CAM Supporters

— champion the living culture and narratives of First Nations people
— create platforms for multiple voices in the exploration of art and ideas
— amplify the diverse narratives of our region and our nation
— care for the collection for future generations

Become a CAM Supporter:

Granite Guardians
An enduring and passionate group of supporters who make a minimum donation of $1,000 annually. Learn more.

Monthly Mates
A community of supporters who share in the vision of the gallery – contributing support at a level that best suits you. Learn more.

All donations $2 and over are tax-deductible.
Castlemaine Art Museum (ABN 21 613 667 664) is a Not-For-Profit Association and is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient.

Prefer to make a direct deposit?
Account Name: Castlemaine Art Museum Ltd
BSB: 063 509
Account Number: 00800215
Please include your name within the reference. Please email us so we can issue your receipt.

A Donation Form is also available to download here.

If you would like more information about becoming a donor, please send us an email or phone Front of House on 03 5472 2292 during gallery open hours.

Damon Moon, Untitled, 2019/20, slip-cast, low-fired stoneware, 23 carat gold-leaf. Collection of the artist. Image: Felix Wilson.

CAM Commissions Fundraiser

CAM Commissions are a series of unique, limited edition artworks developed and available for sale in support of Castlemaine Art Museum.

Renowned artist David Rosetzky has created the 2023 CAM Commission, with two unique photographic prints from his major 2023 commission, Air to Atmosphere.

David Rosetzky, Air to Atmosphere (2023) is an interdisciplinary project made in collaboration with members of the LGBTQIA+ community on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Central Victoria, commissioned by Castlemaine Art Museum. Stemming from a series of in-depth conversations Rosetzky initiated with participants, the project unfolds through photography, video, choreography, performance, songwriting, poetry, publishing and social encounter – exploring the diversity, trauma, resilience, and pride of the local LGBTQIA+ community.

Linking to his recent exhibition at CAM, the 2023 CAM Commission draws from David Rosetzky's video work within the show – as two video stills have been selected from the dance sequence filmed throughout the streets of Castlemaine. This dance sequence, and the choreographed movements devised by Jo Lloyd, were made in response to the bas-relief on the Museum's façade.

Purchase Artworks Online
Two exclusive prints are now available for purchase for $200 (unframed) in a limited edition of 25 for each print, in support of Castlemaine Art Museum. The 2023 CAM Commission is now available to purchase online or in the gallery.

This is a special opportunity to support CAM while building your personal collection. All funds raised provide crucial funding toward CAM's operations – underpinned by programming and community engagement enabling local and national exhibitions, artist commissions, and accessible programs.

The inaugural 2022 CAM Commissions – which saw Zoe Amor, David Frazer, and Melinda Harper create new works in response to the museum's heritage façade – are also available for purchase, to complete your CAM Commissions set. A limited number remain and are available for sale online or in the gallery.


Become a Granite Guardian

CAM’s Granite Guardians are an enduring and passionate group of supporters who make a minimum donation of $1,000 annually.

The Granite Guardians are the funding bedrock for the Museum, ensuring long-lasting sustainability for generations to come.

As a Granite Guardian, you play a direct role in championing our creative region and shaping the future of arts in Central Victoria.
Granite Guardians have a remarkable impact on the gallery – enabling CAM to bring together contemporary artists and communities of this region and beyond, creating a lively institution of national relevance.

CAM’s Granite Guardians donations are recognised for 12 months from the time of donation.
You're welcome to donate your support on an annual basis, with options to provide your donation as an annual, quarterly or monthly payment.


Become a Monthly Mate

CAM's Monthly Mates collectively underpin the operations of the gallery, ensuring vibrant programming all year-round.

As a Monthly Mate, you will become part of a community of supporters who share in the vision of the gallery – contributing support at a level that best suits you.

Monthly Mates who donate over $84 per month (totalling $1,000+) will also be recognised as Granite Guardians.


Terrace Projection Opening, Castlemaine Art Museum, 2022. Image: Diana Domonkos.


A bequest to Castlemaine Art Museum (CAM) is a generous way for you to make a lasting contribution for the benefit of future generations.

