Art Auction 2017

Saturday 11 November, 2017
Doors open 6pm
Auction commences 7pm
Castlemaine Town Hall, corner Lyttleton and Frederick Streets.

Prior Bids

If you are unable to come along on the night, you can register a bid by email to Julie Millowick julie@juliemillowick.com by Wednesday 8 November. Include the name of the work, the amount of your bid and your contact details.

Phone Bids

If you would like to bid by phone on the night, you can register by close of business on Friday 3 November by emailing Julie Millowick julie@juliemillowick.com

Catalogue

There are two lists below. The first list shows the works that will be auctioned Live from the stage. Continue scrolling down for items that will be offered in the Silent Auction, both artworks and others.

Come back to visit as the Catalogue grows.

 

LIVE 1 Cheryl KENNEDY

School Days, 2017

Wire sculpture

75 X 60 X 5 cm

Commercial Value $400

cheryl.kennedy@optusnet.com.au

5472-2882

Cheryl Kennedy is an assemblage artist based in Castlemaine, Central Victoria with a creative practice exploring sculpture, textiles and installation.

Cheryl has had 3 successful solo exhibitions as well as contributing work to a number of group exhibitions. Her work is held in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.

Cheryl’s starting point is in her collection of materials: the countryside provides a rich source of found objects along with her collection of textiles and memorabilia that enables her to tell a story in her work.

Instead of using the traditional form of textiles Cheryl has used the unexpected medium of wire to create School Days, a whimsical reminder of days past.

You can visit her website at cherylpkennedy.com

LIVE 2 Rona GREEN

Purtie

Handcoloured linocut, unframed

25.5 x 20.5 cm

Commercial Value $350

http://www.ronagreen.com

Rona Green’s fantastical figurative prints, poppets, paintings and drawings explore ideas about the nature of individuality.

Specifically, her interest is in the potential of the body to be a vehicle for story by means of transformative devices, particularly anthropomorphism and body decoration. The hybrid characters she creates are loners, misfits and outcasts who bear the marks and scars of past experience. Through them she champions idiosyncrasy.

Rona has received many accolades such as the Geelong Print Prize, Swan Hill Print Acquisitive Award and Silk Cut Award for Linocut Prints Grand Prize. In addition her work is represented in over sixty Australian and international public collections including the National Gallery of Australia.

LIVE 3 Trefor PREST

Okay

Brass and CopperSculpture

18 x 19 x 10.5 cm

Commercial Value $1,000

http://www.treforprestsculpture.com.au

Donation courtesy of the Estate of Cherry Tennant

Trefor Prest writes: I grew up in a Welsh coal port, and my memories are of a childhood spent amongst 
the debris of an obsolete industrial landscape.

This began a lifelong fascination with things mechanical.
Later there were bicycles, motorbikes and other machines.
When I began making sculptures these memories influenced me,
 both formally and emotionally to see sculpture as a metaphor for the human condition.

Life is a strange enigma, who knows what’s going on? 
I hope my work contains some small echo of this mystery, whilst retaining a sense of the ridiculous.

LIVE 4 David MOORE

Summer, Taradale, 2016

Oil on Canvas

77 x 94 cm

Commercial Value $7,000

jennyanddavidhome@bigpond.com

David Moore is a nationally and internationally recognized painter David Moore whose work communicates the spiritual energy of the landscape. He writes: ‘I try to encapsulate my subject matter in the simplest of ways. This requires a quietness of approach to be able to strip the subject back.’ David had a very successful one person show at Castlemaine Art Museum in 2015.

Live 5 Lynne EDEY

Dancing Doll, 2017

Bronze on Wooden Base

H 35 cm including base

Commercial Value: $1800

lynneedey@icloud.com

75 Hunter Street, Castlemaine

0438496292

Lynne Edey is a very busy artist who is almost constantly working on commissions.

 

Lynne writes : Most of my work is cast in bronze at The Garage Art foundry in Elphinstone but I also create large site specific works for garden landscape or architecture related situations. I have worked in stone , cement, steel and mixed media . I also paint .

 

LIVE 6 SHADES OF GRAY

Bird House

Wire and metal

40 x 23 25 cm

Commercial Value $350

Artists Chelly and Peter Gray will have their gallery and garden open from 10am to 5pm, each day, showing new works in an exhibition titled ‘Birds and Nests’.

Working in wire and metal, these popular works, created over more than twenty years include garden ornaments, metal flower arrangements, candleabra, lavishly decorated mirrors, wall sculpture — and much more.

http://www.shadesofgray.net.au/

studio@shadesofgray.net.au

Cnr Farnsworth and Brown Streets, Castlemaine
0409 189 964

LIVE 7 Melinda HARPER

Untitled

Gouche on paper

Approx 50 x 60 cm

Commercial Value: $1,500

Melinda Harper, one of Australia’s most significant contemporary abstract artists. Her investigation of colour and form stem from intense optical and psychological responses to lived experiences, embodying what Harper has described as “the act of looking, the obvious, the precise and the precious”.

