels of laughter can often be heard coming from the visitors to the open studio of leslieThornton. Cartoons, mock advertising, double adaptor sculptures, collage as well asimages of Castlemaine and leslie’s beautiful distinctive oil paintings.
Studio, 10 Rowe Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 4pm t: 5470 5724, 0401 343 096w: www.sirleslie.com.au e: [email protected]
PaInTEr, IConoClaST www.artsopen.com.au/artists/les-thornton/
My practice is inspired by human beings’ relationships with the natural and built environment. Itexplores the micro-macro relationships that occur in nature. by removing natural objects from theirenvironment and displaying them in built spaces and constructed images, my work questions thestatus of these objects and our perceptions of the natural world.
Studio, 89 Farnsworth Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 4pm t: 0411 320 251w: www.alexandreprado.com e: [email protected]
MulTIMEdIa arTIST www.artsopen.com.au/artists/alexandre-prado/
rhyll is at her artistically happiest unravelling the technical challenges of traditionalprintmaking in the pursuit of the means to create her detailed artworks.
Studio, 191 Happy Valley Road, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 3pm t: 5472 1129e: [email protected]
Lot 19 ArtspaceLot 19 is home to 26 artists nuzzled in a variety of studio spaces,an outdoor stage, a contemporary art gallery and an outdoorsculpture park. 15 minute tours of lot19 will be conducted at12:30 and 2pm on Sat and Sun by Mark anstey, founder anddirector of lot19 almost all questions will be welcomed, bookingsnoT required, just meet on the gallery steps...Lot 19, McShannags Lane, CastlemaineOpen: 10am - 4pm t: 0427 724 149w: www.lot19art.com e: [email protected]
Jane rusden’s infatuation with print as a medium and hertaste for adventures, has lead her on a journey of discoveryand makes for a sensitive reflection on the survival andadaptation of our native flora and fauna.
Studio 3 t: 0448 900 896
Ethereal and playful imagery of wildlife and flora – anexploration in the world of my own imaginary mythologybased on animals and plants that I feel drawn to in nature.
Studio 1 t: 0411 702 277
I am devoted to the practice, creation, sharing and nurturingof the arts through all its processes and forms and to seethe lights turn on in as many eyes as possible.
Studio 3 t: 0439 481 971
Studio 11 t: 0413 278 793w: www.helenbodycomb.com
MoSaIC arTIST www.artsopen.com.au/artists/helen-bodycomb/
benedict crafts baroque, romantic and contemporary musicalinstruments for professional and enthusiast players. He has areputation for producing high quality musical instruments thathave found their way around the globe.Studio 15 t: 0439 722 218w: www.benedictstewartinstruments.com
InSTruMEnT MakEr www.artsopen.com.au/artists/ben-stewart/
Practicing under the name Form of a Feather, Helenecreates photographic mixed media collages thatcombine her interests in still life and antiquarian themes.Studio 5 t: 0417 445 906w: www.formofafeather.com.au
PHoToGraPHIC arTIST www.artsopen.com.au/artists/lot-19/
Ulrike Barbara von Radichevich
as a well-established artist, ulrike commutes frequentlybetween her new country of residence, australia, and Europe,where she continues her professional work as a set andcostume designer engaged by European theatre companies.
Studio 9 t: 5470 6014 w: www.rike-design.com
From still life drawn on paper to symbolic figurative workspainted on canvas I like to move around mediums andsubject matter.
Studio 4 t: 0434 441 421w: www.jinarimountain.com
PaInTInG & draWInG
Jen is a Figurative abstract Expressionist painter fromMelbourne. She moved to Castlemaine in 2012 to fulfill herdream of spending more time in her studio and close tonature, away from the distractions of city life. Studio 16 t: 0426 848 224
I see my practice as an endless succession of successful mistakes, and in so doing I makediscoveries, by accident and thoughtfulness, of things that I was not ever looking for - yet they rise toan importance of sorts as a consequence of the understanding they bring.anyway I must have a reason to do what I do and it keeps me engaged, entertained, energized andoff the streets.
