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

Coming Soon in 2016


Henson at CAGHM


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Last Chance to See Ben Quilty’s After Afghanistan: Ends 17 April 2016


Last chance to see Ben Quilty’s incredible exhibition After Afghanistan, before it returns to the Australian War Memorial. The exhibition closes on 17 April 2016.

Ben Quilty’s amazing Australian War Memorial touring exhibition stretches across three of our gallery spaces.

Come and immerse yourself in the arresting work of one of Australia’s most significant and engaged contemporary artists.

Just 5min walk from the Castlemaine train station:



Image: Ben Quilty in Afghanistan, image courtesty the artist and the Australian War Memorial.

Castlemaine Art Gallery Appoints Curator


Emma Busowsky Cox

We are excited to announce the appointment of Emma Busowsky Cox as Curator at Castlemaine Art Gallery.

Emma Busowsky Cox is an art museum professional with a love of Australian art, collections, exhibitions and ideas. Prior to her appointment at Castlemaine, Emma was Curator of the Deakin University art collection and Gallery, a role encompassing the research, development, caretaking and inventory of the collection as well as curating exhibitions and collection displays across the University campuses. Here Emma curated the survey exhibition Katherine Hattam: Desire first 1978-2015, and authored the … Further information

Ben Quilty: After Afghanistan 2016



Ben Quilty: After Afghanistan is an extraordinary Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition by one of the nation’s most incisive artists, and is of great relevance to all Australians. The exhibition officially opens at Castlemaine Art Gallery on Friday 15 January 2016.

The exhibition itself was the result of the Archibald Prize-winning artist’s three-week tour across Afghanistan in October 2011. Engaged as an Official War Artist, his purpose was to record and interpret the experiences of Australians deployed as part of Operation Slipper in Kabul, Kandahar, and Tarin Kot in Afghanistan and at … Further information