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Clarice Beckett, Wet Evening, c.1927, oil on board. Maud Rowe Bequest, 1937. Image: Ian Hill.

Winner of the 2019 Len Fox Painting Award. Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Antara, 2018, synthetic polymer paint on linen.

Louis Buvelot, Mount Elephant from Emu Creek, 1879, oil on canvas. Gift of Miss N. McKellar, 1974. Image: Ian Hill.

Detail of: Jenny Watson, Woman with Birds, 2008, arcylic on fabric with sheer fabric overlay. Gift of Phillip and Jill Dunn QC through the Cultural Gifts Program, 2016. Image: Ian Hill.

Jane McAuslan, Pedestal Cover, c.1860s, Cotton & linen. Image: Ian Hill.


Artist Talk: Liz Williamson - Hidden in their leaves: eucalypts dye experiments in Australia

Saturday 22 October, 2:00pm — Saturday 22 October, 3:00pm

Hidden in their leaves: eucalypts dye experiments in Australia

In this talk, artist and weaver Liz Williamson will discuss the Weaving Eucalypts Project exhibition now showing at CAM from 15 September 2022 – 12 February 2023.

The project involves a community of practitioners from Australia, New Zealand and several Indian Ocean countries – practitioners linked by an engagement with nature, concern for sustainability and natural dyeing.

Liz Williamson will briefly discuss the development to the project, key eucalypts dye experiments in Australia and the dissemination of eucalypts to Indian Ocean countries and the practitioners in the projects. Her presentation includes the landmark research of Jean Carman, who was the first to systematically document the colours of Australian Eucalypts by testing over 450 species and publishing her findings in 1978.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Saturday 22 October
Time: 2 – 3pm
Cost: Free

No RSVP required.

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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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