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New Date: Friday 29 July 6pm
Exhibition Opening & Terrace Projection Launch

Due to unforeseen conditions, Terrace Nights has now been postponed to Friday 29 July, 6pm. We apologise for this inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you to the gallery soon.

Join us for the launch of our latest Terrace Projection, Agri-Cultures, a commission by local artist Zoe Scoglio, and, inside the gallery, the opening of two new exhibitions: Reflections on the Castlemaine Art Museum Collection and, the first in our 2022 Orbit exhibition series, Gabrielle Martin's Through the Long Grass.

Drinks and light refreshments provided. View more details here.

In celebration of Agri-Cultures, which sees artist Zoe Scoglio in dialogue with local small-scale farmers Gung Hoe Growers and the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-operative, Gung Hoe Growers will be holding a stall on the terrace, where fresh produce will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Thank you to local winemaking co-operative Boomtown Wine for sponsoring this event, generously providing small batch, honest wines, sourcing fruit from Central Victorian sites. 

Image: Zoe Scoglio, Agri-Cultures, 2022, video still. Courtesy of the Artist
Terrace Projections: Zoe Scoglio, Agri-Cultures
29 July25 September 2022
Terrace Projections reach beyond the gallery space and transform the Castlemaine Art Museum's art deco façade into a screen, featuring creative works and artists' commissions. Using the medium of light, CAM brings contemporary images and ideas to the streets of Castlemaine.

During the cold dark nights of winter, Zoe Scoglio's Agri-Cultures illuminates the CAM facade with video from the summer and autumnal days at Gung Hoe Growers and the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op.  Agri-Cultures is a commissioned video work by local artist Zoe Scoglio in dialogue with local small-scale farmers Gung Hoe growers in response to the theme ‘Industry’.

Focusing on the manual labours and tactile relations, this is a visual portrait of the daily regenerative wholistic practices and emergent cultures at the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op. As a volunteer at Gung Hoe Growers, this commission was an opportunity for Zoe Scoglio to enter more deeply into conversation and to further learn from and attend to the practices of daily care-full cultivation.
Eric Thake, An Opera House in Every Home, 1972, linocut. Collection: Castlemaine Art Museum
Reflections on the Castlemaine Art Museum Collection
23 June 202226 February 2023
Reflections began as part of CAM’s online response to Covid lockdowns. Contributors are asked to ‘reflect’ on works or objects from the CAM collections and history – opening up our art and museum collections to new voices and knowledge.

This exhibition presents a selection of works from the art museum collection, accompanied by a written Reflection from a diverse range of contributors. This series and exhibition represent a commitment from the Castlemaine Art Museum to make our magnificent collection accessible, relevant and uplifting. 

We gratefully thank all contributors for their generous texts, many of whom have volunteered their writing; and the artists and makers who have inspired such curiosity and thought. Reflections is on display in the Higgins and Benefactors galleries.
Gabrielle Martin, Landscape with Hawthorn and Poplars, 2022, oil on linen. Image: Ian Hill
Orbit: Gabrielle Martin Through the Long Grass
28 July—4 September 2022
Gabrielle Martin paints the landscape near her home in the Goldfields town of Malmsbury. This land was reshaped in the 19th Century by civic rail and water projects, and grazing that serviced the goldmining industry.

There are parallels between this landscape and the orchards and paddocks on the outer fringes of Melbourne when she was growing up in the 1970s. Wild fruit trees, weathered pines and dry fields of grass are common to both, as well as endemic gorse, blackberries and briar rose that resist the best efforts at control. Watching children playing in the long grass unlocks memories of her own childhood play.

This is the first exhibition in our 2022 Orbit series, showcasing artists who live and work in Central Victoria. 
CAM acknowledges with respect the Dja Dja Wurrung as the Traditional Owners of the land on which Castlemaine has been established.
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