Gallery Exhibitions & Major Events

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The Lot19 Gallery is a much loved arts space in Castlemaine with a long history of exhibiting local and visiting artists and of hosting significant arts events. The gallery has wonderful natural light thanks to its cathedral style high ceiling and glass topped walls. With one large exhibition space and one adjoining smaller room this venue offers great flexibility for expansive solo shows or sizable group shows.

Outside of the gallery is a great entertainment area, bar and kitchen for your guests enjoyment plus the addition of a deck that can be used as a stage for artists talks, presentations or even some post-speeches music, all in a quintessentially Australian bush setting. Artists of all forms of arts practice are welcome to apply.


Download the GALLERY EXHIBITION APPLICATION.


Gallery Opening Hours:
Saturday & Sunday – 11am to 5pm

Zoe Hambleton, 2021

Above and Below

11th – 26th September 2021
Opening Saturday 11th September, 2pm – 5pm

Zoe Hambleton

Above and Below is an exploration of grief, trauma and the unconscious articulated in painted collage. Uninhabited industrial landscapes and forms, printed images of war, scratched and stripped surfaces are materials and content that have been mined for their aesthetic and conceptual resonance.

Exhibition Program

Where the White Blind Snakes Are

September 2021
Opening Saturday 11th September, 2pm – 5pm, runs until 26th September

Tobias Richardson


Where the blind white sea snakes are is an exhibition of recent and not-so-recent artworks delving into the fabric of loss, failure and death from the vantage point of  love.

Tobias has a studio-based practice that is informed by travel and artist residences. His research aims to incorporate autobiographical investigation expressed through the depiction of built environments.

Spring Sculpture Exhibition

October 2021
CANCELLED FOR 2021

Various artists


It is with great sadness that the Lot19 Board and Management have decided to cancel this year’s Spring Sculpture Prize due to Covid concerns. The possibility of the event becoming an opportunity for covid to be transmitted is too high. Rather than waiting and contributing to cancellation anxiety, this cancellation allows our artistic community to adjust. We are heartbroken, with our magnificent Sculpture Show becoming collateral damage for two years running, as with many other cultural producers and important local events in our community.

We thank all the artists who have registered and have been working towards exhibiting as well as the judges and generous local prize givers who had already committed including The Mill, The Hub, The Salvage Yard, Tom Chippindall, The Healing Well, Art Supplies Castlemaine, The Taproom, and Das Kaffeehaus.

And we thank you for your ongoing support of our vibrant arts community that we are so proud to be a part of.

If you would like to support Lot19 you can make a tax-deductible donation HERE.

The (b)old Collective

November 2021
Opening Saturday 6th November, 2pm – 5pm, runs until 27th November

Various artists


Works by Donna Anderson, Jennifer Barnett, Maggie Fooke, Craig Gaston, Marysia Jarosinka, Carol Jensen, Milton Moss, Margaret Naughton, Michael Rayner, Leslie Thornton, Frank Veldze and Ian Wilson.

Major Events Program

Spring Sculpture Exhibition & Prize

CANCELLED FOR 2021

With more than 50 entrants across several prize categories per year


It is with great sadness that the Lot19 Board and Management have decided to cancel this year’s Spring Sculpture Prize due to Covid concerns. The possibility of the event becoming an opportunity for covid to be transmitted is too high. Rather than waiting and contributing to cancellation anxiety, this cancellation allows our artistic community to adjust. We are heartbroken, with our magnificent Sculpture Show becoming collateral damage for two years running, as with many other cultural producers and important local events in our community.

Castlemaine Idyll

2022 Dates TBA
Opening TBA

More than 20 brave souls from our local community perform each year


Castlemaine’s ultimate annual talent contest. Local talent. Professional band. Celebrity judges. A family friendly event. Food. Bar. Fun for miles.

Visit our Facebook page for lots of great photos and videos of previous years events.

Lot 19 | Facebook

Arts Open

2022 March Dates TBA
Opening TBA

Lot19 Studio Artists


Visual artists from all corners of Mount Alexander Shire will throw open their studio doors for Arts Open 2022. Members of the public have a unique opportunity to meet the artists our region is renowned for, witness the spaces in which work is created, gain insights into the creative process and purchase work directly from the artists.

Held biennially, 2022 will be the sixth Arts Open. Personal studios plus a series of group exhibitions showcasing over 90 professional painters, printmakers, jewelers, sculptors, multimedia artists and craftspeople across the townships of Castlemaine, Newstead, Maldon, Chewton and beyond will be open over both weekends. This year, the Castlemaine Market Building will be the Arts Open festival information hub and will present an exhibition of outstanding work from the region.

Get in touch

Lot 19 Arts Precinct is open to wanderers
Friday – Sundays, and for tours, proposals,
and visits by appointment at all other times.
Respect the artist, respect the process,
respect the space.

Lot 19 McShanag Drive
Castlemaine 3450
Victoria, Australia

PO Box 937
Castlemaine 3450
Victoria, Australia

Lot19 General Enquiries
Lot19 Founder/Director
Mark Anstey
MarkAnstey19@gmail.com

Lot19 Gallery
GalleryLot19@gmail.com


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