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Listing State VIC

Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat, 3377

The gallery is closed for redevelopment in 2017.
To find out about upcoming outreach events visit

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Collective Vision: 130 Years
4 March – 28 May 2017

at Post Office Gallery
Composing Objects
4 March – 28 May 2017

Bendigo Living Arts Space

Living Arts Space at the Bendigo Visitor Centre, 51-67 Pall Mall Bendigo, 3550

26 April – 30 July 2017

An exquisite exhibition of work by three of Bendigo and region’s artists combining the vibrant paintings of Sarah Boulton with the designer furniture and homewares of Brett Tully and intricately woven textiles by Jenny Carrington.

Open 9am-5pm daily (Closed Christmas Day)

Bowie Bookathon

Castlemaine Library, 212 Barker St, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Castlemaine State Festival

David Bowie told Vanity Fair that reading was his idea of perfect happiness. In 2013 he wrote a list of his 100 favourite books.

Bowie Bookathon is a commemoration and sharing of David Bowie’s taste in literature. To celebrate his ultimate booklist and the legendary man himself, we set ourselves the challenge of reading as many of Bowie’s favourite reads as possible.

David Bowie’s list can be viewed here.

Bowie Bookathon participants were encouraged to dress up in Bowie-inspired clothing and make up and be filmed by Trouble Magazine. The resulting footage was screened on Saturday 25 March at the Castlemaine Library.

Watch the video here.
Bowie Bookathon is presented in partnership with the Goldfields Library Corporation.

Castlemaine Art Museum

14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine 3450

John Nixon: EPW
17 March – 25 June

Presenting a recent selection from John Nixon’s Experimental Painting Workshop, the artist’s ongoing interrogation of the essence of painting.

Mon, Wed-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm, Sat-Sun & Public Holidays 12.00pm-5.00pm
Closed on Tuesdays

Castlemaine Press

Lot 19, 19 McShanag Drive, Castlemaine 3450

Having opened in September 2015, this artist-run not-for-profit initiative continues to offer courses, workshops, gatherings, exhibitions, print exchanges and print-loving events to its members and the wider community. And all on a volunteer basis by a dedicated group of print-enthusiasts! This year is no exception.

In My Backyard
International Print Exchange 2017
Entries close 15 May
Exhibition: Saturdays, 27 May – 17 June, 11am -3pm

Artists are invited to create an edition of 10 prints, 12x12cm, on the theme of In My Backyard. One print will be kept by Castlemaine Press for exhibition and sale, the other nine will be exchanged between artists with each receiving a randomly chosen selection of prints.

Prints will be exhibited at Castlemaine Press and displayed online at

Entry fee is $20 AU in Australia, $30 AU for international entries. Proceeds will go to Castlemaine Press with 10% going to the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group.

For more info visit

Full Steam Ahead! 
Steamroller printing event

A great community turnout and a wonderful printmaking spectacle! Castlemaine Press would like to thank the many volunteers and artists that contributed to the success of our weekend of steamroller printing.

In particular thank you to:
Our community, Castlemaine State Festival, Lot 19, Yirrkala and artists, Ballarat Grammar and students, John Post, Martin Tatton, Ewin Wood, The Salvage Yard, Trouble Magazine, Castlemaine Press Committee and members – especially Jane Rusden our steamroller driver!

Watch the video here.

Print Studio for Hire

Full members with a good knowledge of printmaking techniques, competence to work by themselves and a proven familiarity with printmaking equipment and studio safety procedures are eligible to hire Castlemaine Press facilities.

All members must complete a free induction session before they are eligible for unsupervised access, with the option of a session working with an experienced studio member if this is considered necessary (fee applies).

Join as a member …

If you’re not already a paid member, now is a great time to join! 

Members enjoy voting rights, access to community workshop facilities for hire (conditions apply), member discounts and opportunities to participate in collective print practice such as print exchanges and member exhibitions. Not to mention opportunities to collaborate and network with printmakers!

Annual membership fee: Full membership $75, Concession $50, Friends $25. Plus a one-off $20 equipment fee for Full and Concession members.

If you would like to become a member of Castlemaine Press contact us at

Geelong Gallery

Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220

Treat yourself by visiting the Geelong Gallery, one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional galleries, right in the heart of the city. From iconic colonial masterpieces to compelling contemporary works of art, the Geelong Gallery is the perfect place to unwind and be inspired. 

Luminous relic
until 12 June

Luminous relic will present a major new collaborative painting and moving image work by artists Mandy Martin and Alexander Boynes, together with a score by Tristen Parr and performance by Laura Boynes. Luminous relic will be based on fieldwork—drawing, filming, photography and performance—in Geelong and specifically the Geelong Refinery. Martin’s and Boynes’ work will continue their collaborative examination of the ongoing and cumulative effects of industry on landscapes, fragile ecosystems, human conditions, and remind us of the social and political agency of the artist.

Luminous relic is Geelong Gallery’s contribution to ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, organised by CLIMARTE—an independent charity that aims to create a strong arts voice to join with other concerned citizens in calling for immediate, effective and creative action to secure a safe future for humankind and for all life on Earth. The official CLIMARTE program duration is 19 April to 14 May 2017.

Still life painting—Adam Pyett
20 May to 16 July

This survey exhibition of works spanning over ten years charts Adam Pyett’s long-standing interest in the still life genre. Mining traditional subjects from leaves and flowers, transparent vessels, and skulls through to those that reflect popular culture such as drink cans and rock t-shirts, still life is the genre through which Pyett explores his primary interest, the subject of painting itself.

