CAM is delighted to say that three Castlemaine State Festival exhibitions will continue to be on view following the conclusion of this year’s successful Festival.

Kylie Stillman’s ‘EUCALYPT’ remains on the CAM Terrace and Eliza Jane Gilchrist’s exhibition ‘I WONDER WHAT GOES ON IN THERE’ remains in the Sinclair Gallery.

CAM would like to thank the artists, the Castlemaine State Festival and the La Trobe Art Institute.

Please note the gallery will return to the following opening hours:
Thursday – 12-5pm
Friday – 12-5pm
Saturday – 12-5pm
Sunday 12-5pm

If you have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact CAM’s Front of House team on 03 5472 2292 or email



‘Eucalypt’ is a stack of recycle plastic HDPE sheeting that form on one side a solid and impenetrable wall and on the other side real the negative form of an iconic eucalyptus silhouette. The form that is removed from the material, and the resultant shadow lines and revealed textures, create the pretence of a tree that is in face not there at all. This absence of the tree and the scale of the block of material is not accidental, it is a lyrical prompt for the viewer to reconsider the origins of the matter we use to assemble our constructed world.

IMAGE: Kylie Stillman, Eucalypt, 2019, HDPE sheeting and steel, 240 x 240 x 30cm. Commissioned and created with assistance from Eucalypt Australia, La Trobe Art Institute and Castlemaine State Festival. Courtesy of the artist and Utopia Art Sydney.



‘I Wonder What Goes On In There’

Working with local kindergarten children and artist Ann Ferguson, Gilchrist works with notions of the built and natural environment to elicit narratives of place. A child-centric approach puts story-telling and imagination at the centre of consideration, allowing exploration and engagement with objects, forms, sound and space.

Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, ‘I Wonder What Goes On In There’, 2019, cardboard, paper, ink, cane, speakers and MP3 players.