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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

CAM Art Book Fair 2024

Saturday 1 June, 10:00am — Sunday 2 June, 3:00pm

As part of the 2024 Melbourne Art Book Fair, Castlemaine Art Museum presents a two-day regional art book fair held throughout its 1931 heritage Art Deco building.

From 10am to 3pm across 1–2 June, CAM will host a dynamic art book fair showcasing work by central Victorian artists, writers and publishers, alongside a series of special events including artist talks, workshops, a book launch, and panel conversations on artists publishing their work. A unique design installation will also be presented to coincide with Melbourne Design Week.

With a vast range of stallholders from central Victoria, this is an extraordinary opportunity to meet regional artists, designers, writers and publishers, and support Castlemaine’s vibrant creative community on Dja Dja Wurrung Country.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Address: 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
Dates: Saturday 1 June – Sunday 2 June
Time: 10am – 3pm
Cost: Free

Program Partner
National Gallery of Victoria
Part of Melbourne Design Week 2024, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.



CAM Art Book Fair, in partnership with NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair, 2022. Image: Diana Domonkos.



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CAM Art Book Fair | Regional Design Leaders: Installation with Digital Mould Design

Saturday 1 June, 11:00am — Saturday 1 June, 12:00pm

Based in Castlemaine, Digital Mould Design (DMD) are the leading digital mould and formwork designers in Australia. Following the first design installation with Like Butter in 2023 as part of Melbourne Design Week and Melbourne Art Book Fair at CAM, this year DMD have created a distinct steel GFRC mould installation to activate the gallery space. With many years of experience in concrete and GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) moulding, DMD specialise in solving the complex forms found in contemporary Australian architectural projects.

Tim Preston and Sholto Turner of DMD will be in conversation with CAM Director, Naomi Cass, discussing their design installation and offering insight into their process. Hear how DMD use 3D computer modelling to digitise the concrete form based on architectural drawings, CAD files, sketches or briefs, to design and develop mould and formwork systems suitable for a range of fabrication methods.


Presented as part of CAM Art Book Fair, in conjunction with the 2024 Melbourne Art Book Fair.


Speakers

Digital Mould Design
Digital Mould Design (DMD) offer world leading concrete formwork, mould design and fabrication technologies. DMD specialise in the design and supply of in-situ formwork and precast moulds for commercial builders, large scale domestic developments, landscaping and urban development. DMD apply leading edge technologies to suit any shape, finish and budget. These technologies include laser cut steel, CNC machined polystyrene foam (EPS), fibreglass and 3D printing. Projects include MONA Hobart, Park Hyatt Sydney, University of Melbourne, Jewel Tower Gold Coast, MCG Melbourne, Melbourne Metro Tunnel, Sea World Atlantis Queensland, Curtin University Perth, Mildura Riverfront Precinct, Melbourne Quarter, Idée Fix Winery Margaret River.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Address: 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
Dates: Saturday 1 June
Time: 11am – 12pm
Cost: Free

Program Partner
National Gallery of Victoria
Part of Melbourne Design Week 2024, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.



Digital Mould Design, Steel Composite Mould.



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CAM Art Book Fair | Panel Conversation: Collaborative Publishing of Surrounding

Saturday 1 June, 2:00pm — Saturday 1 June, 3:00pm

Now showing at Castlemaine Art Museum, Julie Millowick: Surrounding features a selection of work from 36 years of documenting the Central Victorian post goldrush environment around the home of the artist, including a new series seen for the first time. In this exhibition, Millowick captures the beauty of her surrounding in tumult and recovery. This strangely poignant landscape has been turned upside down through violent extraction – but it remains resilient and offers capacity for renewal.

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition, Surrounding by Julie Millowick is a publication that extends her photographic documentation. The publication features an introduction by the artist, an essay by exhibition curator Jenny Long, full-colour photographs, and an interactive map. The publication showcases Millowick’s diverse explorations of her environment, using film, pinhole camera, photogram, lumen, cyanotype and digital capture.