Drop-in tours of the permanent collection Sunday between 2pm-4pm
Free entry
Open daily 10am–5pm

Hepburn Arts & Culture

76 Vincent Street, Daylesford 3460

Creswick – Home of the Lindsays

Australian art history buffs will love the new Creswick of the Lindsays arts trail. The signs are located throughout Creswick, Victoria at sites that were significant to members of the Lindsay family and help tell the story of the artistic members of the family, notably the well-known Australian painters Norman Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay and Percy Lindsay

To Market to Market!

Hepburn Shire is host to a number of arts, crafts and foodie markets including Daylesford Farmers Market, Creswick Makers – Artisans in the Forest Market, Daylesford Sunday Market, Clunes Farmers Market, Creswick Bazaar, Trentham Farmers Market, Trentham Station Market and Creswick Market. Follow these links or go to to find out more. Happy bargain hunting!

Arts and Culture Collection Online

Items in the Hepburn Shire arts and culture collection are currently being catalogued online. The collection includes memorabilia, artworks and public artworks of significance to the Hepburn Shire. The online catalogue can be accessed at

Arts Atlas

Arts Atlas is a comprehensive guide to arts in the Ballarat and Central Highlands region. Local artists should list details of their practice at Developed with artists, organisations and cultural groups in mind, it aims to bring people together to share what’s going on and to celebrate what makes this part of the world just that little bit special.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery

21 Roberts Ave, Horsham VIC

From the darkness…
11 February 2017 – 16 April 2017

The audience has assembled, the house lights have dimmed, silence has crept over the theatre, the house curtains open, and a single light illuminates the stage…
Taking our new context as an inspiration From the darkness… will see ten iconic works from the Horsham Regional Art Gallery Photography Collection investigate light, performance, and architectural space. As dialogues are started and relationships between individual works reformed, we will see again in a new light the work of Bill Henson, Murray Fredericks, Anne Ferran, Ruth Hutchinson, Olive Cotton, Steven Lojewski and Farrell & Parkin. Photographic practice will be extended to include sculptural form and video projection to pierce the darkness and allow us to see old favourites anew.

Jane Brown: Black Ships
11 February 2017 – 16 April 2017

The Melbourne based photographer Jane Brown has travelled to Japan and returned with the exhibition Black Ships. Through these images Brown dramatises aspects of the physical environment as symbolic gesture – pathways, bridges, walls, wrapping, fences, nature and decay. It references the work of photographers who travelled there in the mid-19th Century and Japan’s 20th Century experience of militarism.

Presented as a travelogue that interrogates the machinations of history, Black Ships also aims to embody surreal aspects of the culture and landscape. More broadly it is an articulation of the curiosity of the traveller, seeking out points of difference from home – the peculiar, the beautiful and the unfamiliar.

Carefully hand-printed in the darkroom the prints are on fibre-based paper and selenium toned. Hand-printing is important to Brown’s practice as she seeks to perpetuate darkroom processes. The materiality and physicality of analogue practice gives the work meaning, placing them in a liminal realm between being images and objects.

A CCP Touring Exhibition.

11 February – 16 April 2017

Helen Dooley | Beverley Bretag | Kay Wakefield | Ronni van Stekelenburg | Barbara Collicoat | Sue Taylor | Pamela Storm | Alison Norton | Di Dale | Dorothy Gerlach | Joan Johns | Margot Hogan | Carol Bilson | Margaret Hallam | Betty Ellard | Barb Keech | Fay Hawkins | Claire McKenry | Valda Farmer | Rod Sutherland.

During a Spring visit, at a time of new growth, many of the artists explored Mount Arapiles Tooan State Park in search of what make this place iconic. In the cliffs and bushlands some sort the unique miniature world of orchids or searched in the shadowy edges of rock pools. Others took in the view from the lookouts, or focused on the geological rock formations below their feet. Revisiting the Mount also rekindled personal connection for some of the artists who explored long ago memories of the surrounding area. All of the artists set out to find what spoke to them, to find what sets this location apart in the Wimmera landscape.
This exhibition showcases our unique environment and the art it inspires. It celebrates the activity and life of two community groups, the Horsham Artists’ Society & Horsham Botanical Artists.
A Horsham Regional Art Gallery Exhibition.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4.30pm, Sunday 1pm-4.30pm

Incinerator Gallery

180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039

1 April – 19 May
A New World

Australian landscape painting has reflected our relationship to this country. From its European roots to a uniquely Australian vision, landscape painting has played a part in creating our national identity.

In A New World we ask the question, what do depictions of landscape look like in an age of environment destruction, the globalisation of culture and uncertainty about our future?

Including works by Sam Leach, Saffron Newey, Joan Ross & Andrew Mezei

Dialogue 3: Tensioned Structures

This third collaborative project by Christoph Dahlhausen and Michael Graeve investigates the tensions between line and area, light and sound, stillness and movement, moment and duration.

Purpose built scaffolding flows from the ground to the mezzanine of the Atrium Gallery and is marked with fluorescent lights and painted panels.

The installation also includes a multi-channel sound composition that further emphasises notions of tension and structure within the work.

60 Years Young
Essendon Camera Club

This group exhibition celebrates the Essendon Camera Club’s 60th anniversary and will feature a mix of genres and photographic styles created by some of its 130 members.

The Essendon Camera Club has a long-standing connection with the community of Moonee Valley, contributing to local festivals, activities and workshops in the area.

Opening hours: Tues to Sun, 11am-4pm. Free Entry.