With over 185 artists across the Mount Alexnader Shire, walk into their studios and gain insight into their creative process; and if you love it you can purchase directly from the maker. With so many fantastic artists in the one region you don’t have far to travel to see some of the finest visual art, ceramics, photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting and illustration. A most enjoyable and cultural celebration of creatives over two weekends. Enjoy!

I am a printmaker working mainly in dry point etchings on aluminium plates. I am interested in the natural world on my

Colleen and Brian are excited to share their newly organised studio –in a large shed on their small Taradale farm. Their eclectic

In creating alternate worlds in different mediums there is perpetual tension between the real and the imagined. Portal invites you to experience

I’d like people to see my new studio right in the heart of Castlemaine. I will have oil paintings and gouache for

Melinda’s current body of work is about discovery and returning. It’s about excavating what it means to be human, to be fallible,

From the East India Company, to Anthropocene. Utilising visual narrative, textual investigation and historical journeying, I unpack a more realistic understanding of

David Frazer has held over 40 exhibitions in Australia, London and China. He has won many Art Awards locally and Internationally including

Leslie Thornton has lived and worked in Castlemaine for 50 years. His body of work includes paintings of local icons‚ bridges, shops,

I have always been fascinated by the age of sail and making boat models has been one expression of that interest. There

Delicate watercolours, colourful mosaics, exquisite ceramics and brilliant abstract paintings.

My art practice is centred around the flow of energy, whether this is in everyday life, nature or spiritual influence. I use

I create functional wheel-thrown porcelain ceramics, bringing handcrafted elegance to everyday life. Objects that are special to us create ritual and honouring;

Sandra Dean is a realist painter working and living in Central Victoria. Her work honors traditional oil painting techniques and materials. Formal

I’m inspired by the real Aussie Bush which has not been desecrated by the European Invaders. I don’t mean the grass paddocks

We are 3 artists working in 3 different syles and mediums. James is a photographer and printer, Serena is a sculptor, primarily

Sea Garden Ceramics are fine porcelain works. The working process is hand built, hand painted /glazed and fired. The organic detailed forms

Bev Lewis makes works on paper presenting the natural world in novel and contemporary ways. I want to encourage the viewer to

Penny Peckham is a printmaker, based in Castlemaine since 2014. With a background in Art History, much of her work has been

At a time when meeting indoors was restricted, a group of artists gathered amongst the granite boulders to talk art, creativity and

Paul Cavell was born in Melbourne in 1946 and studied architecture in the mid-sixties at the University of Melbourne. He transferred to

I make works on paper, artist books and small paper sculptures. Linocuts, hand stamping, collagraphs and monoprints are the print techniques I

My studio is up in the clouds with splendid views of Castlemaine’s woodlands and its landscape of rocky shapes, and ever-changing light

As a painter and sculptor my main focus has always been on the environment. I grew up in ‘Dunmoochin’, an artists enclave

Wild Parterre I am questioning the categorising of flower‚ to paint the weeds on our roadside, the grasses lying with their individual

RedShed Arts Workshop is a facility for artists both professional and amateur and for those who wish to learn new skills or

Carole Kernohan and Michelle Guest We create using various techniques, including dyeing, spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, silversmithing and use a variety of

After the success of my previous exhibition at the Taproom, I’m grateful for the opportunity to exhibit my new paintings in this

Catherine Pilgrim’s recent works revolve around narratives of women from history. Exploring the murky ground of historical sources, Pilgrim builds imagery suggestive

I paint anything, but mainly landscape using Gouache, Oil and occasionally Acrylic. My studio is a wholly, present time, functional artist space

Ah but your land is beautiful. Alan Paton was talking about South Africa our homeland. This is what we feel about our

Life’s a studio. Images and metaphors synonyms and rhyme Expelled from a less than perfect heart Late expressions from one slowing man

This prolific international Scottish Artist has won numerous prizes, both overseas and in Australia for his impressive landscapes and is one of

Kate is a multi-disciplinary artist, working from her studio amidst the beautiful Muckleford Forest. Kate works with paint, multimedia and embroidery. She

I am a printmaker, with a practice which also includes painting, cyanotypes and artist books among other things. I returned to Australia

Artist and graphic designer Lisa Major, loves creating sustainable gifts of joy. Lisa’s unique paintings, illustrations and design inspirations come from her

Playground My studio is a place of research and development, where I am exploring the formal elements of line, form, space and

Our studio, firing service, and workshops are an opportunity for beginners and experienced ceramic artists, potters, and hobbyists to gather, share, learn,

Graeme has been a professional artist for fifty years, recently retiring to the Castlemaine area. Painting small intimate panels, en plain air,

Ann Ferguson is a ceramic artist living and working on Djaara country in Castlaine. Her work is primarily abstract and sculptural, exploring

The Spirit Bottles of Giovanni Baptista It is 1630s Florence and Giovanni Baptista, a man in lockdown due to a ravaging plague,

Painter in oils. Born Essendon Victoria 1932 Began painting at age 15 and is self taught. Exhibitions: since 1971 AMP Building, Emerald

Sarah Fowler’s work is created entirely by hand, her passion for design and fine craftsmanship has given her a reputation for superb

We love clay! Our studio is a hive of muddy activity and we’d love you to come visit. Our members and students

I like the discipline of making mid fired Porcelain and Terracotta Tableware but also enjoy the freedom of making one off pieces.