In this panel conversation, hear from artist Julie Millowick and the team behind the publication: Jac DiBlasi, Designer; Jessie DiBlasi, Producer; Rob Gale, Image Editor; and Stephanie Holt, Editor. Chaired by CAM Director, Naomi Cass, the conversation will explore the publishing process, considering artistic and design sensibilities from concept to completion, collaborating as a publishing team, and realising the publication in tandem with a major exhibition.


Presented as part of CAM Art Book Fair, in conjunction with the 2024 Melbourne Art Book Fair.


Speakers

Julie Millowick
Julie Millowick began her photographic career working in the darkroom of Athol Shmith, John Cato and Peter Barr. After completing her studies at Prahran College of Advanced Education, she worked as a press and public relations photographer, after which the direction of her commercial folio changed and she worked as a corporate industrial photographer. Julie achieved early recognition for her photojournalism when she exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria and Australian Centre for Photography in 1977 in Australian New Work. She has exhibited and published regularly since then, with work held in major photography collections in Australia and internationally. In 1993 she exhibited work in the exhibition Intimate Lives with Sally Mann, Nan Goldin and Jaques Henri Lartigue at the International Fotofeis in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jac DiBlasi
Jac DiBlasi is a graphic designer with a passion for publication design with a Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Communication Design from Swinburne University of Technology. She has a demonstrated history of working in the events services industry across Melbourne festivals and institutions including Fed Square and the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (MCEC). Her superpower is her keen ability to collaborate with clients and artists, identifying the perfect format and style to enhance a published narrative for print outputs of 250 to 200K. Jac employs design elements that add to the reader experience, such as the fold out guiding map included in Surrounding or the section for readers to document their own family recipes in Nonna to Nana.

Jessie DiBlasi
Jessie DiBlasi is a multidisciplinary artist and writer with a proven track record of socially engaged practice. Her work explores and celebrates tradition, history, and connection through visual and practical application, often employing the photobook along with interactive programming to engage audiences. Her work has been awarded and recognised nationally and internationally through awards, residencies and collections that include the State Library of Victoria and National Library of Australia and has been selected for art prizes including The Blake Prize, the Muswellbrook Art Prize, Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women, MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize, and Iris Award.

Rob Gale
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Rob Gale is a graduate of Prahran college who has worked as a freelance commercial photographer nationally and internationally for over 35 years. Currently, he teaches photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), where he has taught photography and digital postproduction to vocational students for more than 16 years. Outside of teaching, Rob continues to work on independent projects, most recently completing pre-press production for Michael Coyne’s internationally award-winning book about village life around the world Villages: Hearing the Grass Grow’. Rob has had work exhibited at the Ballarat International Photo Biennale and as a finalist in the Moran Photographic prize, Aussie Street Awards, Head on Awards and The Blake Prize.

Stephanie Holt
Stephanie Holt is a Fryerstown-based editor, who specialises in arts and culture publishing. She is current Chair of the Institute of Professional Editors, Australia and New Zealand, and works part-time with Overland journal and the History Council of Victoria, as well as maintaining a freelance editing practice.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Address: 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
Dates: Saturday 1 June
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Cost: Free

Program Partner
National Gallery of Victoria
Part of Melbourne Design Week 2024, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.



Surrounding by Julie Millowick, 155 pages, 21.0 x 26.0 cm. Printed in Naarm/Melbourne by Bambra, 2024.



Surrounding by Julie Millowick, 155 pages, 21.0 x 26.0 cm. Printed in Naarm/Melbourne by Bambra, 2024.



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CAM Art Book Fair | Panel Conversation: Self-Publishing Artists Reaching Across and Beyond the Region

Sunday 2 June, 10:00am — Sunday 2 June, 11:00am

How do artists make a space for their work in publishing? Can self-publishing provide artists with a new form of agency in reaching audiences in constrained financial times?

This panel conversation will delve into these questions and investigate the role of self-publishing for artists. Hear from a range of self-publishers including illustrator and writer Lorena Carrington of Pardalote Press, artist Deborah Klein, and artist Clayton Tremlett, and discover practical insight into the self-publishing process – from high production artist books through to limited edition zines.


Presented as part of CAM Art Book Fair, in conjunction with the 2024 Melbourne Art Book Fair.


