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2023 CAM Commission: David Rosetzky, Air to Atmosphere (#2), 2023, still from two channel video installation, giclée print on Canson Rag Photographique 310 gsm 100% cotton rag. Printed by Ian Hill Fine Art Printing.

2023 CAM Commission: David Rosetzky, Air to Atmosphere (#1), 2023, still from two channel video installation, giclée print on Canson Rag Photographique 310 gsm 100% cotton rag. Printed by Ian Hill Fine Art Printing.

2022 CAM Commission: David Frazer, Love and Fear, 2022, wood engraving. Handprinted by David Frazer.

2022 CAM Commission: Melinda Harper, Homage to the women founders of CAM, 2022, giclée print on archival 100% cotton rag paper. Printed by Ian Hill Fine Art Printing.

2022 CAM Commission: Zoe Amor, After the Storm, 2022, giclée print on archival 100% cotton rag paper. Printed by Ian Hill Fine Art Printing.

Events

Public Programs - The Children's Sensorium

Thursday 27 June, 11:00am — Sunday 4 August, 4:00pm


Free Public Programs at the Castlemaine Art Museum
Bookings necessary and sessions limited to 20 children
Parents and caretakers are welcome to join the sessions


Thursday 27 June, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Professional Development Session for Teachers
Getting to know The Children’s Sensorium
Guided tour of Sensorium with Curator Grace McQuilten and artist Larissa Hjorth.

Free Book here


Saturday 6th July, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Exploring Scent
Ages 4 - 11
Artist Anna Schwann explores various smells with children before they choose their own to include in their very own scented skycharm to take home or gift to a friend.

Free Book here


Friday 12th July, two sessions: 11.30am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 3.00pm
The Future of Play
Ages 4 - 11
Children learn the power of play as a core literacy. Circulating between a series of play stations, children discover play based learning to regulate emotions with artist Larissa Hjorth.

Free Book here


Saturday 20th July, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
What’s that Sound?
Ages 4 – 11
Sound artist Philip Samartzis takes kids through the wonderful sounds of the children’s sensorium in this interactive workshop. Kids will travel to new places in an exploration of sound.

Free Book here


Sunday 21st July – 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Move, Sound, Touch, Play
Ages 4 - 11
Live Particle use carefully selected sensory objects and tools as entry points into embodied play: moving, vocalising, imagining, mindful touch and tactile resistance. The strategies are experiential, often non-verbal and provide creative strategies to manage physical and mental wellbeing.

Free Book here


School bookings
If you would like to book an additional workshop for your school group, please contact CAM at
info@castlemaineartmuseum.org.au or 03 5472 2292

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Various
Time: Various
Cost: Free


Supporters

RMIT Culture
Mount Alexander Shire Council
Victorian Health Promotion Foundation



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Gallery Performance | National Youth Choir of Australia

Friday 5 July, 1:00pm — Friday 5 July, 2:00pm

The National Youth Choir of Australia exists to inspire and empower young Australian singers, developing commitment to music and the highest standards of vocal ensemble performance.

The National Youth Choir of Australia presents the first concert of their 2024 season at Castlemaine Art Museum on Friday 5 July.

Directed by Warren Trevelyan-Jones, pieces include the acclaimed Passing of the Year by Jonathan Dove, John Rutter's Hymn to the Creator of Light, and music by various Australian composers.

Numbers are limited, bookings essential.
Purchase tickets here.


National Youth Choir of Australia
For over two decades, the National Youth Choir of Australia (NYCA) has operated as a nationally auditioned SATB chamber choir for singers aged 18-26. Bringing together Australia’s most outstanding young adult singers from all states and territories, they meet annually for an intensive workshop week culminating in a series of public concerts. It has focused on presenting a broad repertoire with a strong commitment to Australian choral music.
The first season of the NYCA was held in 1995. The choir has included seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Darwin, as well as tours in urban and regional Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, and New Zealand.
NYCA has performed under some of Australia’s finest choral conductors, as well as visiting conductors such as Anton Armstrong & Weston Noble (USA), Tony Funk (Canada), and NYCA Patrons David Hill and John Rutter (UK). We look forward to an Australia where choral music is a powerful and positive cultural force.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Friday 5 July
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Cost: $33 General / $27.50 Concession

Tickets: Purchase tickets here.


Courtesy of the National Youth Choir of Australia.



Courtesy of the National Youth Choir of Australia.



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Gallery Performance | Boyd Meets Girl

Friday 12 July, 6:30pm — Friday 12 July, 7:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome cello and guitar duo Boyd Meets Girl to Castlemaine Art Museum on Friday 12 July.

Boyd Meets Girl combines the thrilling virtuosity of two world-renowned soloists, with thoughtful, eclectic programming that effortlessly blends beloved classical works by composers including Debussy, Bach and Schubert, with their own virtuosic and surprising takes on Radiohead, Beyoncé, The Beatles and others.

Comprised of Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd and American cellist Laura Metcalf, the duo has performed around the world, from Kathmandu to Hawaii, and from Sydney to their home in New York City. Their debut album reached No. 3 on the Billboard charts, and to date has received over 4 million streams on Spotify, and recent appearances include Caramoor, Moab Music Festival, Newport Classical, The Morgan Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This performance holds a special connection, with Rupert Boyd performing at CAM - an art museum that holds works in its Collection by his great-grandfather, artist Penleigh Boyd.

Purchase tickets here.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Friday 12 July
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm (Doors at 6pm)
Cost: $40 General / $32 Concession

Tickets: Purchase tickets here.


Boyd Meets Girl. Image: Jiyang Chen


Boyd Meets Girl. Image: Jim Henkel



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Opening and Prize Announcement | 2024 Len Fox Painting Award

Friday 27 September, 6:30pm — Friday 27 September, 8:30pm

Celebrate the opening of the 2024 Len Fox Painting Award exhibition, with the announcement of the $50,000 acquisitive award by judges John Wolseley and Emma Busowsky.

Join us for the opening on Friday 27 September, 6:30pm, with speeches and the award announcement from 7pm.

Thank you to our major sponsors, local winemaking co-operative Boomtown Wine, and local bar and brewery Love Shack Brewing Company for supporting CAM events and providing local beer and wine. Light refreshments also provided.


The Len Fox Painting Award is a biennial acquisitive painting prize and is awarded to a living Australian artist to commemorate the life and work of Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865–1915), the uncle of Len Fox, partner of benefactor Mona Fox. The Len Fox Painting Award and generous acquisitive cash prize of $50,000 is funded through a bequest from Mona Fox. The Len Fox Painting Award recognises and promotes the work of Australian artists pursuing the artistic interests and qualities of E. P. Fox. These include engagement with colour and light; ambitious connections with international developments in art; and an interest in travel and an engagement with the cultures of diverse regions and peoples.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Friday 27 September
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Prize Announcement 7pm)
Cost: Free

Event Supporters
Boomtown Wine
Love Shack Brewing Company




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Womindjika Woorineen willam bit
Willam Dja Dja Wurrung Balug
Wokuk mung gole-bo-turoi
talkoop mooroopook

Welcome to our homeland,
home of the Dja Dja Wurrung people
we offer you people good spirit.
Uncle Rick Nelson

The Jaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung are the Custodians of the land and waters on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. We extend these same sentiments to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations peoples.

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Free entry
Thursday-Saturday
11am–4pm
Sunday
12pm–4pm