Gallery, Lot 19, McShannags Lane, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 4pm t: 0412 401 339w: www.billsampson.net e: [email protected]
Helen bodycomb has been a resident artist at lot 19 in Castlemaine since 2007. Shemaintains a full-time practice as a mosaicist and sculptor, making large and smallcommissioned and un-commissioned artworks, and also conducts mosaic workshopslocally, nationally and internationally.Studio 11, Lot 19, McShannags Lane, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 4pm t: 0413 278 793w: www.helenbodycomb.com e: [email protected]
MoSaIC arTIST www.artsopen.com.au/artists/helen-bodycomb/
From still life drawn on paper to symbolic figurative works painted on canvas I like to movearound mediums and subject matter. as the process of art making draws my attention to thedetails and unexplored possibilities of life, I hope that viewer is also engaged in such pondering.
Studio 4, Lot 19, McShannags Lane, Castlemaineopen: Sat - Mon 10am - 4pm t: 0434 441 421w: www.jinarimountain.com e: [email protected]
PaInTInG and draWInG www.artsopen.com.au/artists/jinari-mountain/
Cheryl Kennedy and Linda McLean
Step into Cheryl kennedy’s Studio to see her wondrous dresses and handbags which are madefrom her collection of rusted metals and wire. linda Mclean’s boxed assemblages aremeticulously constructed works that are created using nostalgic and found objects, includingold timber, fabrics, paper, knitting, stitching, wire and wax.
Studio, 27 McGrath Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 5pm t: C: 0412 025 778 l: 0400 565 337w: www.cherylpkennedy.com e: [email protected]
WIrE SCulPTurE & aSSEMblaGE www.artsopen.com.au/artists/cheryl-kennedy-linda-mclean/
an international award-winning ceramic artist, dean Smith uses combinations of, matt crystalline and metallic glazes, on highly refined wheel thrown porcelain andstoneware vessels.
Studio, 2 Kelsall Court, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 5pm t: 5470 6429w: www.deansmithceramics.com e: [email protected]
There are the oil paintings of cheerful, enterprising women, as well as the stories inspiredby the images. Paintings available from the studio, stories with images available in bookform or instantly downloadable as e-Tales.
Studio Rapp, 57 Pitman Street, Chewtonopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0419 103 960w: www.rappland.com e: [email protected]
Katherine E Seppings
katherine Seppings, artist, writer and photographer, has worked in publishing in australia,london and new york. She has a vast library of b/W and colour images of more than 30countries, specialising in people, events, dance, the built and natural environment, and bushfire,and of the Central Victorian Goldfields region, spanning three decades.
Studio, 50 McGrath Street, Castlemaineopen: 11am - 5pm t: 5472 2738w: www.katherineseppings.com e: [email protected]
Exhibiting internationally, with gallery representation in london, Edinburgh and Melbourne,Scottish artist, robert Maclaurin, is a prize winning landscape painter, known for his impressiveoil paintings, drawings and etchings. He is widely collected in Europe, america and australia.robert’s large, airy studio is currently full of works ready for forthcoming solo shows in the u.k.
An Teallach Studio, 29 Hoopers Road, Chewtonopen: 10am - 4pm t: 0417 545 147w: www.robertmaclaurin.com e: [email protected]
PaInTEr and PrInTMakEr www.artsopen.com.au/artists/robert-maclaurin/
Old Fryerstown School — Scratching the Surface
Julie Millowick – unique state works on paper / photography, Julie Hough - photography, ChristineSayer - photography, Marion Williams - photography, brett Garling - painting, Jenny Morton -painting, Maree roche – ceramics, Justin love – kinetic sculpture, Margaret Callister – silk painting,rae McPhee – mixed media, Carol leigh – unique state works on paper / textiles.
Old Fryerstown School, 5 Camp Street, Fryerstownopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0413 563 404w: www.fryerstownschool.com.au e: [email protected]
GrouP ExHIbITIon www.artsopen.com.au/artists/old-fryerstown-school/
I have worked in photography since 1974 and because my commercial work often takesme to distant locations, in my personal work I explore and celebrate the familiar, thedomestic, the local.
