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 three 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

Bill Henson: Landscapes | 30 April – 30 June 2016


Bill Henson Untitled 2001_02


The upcoming exhibition Bill Henson: Landscapes will mark the first major exhibition of photography at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum (CAGHM).

Bill Henson is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists. Born in Melbourne, Henson’s work has been exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally since the mid-1970’s. Bill Henson: Landscapes presents a selection of Henson’s urban and rural landscape works made between 1997 and 2006. This exhibition is the first of its kind at Castlemaine Art Gallery, and complements the Gallery’s significant permanent collection, with its focus on … Further information

Working together for the Community

Robertson Hyetts Solicitors & Castlemaine Art Gallery


Robertson Hyetts is assisting the Castlemaine Art Gallery on a pro bono basis to review and assist with the structuring and strategic positioning of the Gallery for future activities and growth in the region.

Robertson Hyetts incorporates Lawsons, the historical firm that has been an active participant in the Castlemaine community for over 100 years, has had a relationship with the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Buda Historical Home & Garden for many years.

David King, Chief Executive said, “Robertson Hyetts is proud of our involvement with the … Further information