La Trobe University Visual Arts postgraduate students
Curated by Dr Vincent Alessi
Established in the mid-19th century during the gold rush, Castlemaine quickly developed into a major regional centre. Throughout this period a number of significant buildings – both in scale and community importance – were erected servicing the growing population.
Speaking of that which we can no longer see seeks to give voice to the past lives of some of these most iconic buildings. A collection of artistic interventions in five sites across Castlemaine; the works are intimate and discreet, like murmurings of the past, waiting to be discovered rather than being announced. They are surprises to be encountered during the Festival, creating conversation with a history which may not always be seen but is always present.