Old Fryerstown School, 5 Camp Street, Fryerstownopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0432 368 778w: www.juliemillowick.com e: [email protected]
Working in a bush studio my current work is a continuation of previous themes. “angst and awe- Mire and Mirth, Motherhood”, “no longer landlocked” Seascapes, night and early dawnPaintings, and drawings.
Studio 73, 73 McManus Road, Barkers Creekopen: 10am - 5pm t: 0417 528 191w: www.fionaoneill.com e: [email protected]
I am a passionate central Victorian artist. a widely published cartoonist, now workingmainly in steel construction and cast metal.
Harcourt Back Beach, 19 Buckley Street, Harcourtopen: 10am - 4pm t: 0417 377 414
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Norma Bailey Ramsay
norma bailey ramsay is a painter who has built up an enviable reputation amongcollectors and admirers for her rich and diverse oeuvre of still life, portraits and interiors.Exhibiting widely for over thirty years norma’s work is held in public, private and corporate collections.
Studio, 110 Diamond Gully Road, McKenzie Hill, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 4pm t: 0467 060 294
PaInTInG and draWInG www.artsopen.com.au/artists/norma-bailey-ramsay/
Tait decorative Iron, designers and manufacturers of quality wrought iron garden furniture,pergolas, wood fired ovens, interior products, staircases and sculptures.
Studio, 1761 Pyrenees Hwy, Castlemaineopen: Sat - Mon 10am - 5pm t: 5472 3569w: www.decorativeiron.com.au e: [email protected]
Catherine has been an established artist in central Victoria since 1986 and is the winner ofover 24 awards. Catherine’s paintings and sculptures are diverse in subject manner.
Studio, 1761 Pyrenees Hwy, Castlemaineopen: Sat - Mon 10am - 5pm t: 5472 5120w: www.decorativeiron.com.au e: [email protected]
PaInTEr and SCulPTor www.artsopen.com.au/artists/catherine-tait/
The Inaugural Maldon Portrait Prize Exhibition
The Maldon Portrait Prize is an initiative of the Maldon artists network (Manet) and majorsponsorship has been generously provided by the Maldon and district Community bank.Maldon artists network, was developed as a way to connect artists within the communityof Maldon, Victoria.Uniting Church Hall, Fountain St, Maldonopen: 11am - 4pmt: www.maldonartistsnetwork.wordpress.com
Maldon arTIST nETWork www.artsopen.com.au/artists/manet/
elphinstone / taradale
newstead / sandon
My art garden entices your imagination through mystery and a sense of play. broken anddiscarded objects come together, finding new life.
Antares Iron Art Garden, By the Loddon River ford, corner Brandt St and Punt Rd, Newstead (Off Daylesford - Newstead Rd, C285)open: 10am - 5pm t: 0447 229 149
Diana Orinda Burns
I love making prints and my current work involves a combination of etchings and monoprints. The prints are an investigation into the stillness and the meditative qualities of Still life.
Studio Paradiso, 833 Creswick/Ballarat Road, Sandonopen: 9am - 5pm t: 5476 2073w: www.studioparadiso.com.au e: [email protected]
I spend my days working out of an old tin shed in Central Victoria, I run it as a Foundry castingartists work and when I am inspired I model and cast my own work. I find it works well to havethe pressure of running a business on top of my practice as a sculptor – I would get stale justmaking my own work.
Garage Art Foundry, 23 Wright St, Elphinstoneopen: 10am - 4pm t: 0409 704 432w: www.craigmacdonald.com.au e: [email protected]
Prior to leaving Melbourne twelve years ago, I made performance work and installations.My current paintings use images derived from my performance work, combined with thelandscape and mapping of Taradale.