Suggested wording for your gift:
I give [% of my estate/$x /the rest and residue of my estate] to the Castlemaine Art Museum (ACN 613 667 664) ('the Museum’) for the use and benefit of the Museum at its absolute discretion and I direct that a receipt from an authorised officer of the Museum shall be a sufficient discharge for such gift.

Wording for a gift in a will to a specific area of support should be discussed with the Museum.

When making or updating your will, we strongly recommend that you consult a solicitor to ensure it is legally valid and reflects your intentions.


CAM gratefully acknowledges the significant contributions and support from government and program partners, and all corporate and in-kind sponsors.

Government Partners
Creative Victoria
Mount Alexander Shire Council

Program Partners
Albert and Barbara Tucker Foundation
Australian Government through the Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) Program
Australian Government through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund
Besen Family Foundation
Castlemaine State Festival
Christine Bell
Creative Australia (Australia Council for the Arts)
Friends of the Castlemaine Art Museum (FOCAM)
Gertrude: Contemporary Art on the Road
Peter Lovell and Michael Jan
Michael Rigg
Melbourne Recital Centre
National Library of Australia
NETS Victoria
Novo Resources
PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography
Project Eleven
Public Records Office of Victoria
Rotary Club of Castlemaine
Tom Burrowes
Victorian Government through the Pride Events and Festivals Fund 2022-23
Vizard Foundation
The Water Dragon Endowment

Legal Partner
Corrs Chambers Westgarth

In-Kind Supporters and Sponsors
Boomtown Wine
Canson Paper
Colour Factory
Harcourt Apples
Haymes Paint
Ian Hill Photography
Johnny Baker
Kayell Australia
Like Butter
Love Shack Brewing Company
Murnong Mummas
Musthave Vintage
Pidgeon Ward
Sonntag Press
Tint Design
Union Studio

Media and Tourism Partners
Art Guide Australia
Castlemaine Mail
Midland Express

Harold Herbert, Castlemaine Art Gallery and Museum, 1931, watercolour. Gift of the artist, 1931.


CAM Supporters enable us to continue delivering a vibrant calendar of exhibitions, artist commissions, inviting and accessible programs for the community, and care for the collection. Together we can create a dynamic, inclusive platform for creative agency, new voices, community connection, reflection, and ideas.

2022-23 Donors
Alcaston Gallery
Susan Allen
Rick Amor
Amor, Williams & Sorensen Family
Dee and Graham Burge
Frank and Robyn Lewis
Robert Baker
Belinda Bardas
Neil Barrett
Christine Bell
Brendan Blake
Cynthia Blanche
Bowness Family Foundation
Mordecai Bromberg
Kerin Carr
Heather Chapman
Andrew Christie and Elizabeth Newton
Fiona Collyer
Robert Cordy
Mavourneen Cowen
John Cruthers, Sheila Foundation
Marion Downe
Bernadette Ervin
Chelsi Foskett
Diane Frape-Linton
Friends of Bendigo Art Gallery Inc.
Friends of Castlemaine Art Museum
Stuart Garrow
Elizabeth Gaynor
Elizabeth Geddes
Rena Geroe
Geraldine Gerrish
Kristin and Graham Gill, Northern Books
Kathryn Hall and Rod Gibson
Andrew Hamilton
Doug and Kerry Hansford
Cathrine Harboe-Ree
Virginia Harkin
Geraldine Harris
Ross Hicks
Judith Holding
Stephanie Holt
Alison Inglis
Intouch Consultants
Jacinta and Tony Jackson
Lesley Kitchen
Beverly Knight
Anthony Knight
Margaret and Kathy Landvogt
Irene Lawson
Christine Lloyd
Trevor Lloyd
Ian Lulham
Stephen Machet
Malcolm Macpherson
Ray Marginson AM, In Memory Of
James McArdle
Chris McAuliffe
Fiona McGauchie and James Penlidis
Helen McInnis
Christopher Menz and Peter Rose
Jenny Merkus
Sarina Meuleman
Julie Millowick
Paul Morgan
John Nairn
Kieren Naish
Angela Neal
Ruth Neath
Kevin Nemeth
Valerie Newman
Gael L Newton
Lina Pahor
A and T Radford
Michel Reymond
Michael Rigg
James Roberts
Anne Robertson
Patricia Robins
Rotary Club of Castlemaine
Gary Russell and Ria Maguire through the APS Foundation
Sac’O’Suds Launderette
Vic Say
Joe and Julie Scoglio
Barbara Semler
Peter Sheldrake
Mark Sheppard
Amanda Simpson
Robert Stevens, Australiana Society
Irene Sutton
Fiona Sweet
Helen Symon
Carolyn Tavener
The Hub Foundation Castlemaine
Thomas Timpe
Liz Tromans
Laurene Vaughan
Rosemary Walls
Brian Walters and Sally Polmear
Peta White
Geoffrey Williams
Judith Williams
Clive Willman
Anthony Wilson
John Wolseley
Anonymous x 2

