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Chill out at the winter art exhibition

Colourful artworks on display in Market Building.

Wednesday 14 August 2019

There’s only a few more weeks to head along and enjoy the annual Market Art Winter Exhibition, which has so far sold a record of 167 pieces.

“We’ve sold more than $22,500 of art since the exhibition opened in June and it’s been wonderful to see so many people dropping in and appreciating the work of local artists,” said Aileen Walsh, Team Leader Visitor Services, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“We’ve sold some beautiful mosaic works, paintings, photographs, sculptural pieces and many more, which have been snapped up by locals and visitors to the area.”

The exhibition is held in the Market Building in Mostyn Street, Castlemaine. The historic building is home to the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre and the temporary home of the Castlemaine pop-up library.

“Certainly the pop-up library has brought hundreds more people through our doors each week. It’s brought a lovely atmosphere to the space and we’ve enjoyed having such friendly neighbours,” she said.

Ms Walsh explained that the exhibition artwork is constantly changing with purchased works replaced with new pieces.

“Many of the buyers are tourists who take their purchases with them,” she said.

“When a piece is taken we contact the artist and give them the opportunity to bring in new works. This keeps the exhibition looking replenished and vibrant.

“We have some fabulous works from artists including Peggy and Julie Shaw, Rhyll Plant, Sophie Dessens and Norma Rantall.

The Market Art Winter Exhibition finishes on Sunday 1 September. Head along to the Market Building at 44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine.


Image: The free exhibition finishes on Sunday 1 September.


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