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February 2018

The Market Building Group Exhibition

February 28 - March 31
Old Market Building, 44 Mostyn Street
Castlemaine, Vic 3450 Australia
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Exhibition will open two weeks prior to and during Arts Open, and will be the main information centre for Arts Open.  

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March 2018

Arts Open, Opening Night Spectacular

March 9 @ 6:00 pm
Lot 19, McShannags Lane
Castlemaine, Vic 3450
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Lot19 hosts the opening festivities with live performance, music and art. There will be surprises, wise words, all the info and previews of the wonderful weekend ahead, and lots to celebrate. Mamas Kitchen and Papas Bar serving food and drinks. No pets or byo. Check Lot 19 website for further details…

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Caspians

March 10 - March 18
CASPA, Level 1, 101 Mostyn Street
Castlemaine, Vic 3450
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The residents from CASPA (Castlemaine Contemporary Artist Space) welcome you to view their current works. this eclectic band of artists can do anything – paint, draw, photograph, sculpt, cut and paste. The CASPA collective is made up of an unquantifiable number of artists of all shapes and sizes working together and separately towards an as yet undefined common goal that can loosely be described as existing somewhere between the parameters of universal peace and harmony and total world domination. Artists: Ben Laycock, Aleisha Ng, Melissa…

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Taradale Arts Group – Group Exhibition

March 10 - March 18
Taradale Hall, 114 High Street
Taradale, Vic 3447
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Mining the rich creative seam that is Taradale, 16 artists will showcase a diverse range of works over two venues, both within easy walking distance. Artists will delve into ideas of place, identity, culture, history and narrative in a broad and inventive range of mediums. Artists: Alex Panelli, Alex Samson, Andy Indrans, Brian Bainbridge, Carol Kernahan, Colleen Jones, Debra Goldsmith, Frank Veldze, Janis Indrans, Judith Mcnay, Kate Osborne, Michelle Guest, Rai Jones, Team Henderson, Tiffany Makinson, Weng Jing Huang. Two venues: Ash Tree Studio,…

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Sway

March 10 - March 18
Les Thornton Studio, 4 Rowe Street
Castlemaine, Vic 3451
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Come SWAY with us….. Leslie Thornton’s gallery at 10 Rowe Street Castlemaine will host a front yard spectacle of repetition and movement for this year’s Arts Open. SWAY was produced in Werribee in response to the City of Wyndham’s Red Redux program that invited local artists to make works for the annual Red Festival held over the month of December.  What’s it doing here? Will Francis, gold and silversmith and Sway maker is a regular in the goldfields where he sources…

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Old Castlemaine Gaol

March 10 @ 10:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
Old Castlemaine Gaol, 36 Bowden Street
Castlemaine, Vic 3450
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Group Photography Show Artists: Katherine Seppings, Julie Hough, Liam Lynch, Michael Rayner, Karleng Lim and Fuzz Guzzardi. Octagon Room Artists: Helene Athanasiadis, Debra Goldsworthy and Melinda Rodnight.

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Newstead Open Studios Art Trail

March 10 @ 10:00 am - March 18 @ 4:00 pm
Red Door Gallery, 15 Lyons Street
Newstead, Vic 3462
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Studios and galleries Explore Newstead and surrounds by following our art trail. See the works of printmakers, painters, sculptors, ceramists and more – at home in their own studios. Artists: Angie Robinson, Chrisanne Blennerhassett, Chris Johnston, Chloe Neath, David Golightly, Diana Orinda Burns and Studio Paradiso Group, Prue Mcadam, Roger Mckindley, Sarah Koschak, Selina Wilson, Trefor Prest. Download an Art Trail Guide & Map from our website or pick one up from Red Door Gallery, 15 Lyons Street, Newstead.

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Studio Paradiso Group Show

March 10 @ 10:00 am - March 18 @ 4:00 pm
Newstead Railway Arts Hub, 8a Tivey Street
Newstead, Vic 3463
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The Tangram – Exploring the Puzzle Printmaking The ancient chinese puzzle is a ‘reverse puzzle’ of seven geometric pieces forming a square, that, traditionally, is then taken apart and put back together to create an image from thousands of possible shapes. This exhibition is an exploration of this puzzle by eight printmakers – variously exploring the process of disassembling and reassembling, the concept of the puzzle, and how we each see the world. Artists: Erika Beilharz, Diana Orinda Burns, Robyn Gibson, Anna Havir, Jane…

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Maldon & District Portrait Prize

March 10 @ 11:00 am - March 19 @ 4:00 pm
Maldon Community Centre, 6 Frances Street
Malson, Vic 3463
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An exhibition of portraits depicting residents of Central Victoria in all mediums. An initiative of the Maldon Artist network (MANet) and major sponsorship has been provided by Maldon Inc. and the Bendigo Community Bank. This exhibition is preselected and to be judged by award winning artist Peter Wegner.

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Eliza Tree Exhibition Launch

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
22CCC & Cultural Hub, 22 Hargraves Street
Castlemaine, Vic 3450 Australia
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Art Party

March 10 @ 7:00 pm
22CCC & Cultural Hub, 22 Hargraves Street
Castlemaine, Vic 3450 Australia
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Tapestry

March 10 @ 8:00 pm
Old Market Building, 44 Mostyn Street
Castlemaine, Vic 3450 Australia
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You don't have to stay inside the lines A spectacular video projection from local school children and Jim Coad of Video Architecture on the Old Castlemaine Market Building on Mostyn Street, Castlemaine.

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PechaKucha Artists Talks

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
22CCC & Cultural Hub, 22 Hargraves Street
Castlemaine, Vic 3450 Australia
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Meet the Makers: artists and creative practitioners from Arts Open talk about their arts practice, and the influence of creative space and place on their work. Internationally renowned PechaKucha events are fast-paced, inspirational, image focused artists talks. Each presentation includes 20 images, shown for 20 seconds over 6.4 minutes. Art’s Open is hosting two PechaKucha Nights during the 2018 Open Studios event. Each evening event will feature up to 10 different local artists and their work. They are short, concise talks; a live…

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PechaKucha Artists Talks

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
22CCC & Cultural Hub, 22 Hargraves Street
Castlemaine, Vic 3450 Australia
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Meet the Makers: artists and creative practitioners from Arts Open talk about their arts practice, and the influence of creative space and place on their work. Internationally renowned PechaKucha events are fast-paced, inspirational, image focused artists talks. Each presentation includes 20 images, shown for 20 seconds over 6.4 minutes. Art’s Open is hosting two PechaKucha Nights during the 2018 Open Studios event. Each evening event will feature up to 10 different local artists and their work. They are short, concise talks; a live…

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Castlemaine Idyll

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lot 19, McShannags Lane
Castlemaine, Vic 3450
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Closing Party –  @ Lot 19 A talent show like no other, live band and solid gold dancers, infamous judges. Come and sing! You’re the entertainment.

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