Studio, 41 Pennos Road, Taradaleopen: Sat - Sun 12noon - 6pm Monday 10 - 6pmt: 0411 081 007 e: [email protected]
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Taradale Art Group
Taradale artists taking part in this exhibition are debra Goldsmith (curator/artist), donna Fearne, Michelle Guest, Wen Jing Huang, Jenny nestor, kate osborne, alexPanelli, Jenny Parker, david Purdon, alex Sanson, Jennie Stewart, Frank Veldze andSuzanne donisthorpe.Taradale Hall, High Street, Taradaleopen: 9am - 4pm
Strongly influenced by her experiencing working in Southern India, Melinda’s recent bodyof work is a celebration of women’s strong cultural identity and sense of place.Melinda’s teaching is about giving students new and exciting opportunities to explore artand to experience their own relationship with artistic practice. Classes available. Red Gate Art Space, 60 Berkeley Street, Castlemaineopen: 10am - 4pm t: 0407 833 638e: [email protected]
PaInTEr, PrInTMakEr and arTS EduCaTor www.artsopen.com.au/artists/melinda-rodnight/
This fully escortedtour takes you to thestudios of four artistslocated out of theCBD of Castlemaine.Includes transportfrom Castlemaine,delicious refreshmentsand local wine.Contact Jean Rankinm: 0409 567 072
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TO CHEWTONFROM MELBOURNE
MIDLAND HWY A300
PYRENEES HWY B180
1 Philip Cordingley, Benchmark Collective, 14 Templeton St.
2 Heather Barrett, Falkner Gallery, 35 Templeton St.
Prime-Art, 30 Templeton St.
