Exhibitions and events
Central Goldfields Art Gallery presents a diverse exhibition program showcasing art from the permanent collection, exhibitions by artists living in the region and touring exhibitions.
Regular exhibition openings are held and all are welcome to attend.
Jason Luca, (L−R) Tessellations I, Licorice allsorts, Tessellations II, 2019,
Ceramic − Nerikomi (coloured stoneware clay with clear glaze)
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS ART GALLERY
The Gallery is temporarily closed for redevelopment and will re-open in Winter 2022.
We encourage you to stay connected to the Gallery through Facebook and Instagram and visit our website pages for updates on upcoming gallery programs and online activities during the Gallery redevelopment. For more information on the redevelopment click here.
If you need to contact the Gallery staff please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0438 367 094
To follow us on Facebook and Instagram all the links are available here.
Download the current Central Goldfields Art Gallery program here(PDF, 1MB)
UPCOMING GALLERY PROGRAMS
School Holiday Workshops
Wednesday 29 September 2021 – Paper Mache workshops
Community Arts Exhibition 2021
11 November to 5 December
To be held at the Visitor Information Centre at Maryborough Railway Station.
This eagerly anticipated annual exhibition unearths the diverse artistic talent of the Central Goldfields Shire and Avoca residents. The exhibition will be full of a variety of paintings, textiles, digital work, ceramics, sculptures, miniatures and woodwork. If you wish to submit an entry.
Primary and secondary students from all schools within the Central Goldfields Shire and Avoca can also enter the Student Craft Competition, Maryborough Craft Shop Inc. has generously sponsored the prizes – 1st $50, 2nd $30 and 3rd $20.
Please contact the Gallery for an entry form or download a copy here(PDF, 167KB) and keep an eye on the Gallery's social media pages for updates.
For more information CLICK HERE
7th Biennial Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition will be held in 2023
Entries into the exhibition must be:
created from two or more layers of fibre-like material
held together with stitches or piercings
identifiable as an art quilt
an art quilt that has not been publicly exhibited before
Three dimensional art quilts will be encouraged.
For further information contact the Gallery – email@example.com or call 03 5461 6600
PAST EXHIBITIONS & PROGRAMS
Val Wilkinson, 'Birds with Attitude' series, Silver Gull triptych, 2016; mixed media - watercolour, gouache, ink; 1560 wide x 740mm high
Winter Light I & II
17 July to 5 September 2021
Winter Light I & Winter Light II provide a snapshot into the creative energy of visual artists living in the northern and southern parts of the Central Goldfields Shire.
While the geographic locale in which these artists live is a linking theme; so to is the radiance that emits from their art. These exhibitions provide an opportunity to celebrate local visual arts talent over the colder and darker months of the year.
Winter Light I – Anna Ashton, Tenar Dwyer and Val Wilkinson
Artists from Bealiba and Dunolly, Central Victoria
Winter Light II – Rosy Hardress, Jason Luca, Belinda Michael, Fiona Somerville and Tiffany Titshall
Artists from Majorca and Talbot, Central Victoria
For more details CLICK HERE
One of the National Gallery of Australia Art Cases including new works: (on top of case, left to right) Carmichael Water carrying vessels, Jimmy John Thaiday Kebi Nam, (in front of case, left to right) Penny Evans Burnt Banksia, Karla Dickens Block and Tackle, James Tylor Kaurna Wirri Katha, Angela Valemanesh Miscellaneous works.
19 July 2021 to 30 August 2021
Artwork on loan from the National Gallery of Australia
The National Gallery of Australia’s Art Cases program comprises art-filled cases which aim to inspire creativity, inclusivity, engagement, and learning.
All of the artwork in these cases can be handled and will be accessible at various venues throughout the Central Goldfields Shire.
The National Gallery of Australia’s Art Cases are generously supported by the Neilson Foundation with grateful acknowledgement of founding patrons Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn.
Contact the Gallery to find out more information or to book the art cases to come to your venue. Phone: 03 5461 6600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the Words in Winter Festival, literary responses to a selection of artworks from the Central Goldfields Art Gallery's permanent collection were shared in a public reading session by members of the Maryborough Writers' Group at Central Goldfields Art Gallery on 13 August 2021.
