Events

Paddock to Paper Drawing Workshop

Friday 23 September, 4:00pm — Friday 23 September, 6:00pm

To coincide with our current Terrace Projection: Agri-Cultures by Zoe Scoglio, we are delighted to present Paddock to Paper on Friday 23 September.

Part drawing workshop, part feast, Paddock to Paper is open to people of any age and technical ability to draw and experiment in this guided session with local artist and CAM staff member Anna Schwann. Join us at the gallery for a (sort of) still life drawing workshop, that you can eat at the end!

Anna Schwann works in expanded sculptural practice that investigates the encounter between art and audience; facilitating conversation using sensory engaging tactics as means of connection.

Taking inspiration from the farming 'industry', social economies, and the ethos of Gung Hoe Growers, this drawing workshop invites you to explore lateral thinking around process and outcome, the movement of time, and figuring out how to work with your neighbours.

Where: Castlemaine Art Museum
Date: Friday 23 September
Time: 4 – 6pm
Cost: $30 + Booking fee
BYO: Plate, cutlery, cup.
Provided: Drawing materials, paper, boards, food.
Note: Food provided will be vegetarian and organic where possible. Nut free, gluten free options available.

Tickets available here. Bookings essential.



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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.
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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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