4 Phil Elson, 89 Templeton St.
5 Michelle Day, Heron Gallery, 68 Lyttleton St.
6 CASPA, 101 Mostyn St. (enter via Hargraves St)
7 Michael Wolfe & Cas Davey, Union Studio, 9 Union St.
8 Sculpture Walk, Theatre Royal, 30 Hargraves St.
9 Melissa Scott & Catherine Shields, 24 Hargraves St.
10 Jan Palethorpe, The Comma, 16 Hargraves St.
11 Eliza Tree, 94a Lyttleton St.
12 Shades of Gray, Cnr Farnsworth & Brown Sts.
13 Catherine Pilgrim, Rear, 87 Farnsworth St.
14 Lucy Armstrong, 46 Richards Rd.
15 Marte Newcombe, 11 Kaweka St.
16 Clayton Tremlett, 5 Blakeley Rd.
17 David Frazer, 28 Blakeley Rd.
18 Lynne Edey, 75 Hunter St.
19 Les Thornton, 10 Rowe St.
20 Abbie Heathcote, 25 William St.
21 Alexandre Prado,89 Farnsworth St.
22 Rhyll Plant,191 Happy Valley Rd.
23 Lot 19,McShanags Lane.
40 Melinda Rodnight,Red Gate Studio60 Berkeley St.
41 Castlemaine MarketBuilding, Mostyn St.
42 Sarah Fowler & Carol De Grauuw, 12 Doveton St.
43 Castlemaine Art Gallery14 Lyttleton St.
TO NEWSTEAD & MALDON
HAPPY VALLEY RD
Buda Historic Home
27 Katharina Rapp, Studio Rapp, 57 Pitman Street, Chewton
28 Robert Maclaurin, An Teallach Studio, 29 Hoopers Road, Chewton
29 Scratching the Surface, Old Fryerstown School, 5 Camp Street, Fryerstown
29 Julie Millowick, Old Fryerstown School, 5 Camp Street, Fryerstown
24 Cheryl Kennedy & Linda McLean, 27 McGrath St, Castlemaine
25 Katherine Seppings, 50 McGrath St, Castlemaine
26 Dean Smith, 2 Kelsall Crt, Castlemaine
30 Fiona O’Neill, 73 McManus Rd, Barkers Creek
Old Calder A79
Ben Smith, 19 Buckley St
Happy Valley Rd
Basketball StadiumWesley Hill Oval
Pyrenees Hwy B180
Farran StVan Heurck St
Midland Hwy A300From Castlemaine
Golden Point R
Fryers RdFryers Rd
Whitehorse Gully Rd
Cornish StPrior St
Church St Mitchell St
Smith St Pitm
From CastlemainePyrenees Hwy B180
Pyrenees Hwy B180
Fryerstown approx 7kms
Midland Hwy A300
To Harcourt & Bendigo
From ElphinstoneOld Calder Hwy A79
From CastlemainePyrenees Hwy B180
To Taradale A79
Old Calder Hwy
From Malmsbury& Melbourne
Davy St Potts Rd
St• Wine & Produce Store
De La Beche St
Old Drummond Rd
38 Kate Osborne, 41 Pennos Road.
39 Group Exhibition,Taradale Hall, High St.
37 Craig McDonaldGarage Art Foundry, 23 Wright St.
35 Roger McKindley,Antares Iron Art Garden, Bythe Loddon River ford, cornerBrandt St and Punt Rd,Newstead (Off Daylesford -Newstead Rd, C285)
36 Diana Orinda BurnsStudio Paradiso833 Creswick/Ballarat Road,Sandon
37 High St
Willy Milly Rd
Willy Milly Rd
From CastlemainePyrenees Hwy B180
To Maldonapprox 15kms
32 Norma Bailey Ramsay, 110 Diamond Gully Rd, McKenzie Hill, Castlemaine
33 Catherine Tait, 1761 Pyrenees Hwy, Castlemaine
33 Neil Tait, 1761 Pyrenees Hwy, Castlemaine
34 Maldon Portrait Prize, Uniting Church Hall, Fountain St, Maldon
To NewsteadPyrenees Hwy B180
To MaryboroughPyrenees Hwy B180
From CastlemainePyrenees Hwy B180
Daylesford Newstead Rd
Creswick Newstead Rd
Creswick Ballarat Rd
To Sandonapprox 6kms
Loddon River Rd
floor talks, tours and walks
exhibitions and book signings
Michelle Day 11am MondayHerons Gallery, 68 Lyttleton Street, Castlemainelyrical abstract painter Michelle day talks about herinspirations and techniques.
Rob Maclaurin 12noon MondayAn Teallach Studio, 29 Hoopers Road, ChewtonThe renown Scottish/australian artist will talk about hiswork in his studio tucked away in the Chewton bushlands.
Les Thornton 6pm Thursday10 Rowe Street, CastlemaineMany artists use humour to express and explore emotionsand ideas. behind the fun is, of course, the seriousbusiness of understanding our natural world andcommunicating to our fellow beings.
Artist Floor Talks
Tours and WalksLot 19 with Mark AnsteyGallery, Lot 19, McShannags Lane, Castlemaine12.30pm and 2pm Saturday and Sunday15 minute tours of lot19 conducted by Mark anstey,founder and director of lot19. almost all questions will bewelcomed, bookings noT required, just meet on thegallery steps...
Sculpture Walk, Theatre Royal, Brickyard Gardens, 30 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine From 10am DailyContemporary sculpture walk curated by Chelly and Peter Gray from Shades of Gray in brickyard Garden atCastlemaine’s historic Theatre royal. artists include david Waters, Chelly Gray, Peter Gray, Helen bodycomb,alex Sanson, ben laycock, neil Tait and Catherine Tait.
Market Building, Mostyn Street, CastlemaineFrom 10am DailyCurated by robyn Walton and featuring works byestablished local artists. Painters kir larwill and Michael Wolfe, printmaker dianaorinda burns, photographers Julie Millowick and robynWalton, ceramics by dean Smith, sculptors alex Sansonand roger Mckindley and artist filmmaker denise Martin.
Arts Open ‘Plenty’ Exhibition
Gallery, Lot 19, McShannags Lane, CastlemaineGallery Open 10am - 4pm DailySee www.lot19art for details on floor talksartists lay bare their current practice and process: featuring sculptor Zoe amor, printmaker roz avent,painter bill Sampson, artist robyn Walton and sculptorand installation artist david Waters.
Lot 19 Group Exhibition Floor Talks
Singular Impressions - Wayne Viney MonotypesCastlemaine Art Gallery, 14 Lyttleton Street, CastlemaineMon-Fri 10am - 5pm Sat-Sun 12pm - 5pmThis exhibition surveys Wayne Viney’s responses tolandscape over the past thirty years. best known for hishauntingly evocative twilight studies, Viney masterfullydraws upon the painterly potential of monotypes in hisexploration of the pastoral tradition.
