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Local art brightens the magnificent Market Building

Some of the artworks on display during the annual Market Art Winter Exhibition.

Get along to the Market building in Castlemaine to see the work of local artists on show.

Friday 18 June 2021

The work of more than 80 local artists is on display in Castlemaine’s historic Market Building as part of the annual Market Art Winter Exhibition.

Aileen Walsh from Mount Alexander Shire Council said the exhibition has a fantastic range of paintings, sculpture, jewellery, glassware, prints, photography, textiles and more.

“These exhibitions beautifully showcase the diversity of artwork being produced in the Shire. We have works from established artists and those just starting out, so it’s a really broad representation from the entire community,” said Ms Walsh, Team Leader of Visitor Services.

“In the depth of winter and as COVID-19 restrictions start to ease again, the works have really brightened up the Market Building!”

Sharing floor space with the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre means the exhibition is easily accessible to the region’s tourists as they start to re-emerge over the coming weeks.

“All works are for sale. Visitors love taking home a piece of art as a souvenir and knowing that they are supporting our creative community. Locals also love having local artwork in their homes, so it’s a good time for shopping,” said Ms Walsh.

The winter exhibition is on until Sunday 5 September.

“If you’re in Mostyn Street pop in to take a look and feel free to have a chat to some of our friendly volunteers at the Visitor Information Centre,” said Ms Walsh.

The Market Building is located at 44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine and is open every day from 9.00am – 5.00pm. In adherence with current COVID-19 guidelines, visitors to the building are required to check-in with the Service Victoria QR code, sanitise and wear a mask.

The exhibition is coordinated by Mount Alexander Shire Council to support and promote our cultural and artistic communities.



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