EARTH, FIRE AND WATER: 50 years of shaping the elements

GARY BISH Spherical Form stoneware, dry iron glaze, slip decoration, Higgins Bequest Fund; PETER PILVEN Vase 2008, stoneware, shino glaze, Higgins Bequest Fund.

 An exhibition of ceramics from the Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum permanent collection
A transcript of the opening address by Mr Anthony Conway is here: Anthony Conway Earth Fire and Water Opening Address. pdf

The Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award- Entries invited

This award is a unique national biennial exhibition with acquisitive and non-acquisitive prizes, showcasing a survey of current silver and metalwork practice in Australia. The deadline for entries has been extended to 11 May 2015, by close of business. Further information

Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum Review and Special General Meeting


Mount Alexander Shire Council in partnership with Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum has appointed Neil Anderson Consulting to determine options for the Gallery in relation to its vision, governance, and operations, within the context of the region.

While Neil Anderson Consulting is leading the review, David Fishel of Positive Solutions is lead on governance. Both Neil Anderson Consulting and Positive Solutions have Australian and international experience in the gallery, museum and performing arts sector since the 1980s.

The review is underway and is informed and guided by input of key stakeholders. The Project Control Group for the review is comprised of … Further information

Recent Drawings: Christine Hooper


2 May – 28 June 2015

An exhibition of charcoal drawings of local scenes by artist Christine Hooper, in the Benefactor’s Gallery until 28 June 2015.

Image: Christine Hooper, Botanic Gardens I 2013, charcoal, 70 x 48 cm

Image: Christine Hooper, Botanic Gardens I 2013, charcoal, 70 x 48 cm

Len Fox Painting Award 2015- Calling for entries

 On the Mediterranean Coast c1911  E Phillips Fox

On the Mediterranean Coast c.1911
E Phillips Fox

Castlemaine Art Gallery is calling for entries for the 2015 Len Fox Painting Award.The Len Fox Painting Award is an acquisitive award of $20,000 for a painting by an Australian artist of an Australian subject. The award was initiated and funded by Len Fox (1905-2004) to commemorate the life and work of his uncle, the Australian born painter Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915).  Further information