For more information click HERE
Changed Forever: Legacies of Conflict
A Shrine of Remembrance touring exhibition. Changed Forever: Legacies of Conflict, interweaves stories of migrants from war-torn countries and recent veterans of overseas service, reflecting the range and depth of experiences of conflict.
If you missed this exhibition it will be heading to Winchelsea and Korumburra in 2021, for specific dates and more background information on this exhibition go to the Shrine of Remembrance website here.
6th Biennial Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition – VIEW HERE
VCE Art & Design Exhibition – VIEW HERE
The VCE Art & Design exhibition showcases the artwork of graduating secondary school students from Highview College, Maryborough, Central Goldfields Shire.
Australia Felix – A suite of ten etchings by Jeff Makin – VIEW HERE
Australia Felix is the title for the suite of ten etchings by Jeff Makin, inspired by the Australian landscape. Jeff and Elizabeth Makin generously donated an edition of this suite of etchings to Central Goldfields Art Gallery in 2019 through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program and they will be presented for the first time at the gallery in this exhibition.
In 2019, Jeff Makin explored the local landscape and was drawn to the Grand Duke Mine in Timor. His subsequent painting has been acquired by Central Goldfields Art Gallery and is also part of this exhibition.
Out of the fire – Tiffany Titshall
Tiffany works in charcoal on paper from her studio in Majorca in central Victoria. From landscapes and follies to darker, more overt images of animals and devils, her work always simmers with hints of her inner world.
While in Portugal in 2018 Tiffany was caught in the catastrophic bushfires that ravaged the country around the town of Pedrogao Grande, north of Lisbon, and killed 69 people. Four months after returning home her mother passed away. This is a selection of works produced in the following months.
The Many Story Treehouse Exhibition: Celebrating Terry Denton’s illustrations for the phenomenal Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton.
View online tour of the exhibition and a talk by Terry Denton here
This is an exhibition of Terry Denton’s original illustrations, sketches and layouts showing the development of crazy ideas, characters and stories for the phenomenally successful Treehouse series developed with author, Andy Griffiths.
The exhibition comprises original framed works along with books and story boards showing the design process. The exhibition also includes all the original illustrations for all nine titles of The Treehouse books.
Children were encouraged to draw their own ideas on a giant treehouse mural created by Terry Denton especially for Central Goldfields Shire which also forms part of the exhibition experience and which will remain in the community.
There are free activity sheets for kids. The activity sheets can be accessed here(PDF, 7MB). (Please note competition has now closed)
Positivity Through Creativity – VIEW HERE
This was a series of online exhibitions presented by Central Goldfields Art Gallery that presents artwork made right across our local and wider community.
Please visit our Facebook page for up-to-date information and announcements on upcoming exhibitions and art activities.
School holiday programs
Our school holiday programs are fun, hands-on and minimal cost per child to attend.
Children explore the current exhibition and then enjoy a hands-on art activity.
Phone: 03 5461 6600 or email: email@example.com
In addition to our regular calendar exhibitions, pop-up exhibitions, featuring the works of artists residing in the Central Goldfields region, will pop-up throughout the year.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery is situated in the picturesque old fire station, built in 1861.
The gallery’s changing exhibition programme showcases local and regional artists, and includes diverse touring exhibitions.
Community engagement is supported with an annual community art and craft exhibition and local schools VCE art and design exhibition.
A selection of artwork from the gallery collection is exhibited in the Casey Room.
Included are several donations of paintings and sculptures by Arthur Boyd, Ray Crooke and Dean Bowen.
Gallery hours: Saturday – Sunday 10am – 4pm (until further notice)
Phone: 03 5461 6600
Admission to the gallery is free and a donation is gratefully accepted.
Interview with Kay Parkin – VIEW HERE
Farewell to Kay Parkin – after 15 years with the Central Goldfields Art Gallery, coordinator Kay Parkin will be retiring at the end of the year. Helen Kaptein, Curator and Education Officer at the gallery interviews Kay about her recollections and work at the gallery over the years.