Melinda Harper has a long and impressive exhibition history.  She has been the recipient of residences at The Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne [2011], Australia Council Grant New York [2002] and Australia Council Residency Barcelona, Spain [2000].

She has work in the collections of  Heide Museum of Modern Art, Geelong Art Gallery, The National Gallery, Canberra, National Gallery, Victoria, Art Gallery of NSW.

LIVE 8A Briele HANSEN

Untitled Observation #1, of a series of 3 moving image works

HDV, LCD Screen, Victorian Ash Frame

41.5 X 62 X 5 cm

Commercial Value: $3,000

Through her work Briele seeks to highlight, scrutinise, discuss and shift our relationships with each other and the world around us. For many years the moving image has been central to the delivery of her ideas.

Briele uses video to focus the viewer’s attention so that they are suspended in a moment of pure presence, totally absorbed in the experience of being. This was what happened for Briele when she made this series, Untitled Observation. She returned many times to one particular stand of Eucalypt trees at various times of the day and over seasons, to capture exquisite moments of shifting light, moving clouds, wind picking up, or calming down. In these sublime moments everything connects and you become enmeshed with what you are observing, eventually disappearing into it.

In 2004 Briele received a Master of Art by research from RMIT. In 2007 she was selected for ‘Primavera’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and was a finalist in the 2010 McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award. Significant works include one over one for Notfair 2010; Untitled at Westspace 2005; A Lane Away for the City of Melbourne Laneway Commissions 2004; and Sensing Experience at Project Space 2004. In 2007 Briele was the recipient of the Australia Council New York, Greene St Residency Grant. In 2009 she received an Australia Council New Work Funding Grant for the creation of a major new work.

Briele lives and works in the Goldfields region of rural Victoria.

LIVE 8B Briele HANSEN

Untitled Observation #2, of a series of 3 moving image works

HDV, LCD Screen, Victorian Ash Frame

41.5 X 62 X 5 cm

Commercial Value: $3,000

Through her work Briele seeks to highlight, scrutinise, discuss and shift our relationships with each other and the world around us. For many years the moving image has been central to the delivery of her ideas.

Briele uses video to focus the viewer’s attention so that they are suspended in a moment of pure presence, totally absorbed in the experience of being. This was what happened for Briele when she made this series, Untitled Observation. She returned many times to one particular stand of Eucalypt trees at various times of the day and over seasons, to capture exquisite moments of shifting light, moving clouds, wind picking up, or calming down. In these sublime moments everything connects and you become enmeshed with what you are observing, eventually disappearing into it.

In 2004 Briele received a Master of Art by research from RMIT. In 2007 she was selected for ‘Primavera’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and was a finalist in the 2010 McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award. Significant works include one over one for Notfair 2010; Untitled at Westspace 2005; A Lane Away for the City of Melbourne Laneway Commissions 2004; and Sensing Experience at Project Space 2004. In 2007 Briele was the recipient of the Australia Council New York, Greene St Residency Grant. In 2009 she received an Australia Council New Work Funding Grant for the creation of a major new work.

Briele lives and works in the Goldfields region of rural Victoria.

LIVE 8C Briele HANSEN

Untitled Observation #3, of a series of 3 moving image works

HDV, LCD Screen, Victorian Ash Frame

41.5 X 62 X 5 cm

Commercial Value: $3,000

Through her work Briele seeks to highlight, scrutinise, discuss and shift our relationships with each other and the world around us. For many years the moving image has been central to the delivery of her ideas.

Briele uses video to focus the viewer’s attention so that they are suspended in a moment of pure presence, totally absorbed in the experience of being. This was what happened for Briele when she made this series, Untitled Observation. She returned many times to one particular stand of Eucalypt trees at various times of the day and over seasons, to capture exquisite moments of shifting light, moving clouds, wind picking up, or calming down. In these sublime moments everything connects and you become enmeshed with what you are observing, eventually disappearing into it.

In 2004 Briele received a Master of Art by research from RMIT. In 2007 she was selected for ‘Primavera’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and was a finalist in the 2010 McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award. Significant works include one over one for Notfair 2010; Untitled at Westspace 2005; A Lane Away for the City of Melbourne Laneway Commissions 2004; and Sensing Experience at Project Space 2004. In 2007 Briele was the recipient of the Australia Council New York, Greene St Residency Grant. In 2009 she received an Australia Council New Work Funding Grant for the creation of a major new work.

Briele lives and works in the Goldfields region of rural Victoria.