On show are Mezzotint intaglio prints; graphite Botanical drawings and soft pastel landscape drawings. The work spans a period of approximately 10

My work is contemporary realism. Still life is my primary passion and focus however, I am working more and more with birds

Jane McKenzie’s ceramic sculptures have evolved from a life-long preoccupation with making art and a parallel architectural career. She completed a Master

Artpuff is a groovy new little showing and making space, launched in late 2021. Run by artists Kir Larwill and Melissa Proposch,

Trefor’s sculptures are fabricated from numerous components which he makes using various engineering techniques and reflect the human condition. Belinda’s delicate pen

As a visual artist – painting and printmaking – Betsy looks for form and shape from which to build a platform for

Explore Newstead and surrounds by following our Art Trail. See the works of printmakers, painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, and more – at

Walking in Campbells Creek There is a curious uncertainty, a wondering, a stillness, and yet, in the atmosphere of the bush as

I make ceramic cups and plates. Everything I make is intended to be used, with each cup being slightly different so people

Three artists , one venue. Pixels & paint cohabitat to present a diverse collection of work. Eleni  showcases acrylic and watercolor paintings

Diana Orinda Burns is an artist who is primarily concerned with process and the evolution of ideas. In the last twenty years

A fascination with wilderness, both local and remote, underpins Jane Rusden’s work. Combining Zoology and art she immerses herself in the landscape

Having moved in a few different trajectories I spent time working on colour and painting technique in the last few years with

fluxed earth uses high fired stoneware clay and glazes influenced by Japanese, Korean and Chinese ceramic traditions. Our current focus is on

Painting and drawing I am an abstract artist and my paintings are influenced by the world around me. I reference the High

Contemporary Artist Dale Cox works across a diverse range of visual media including Film, painting and sculpture, often appropriating found objects as

My work is hand built in earthenware clay and fired in oxidation. My specialty is saggar fired ceramics using an electric kiln.

I am a Fine Art graduate from Monash University. In 2012 I left Melbourne for the central goldfields in Victoria, to set

Graeme Galloway

Graeme has been a professional artist for fifty years, recently retiring to the Castlemaine area. Painting small intimate panels, en plain air, chasing the many moods of the surrounding countryside.

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Lisa Major

Artist and graphic designer Lisa Major, loves creating sustainable gifts of joy. Lisa’s unique paintings, illustrations and design inspirations come from her deep love of nature having grown up in

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Abbie Heathcote

I’m inspired by the real Aussie Bush which has not been desecrated by the European Invaders. I don’t mean the grass paddocks and occasional gumtrees which are now called the

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Jinette de Gooijer

My studio is up in the clouds with splendid views of Castlemaine’s woodlands and its landscape of rocky shapes, and ever-changing light & colour. I will be exhibiting works made

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Ann Ferguson

Ann Ferguson is a ceramic artist living and working on Djaara country in Castlaine. Her work is primarily abstract and sculptural, exploring both contoured forms in nature and the angular

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Stephen Tester

On show are Mezzotint intaglio prints; graphite Botanical drawings and soft pastel landscape drawings. The work spans a period of approximately 10 years.

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Betsy Forster

As a visual artist – painting and printmaking – Betsy looks for form and shape from which to build a platform for colour – whether landscape or still life. For

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Carol Swain

Walking in Campbells Creek There is a curious uncertainty, a wondering, a stillness, and yet, in the atmosphere of the bush as the wind ripples through the leaves, creating various

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Sandra Dean

Sandra Dean is a realist painter working and living in Central Victoria. Her work honors traditional oil painting techniques and materials. Formal art studies include Diploma of Visual Arts and

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Janet Neilson

I make works on paper, artist books and small paper sculptures. Linocuts, hand stamping, collagraphs and monoprints are the print techniques I use. Inspiration comes from the garden and regular

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Eva Miller

Painting and drawing I am an abstract artist and my paintings are influenced by the world around me. I reference the High Plains where I often walk, my garden when

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fluxed earth

fluxed earth uses high fired stoneware clay and glazes influenced by Japanese, Korean and Chinese ceramic traditions. Our current focus is on sculptures and sculptural vessels referencing ancient ceramic forms.

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