Castlemaine Art Gallery
Saturday 8th MarchEnjoy Harcourt’s harvest celebration, festival and art show. Experience food,craft, wine and cider stalls; cooking and gardening workshops; kids carnivaland youth zone; great live music and for something completely different, thenational Town Crier Championships. www.harcourtapplefest.org.au
Harcourt Applefest & Community Art Show
Market Building, Mostyn Street, Castlemaine2 pm Saturday see www.artsopen.com.au for more inforhyll Plant, The art of Sciencerob Maclaurin, art of the Scottish landscapeMary Fairburn, Middle Earth EnvisionedHelen bodycomb, The divided Heart
Book Signings Woodblock Printmaking Demonstration with Ryhll PlantStudio, 191 Happy Valley Road, Castlemaine11am DailyHighly experienced printmaker ryhll Plant will be givingdemonstrations using woodblock printmaking techniques.
Workshops and Demonstrations
workshops and demonstrations
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HabadashVINTAGE, ANTIQUE BUTTONS, BITS AND BOBS
12 TEMPLETON ST CASTLEMAINEOPEN THURSDAY-SUNDAY 10am - 5pm t: 5470 6476 www.habadash.com.au
Workshops and Demonstrations
Cyanotype Workshops with Julie MillowickOld Fryerstown School, Camp Street, Fryerstown11am Saturday, Sunday and MondayThe whole family will enjoy this creative experience. Visit fryerstownschool.com.au/events/arts-open/ to seecyanotype examples, and the schedule of workshops.
Chinese Ink and Paper Workshop with Peter ShawRun Rabbit Run, 24 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine 2pm Sunday $5.00 per personlearn about the ancient use of ink and paper in Chineseart and Calligraphy and try yourself with Peter Shaw-Truex and Qudy. To book contact Peter: 0400 070 485
Oil and Ink Workshop with Fiona O’NeillStudio 73, 73 McManus Road, Barkers Creek 11am MondayWorkshop with author anne rennie. oil and Ink is aninterpretation of paintings and storytelling workshop withparticipation from the audience.
Linocut Printmaking Demonstration with Clayton TremlettStudio, 5 Blakeley Road, Castlemaine2pm - 4pm SaturdayClayton Tremlett will be giving demonstrations of hisunique linocut printmaking techniques.
Printing Without a Press with Melinda RodnightRed Gate Art Space, 60 Berkeley St, Castlemaine11am - 12.30pm SundayMelinda will demonstrate printmaking techniques from herart class that will highlight the wonders of printmaking andthe exciting possibilities of making art with children!
Open Workshop with Neil TaitTait Decorative Iron, 1761 Pyrenees Hwy, CastlemaineOpen Daily from 10amTait’s are designers and manufacturers of quality wroughtiron garden furniture, pergolas, wood fired ovens, interiorproducts, staircases and sculptures.
Michael Wolfe Art + Design9 Union Street Castlemaine
m: 0419 365 [email protected]
Wayne Viney, Weather I. 2003monotype, 17.5 x 17.4 cm. 60 x 40 cm (frame)Reproduced courtesy of the artist and James Makin Gallery
Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine, Vic 3450 Ph: (03) 5472 2292 www.castlemainegallery.comMonday to Friday 10am to 5pmSaturday & Sunday, Public Holidays 12pm to 5pm
Singular ImpressionsWayne Viney MonotypesA Maroondah Art Gallery Travelling Exhibition
1 March - 13 April
Maldon Puppet Carnival promises three days of some of the best puppetry artists from across Australia & New Zealand. People of all ages will be thrilled and entertained with one of the oldest art forms in the world.
The historic Victorian town of Maldon presents Australia’s only puppet carnival from March 8-10, 2014. Hosting shows throughout varied venues across the old gold mining town.
Initiative of Maldon Inc. For more information contact Kelly Murphy 0412 550 153
www.maldon.org.au/events/ maldon-puppet-carnival/MARCH 8TH–10TH
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