Historical Donors
Albert and Barbara Tucker Foundation
Anonymous Benefactors through Smith & Singer
Bardas Family
Christine Bell
Miss Winifred Brotherton
Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum (CAGHM) Foundation
Percy Chaster
K. and H. Cooper
Neil M Daly
E. B. Myer Charity Fund
James Farrell
Frances and Harold Abbott Foundation
Diane Frape-Linton
Sir John & Lady Higgins and Miss Catherine Higgins
Ian Potter Foundation
John T Reid Charitable Trusts
L & H Hecht Trust
Jack Loel
Peter Lovell and Michael Jan
Helen Macfarlane and The Macfarlane Fund
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
Frank McKillop
Percy Baxter Trust
E. A. Richards
Michael Rigg
Sandhurst Trustees
A. C. and B. T. Sinclair
T. C., B. B. and S. R. Stoneman
The S. R. Stoneman Foundation
UTAH Foundation
Vizard Foundation
Walter J Whitchell
William Paxton Charitable Fund

Criss Canning, Water Lilies, 2013, oil on composition board, 35.5 x 35.5 cm. June Davies Bequest Fund to mark the centenary of the Gallery, 2013.


Our community of members can feel proud in helping to keep our unique collection alive.

CAM was founded through the efforts of the Castlemaine community and continues to play an important and privileged role as a custodian of a collection on behalf its community.

As well as supporting CAM, members receive a free yearly subscription to Art Guide Australia as part of their membership.

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Unknown photographer, Celebrating the opening of the Higgins Gallery, 1961.


CAM's volunteers are integral to our operations.

Volunteers provide support across all facets of the organisation, including guiding, front of house support, events, collection research, and administration. CAM is not currently accepting new volunteers. Subscribe to our newsletter (below) to keep up to date with future opportunities.

CAM intern Emily Donehue installing Harley C Griffiths (1908–81), Pears 1939, in the Higgins Gallery. Image: Janina Green.

Friends of CAM

Friends of the Castlemaine Art Museum (FOCAM) is a supporter group for Members of the Castlemaine Art Museum to enhance their membership of CAM and enjoy art-related social fundraising events.

A small annual fee will ensure your support of CAM.
You will quickly recoup your membership fee. Benefits include:

  • Priority, discounted booking to our fundraising events, including monthly CAM Conversations where artists, curators and other experts speak and add to your knowledge and enjoyment of art;
  • Join the friendly group on bus excursions;
  • Come along on organised car pool events to nearby galleries or artists' studios;
  • Come to our Christmas break-up lunch, held exclusively for FOCAM Members;
  • Join our Committee.

Our Committee works hard to ensure we bring you interesting events and excursions, and suggestions are always welcome. All funds raised at functions go to CAM. Your membership fee covers our costs and insurance.

To join Friends of Castlemaine Art Museum Inc. you must be a financial member of the Castlemaine Art Museum.

If you are a current CAM member, simply download the FOCAM Membership Form and email to or deliver to Reception at CAM.

The FOCAM membership year is from 1st December to 30th November.

FOCAM Membership Fees -
First Year $15 (includes $5 joining fee)
Annual Fee $10

Payment is to be made directly into Friends of Castlemaine Art Museum Inc. bank account or by cash handed to the Reception at CAM in an enveloped clearly marked with your name.

Elsie M Clark, Lamp, c1930-1950, enamelware and metal. Image: Ian Hill

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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