CAGHM Opening Hours 9 July


Please note the Castlemaine Art Gallery will be closed to the public on Saturday 9 July, re-opening on Sunday 10 July at 12 noon with the exhibition Beard and Influence (10 July – 15 August 2016).

Hear exhibiting artist Clayton Tremlett discuss his work in a floor talk on Sunday 10 July at 2pm. For more details contact gallery staff on (03) 5472 2292 or

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Image: Installation, Clayton Tremlett Beard and Influence (10 July – 15 August 2016), Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum.


Artist Floor Talk: Beard and Influence


Our upcoming exhibition Beard and Influence (10 July – 15 August 2016) explores portraiture and the performative nature of the artist in the various guises of twelve Australian bushrangers.

Clayton Tremlett has recreated original photographs of twelve bushrangers, and from this documentation he has developed self-portraits in linocut and laser resist etching prints.

Hear the artist discuss his work in a floor talk on Sunday 10 July at 2pm. For more details contact gallery staff on (03) 5472 2292 or

Don’t miss the remarkable Beard and Influence by local artist Clayton Tremlett, an … Further information

Castlemaine Art Museum Inc


Seeking Inaugural Board Directors

This Not-for-Profit (profit for purpose) organisation is to be incorporated on 1 July 2016 and is seeking four (4) Directors to appoint to its Board.

Castlemaine Art Museum (CAM) is an exciting and energetic organisation based in Castlemaine (population ~7,000), Central Victoria. It was founded in 1913, as the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum and has a unique collection of Australian art and fascinating historical artefacts reflecting the early history of the district. It offers a high quality and diverse program of visual art.

Castlemaine is now heralded as a destination for the arts, with a vibrant local … Further information

Beard and Influence | Clayton Tremlett


The exhibition Beard and Influence is coming soon to Castlemaine Art Gallery (10 July – 15 August 2016).

Beard and Influence, by local artist Clayton Tremlett, is a study of 12 bushrangers (and their beards) realised as a series of large scale prints.

Tremlett has conducted research into 12 bushrangers and their stories, and has additionally developed a unique printmaking process which has resulted in the production of artworks that have the look of an image from that period. He is particularly focussed on the performativity of the role of bushranger, and this series has been developed over four years as performative manifestations … Further information

Education | Bill Henson: Landscapes


Opportunities are available for teachers to conduct a self-tour of the exhibition or to book a general or Studio Arts focussed tour of our current exhibition Bill Henson: Landscapes (30 April-30 June 2016) with arts educator Margot Feast.

Please fill out the Booking Form to schedule your visit and email it to or call the Gallery for further details, or to purchase a catalogue on (03) 5472 2292

We look forward to welcoming you and your students!

See our Education page for more details.




Image: Installation, Bill … Further information

Befriend Your Gallery!


A new group, Friends of the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum has recently been formed to widen the audience of the Gallery within the local communities of Central Victoria and to raise funds.

For just $5, additional to the gallery annual membership fee, members of the CAGHM can join the Friends group, for the lively events planned and enable members to enjoy exclusive Gallery viewings, excursions and have some fun with like-minded art enthusiasts.

The LAUNCH of the Friends will take place on Sunday 29th May from 3-5 pm at a SECRET location, which will be revealed when guests have signed up!

Since the … Further information

2016 Len Fox Painting Award | Call for Entries


The 2016 Len Fox Painting Award is a biennial $50,000 acquisitive award at the Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum. Initiated and funded by Len Fox (1905-2004), this prestigious award commemorates the life and work of his uncle, the influential and internationally recognized Australian born painter, Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915). Known for his plein air, impressionist style, Fox’s paintings are characterized by vibrantly coloured landscapes and scenes of everyday life.

The 2016 Len Fox Painting Award is an exciting opportunity for artists to interpret these qualities in a contemporary context.

Entry forms available Len … Further information