Speakers

Lorena Carrington
Lorena Carrington is an illustrator and writer whose books have been published in Australia and internationally. She is known in Australia for her illustration work in the field of fairy tales and picture books, and she also writes for older children. She designed and jointly coordinated the anthology South of the Sun: Australian Fairy Tales for the 21st Century; and runs Pardalote Press, an independent publishing house, with author Sophie Masson. She was the recipient of the 2020 Australian Fairy Tale Society award, and a 2023 May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowship. Her picture book Satin, written by Sophie Masson, is a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book for 2024.

Deborah Klein
Deborah Klein was born in Melbourne and grew up in the coastal suburb of St Kilda. From 1973 she lived and worked in London, returning to Melbourne in 1980. In 2011, she began dividing her practice between Melbourne and Ballarat, moving permanently to the latter in late 2019. The artist gained degree and post-degree qualifications from Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Gippsland School of Advanced Education and a Research MA from Monash University, Gippsland. Since 1987 she has regularly held solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. Klein's practice encompasses painting, drawing, printmaking and book art. Her work has received numerous awards and is held in public and university collections throughout Australia. In 2009 she founded Moth Woman Press, through which she publishes her artist books and zines. MWP publications are held in the permanent collections of the National Library of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, State Library of Victoria, State Library of Queensland, Melbourne Athenaeum Library, Monash University, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK and the Baillieu Library, Melbourne University.

Clayton Tremlett
Clayton Tremlett was born in 1964, he studied Painting and Printmaking at Charles Sturt University between 1980 and 1984. His works draw explicitly from Australian history and culture, following sustained periods of research. He is renowned for his linocut portraiture; however, he also works with etching and screen printing to produce wallpapers, artist’s books, installations, editioned and unique state prints. He is represented in the Australian National Gallery, Bendigo, Geelong, Castlemaine, Hamilton, Mornington Peninsula, Wangaratta and State Library of Victoria collections.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Address: 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
Dates: Sunday 2 June
Time: 10am – 11am
Cost: Free

Program Partner
National Gallery of Victoria
Part of Melbourne Design Week 2024, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.



Courtesy of Clayton Tremlett.



Zines by Deborah Klein. Courtesy of Deborah Klein.



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CAM Art Book Fair | Workshop: Paper Marbling with The Harebrained Press

Sunday 2 June, 11:00am — Sunday 2 June, 12:30pm

The art form of paper marbling takes its name from the stone it resembles, which is prized for its characteristic veins and ripples. In the West, marbling originated in 15th century Turkey as ebru or ‘cloud art’. Paints were spread and manipulated on a gum-thickened tank of water to create embellishments for calligraphy and manuscripts, and to frame drawings and paintings.

Presented by Beck Sutton of The Harebrained Press, this workshop will provide participants with an introduction to the history, materials, equipment and processes of western paper marbling. Since 2016, Beck Sutton has learned the traditional art of bookmaking and techniques such as hand typesetting, letterpress printing, paper marbling and bookbinding. The Harebrained Press was born from this enterprise, along with its first edition, Closer than Breathing.

The workshop includes all materials and welcomes all levels of skill and ability. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn how to set up paper marbling at home, to try their hand at the art form, and to take their results away.

Bookings essential. Limited spaces available. Purchase tickets here.


Presented as part of CAM Art Book Fair, in conjunction with the 2024 Melbourne Art Book Fair.


Presenter

Beck Sutton of The Harebrained Press
Beck Sutton (R.I. Sutton) is a local writer and book artist who, in 2016, set out to produce her 136-page short story collection using only traditional bookmaking techniques. She dubbed this endeavor ‘The Harebrained Press Project’. Over the seven years that followed, Beck learnt hand typesetting, letterpress printing, paper marbling and bookbinding, to complete her project in 2023. The Harebrained Press was born from this enterprise.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Address: 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
Dates: Sunday 2 June
Time: 11am – 12:30pm
Cost: $40
Provided: Workshop includes all materials.

Tickets: Purchase tickets here.

Program Partner
National Gallery of Victoria
Part of Melbourne Design Week 2024, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.



Courtesy of The Harebrained Press.



Courtesy of The Harebrained Press.



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