LIVE 9 Vanessa Lucas

Pearl Voluspa

Porcelain

H 26.5 cm W 17 D18

Commercial Value $550

http://vanessalucas.com

vanessa@vanessalucas.com

Vanessa Lucas was the winner of the 2017 Clunes Ceramic Award. This prestigious $10,000 award was judged by Amanda Dunsmore, Senior Curator, International Decorative Arts & Antiquities, National Gallery of Victoria.

With a focus on function Vanessa Lucas incorporates subtle references to the natural world within a range of porcelain tableware.  The smooth satin surfaces enable the vessels to emanate an intrinsic luminescence.  Each form is carefully refined to provide functional ease and visual pleasure using the techniques of mould-making and slip-casting.

LIVE 10 Rhyll Plant

‘Plaice Mat’

Unframed print

Wood engraving (Huon pine woodblocks)

38 cm h x 57 cm w

Commercial Value $500

rhyllplant@gmail.com

54721129

A plaice is the name of a flatfish found in the Northern Hemisphere.

Plaice Mat is one of a set of limited edition wood engravings from my piscine inspired post-graduate investigation into scientific art.

The fishy theme celebrates my decades of illustrating specimens for the Melbourne Museum. My choice of the printmaking medium of wood engraving feeds my passion for nurturing traditional, if anachronistic, graphics.

The humour I cannot blame on anyone but myself.

Having my creative artwork selected to tour with the Museum Victoria exhibition ‘The Art of Science’, curated by John Kean, and published in the accompanying 2013 book (rubbing pages with my heroes in this field) was very satisfying indeed.

LIVE 11 Mark SCHALLER

Clifton Hill

Etching – spit bite, sugar-lift, aquatint

77.5 x 58.5 cm

Edition length: 50; Year of Print: 2006

Commercial Value : $1,600 unframed

Donated by The Port Jackson Press

https://www.portjacksonpress.com.au

84 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Mark Schaller is one of Australia’s boldest and most respected mid-career artists. With an oeuvre that spans across a multitude of mediums and methods Schaller is best known for his vibrant, plentiful landscapes, fluid, lyrical linework and generous use of colour. Founder of the ‘Roar’ group of artists, a Melbourne school who rose to fame in the 1980s, Schaller’s work can be found in the Australian collection at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Schaller’s view of the world is a humanist one that places humankind at the centre of a universe full of wondrous creations.

LIVE 12 Cas Davey

The Palace Chalice

Blown and sculpted glass

40 x 13 x 13cm

Commercial Value $950

www.flameglass.com

0400 532 894

In The Palace Chalice I have played with my interest in Venetian style glass blowing and a desire to make utilitarian objects. Ultimately useable but precariously frightening, a fitting item for any palace.

LIVE 13 David Frazer

Happy Hour

Linocut

39 x 25cm

Commercial Value $550

http://www.dfrazer.com

defraz1@bigpond.com

David Frazer’s intricately detailed wood engravings, etching and lithographs indicate his great command of a range of printmaking techniques. His work explores a sense of place, and the emotions of longing, nostalgia and isolation that can accompany it – with the universal yearning to be ‘somewhere else’ a common thread throughout.  Frazer’s skill as a storyteller is always present in the strong narrative component of both his paintings and prints.

David Frazer has held over 40 solo exhibitions in Australia, London and China. In 2007 he was the major prize winner of the 1st International Print Biennial in Guanlan China. In 2004 he won the Broken Hill Outback Art Prize. In 2013 he won the Acquisitive award at the Silk Cut Award for Linocuts and won the peoples choice award at the Fremantle Print Award as well as a high commendation. In that same year he won the peoples choice award at the Hutchins Art Prize in Tasmania. In 2014 he won an honourable mention at the International Print Biennial Exhibit held at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art. In 2007 the ABC produced a documentary on Frazer as part of the “Artist at Work” series.

LIVE 14 Geoff Hocking

‘I can’t believe its not Rene’ 2017

Oil on Canvas

60 X 46 cm

Commercial Value $800

http://www.geoffhocking.com

casbooks@bigpond.com

0402 098 297

Geoff Hocking is a local artist/designer/author/sculptor/ illustrator who has provided the pictorial imagery for the Festival Art Auction since it began almost ten years ago.

What was originally intended as a reference to the apple growing region around Castlemaine has become an ongoing theme, as Geoff ‘borrows’ from the classic imagery of Belgian Surrealist René Magritte for this series of posters.

His own work is realistic, often humorous, depictions of rural life, misspent military adventures, regional and imagined landscapes, utes, blokes and sheilas.

Geoff was formerly Head of Discipline (Graphic Design) in the School of Visual Arts at La Trobe University, Bendigo.

He has also published in excess of thirty books on Australian Social History, with subjects ranging from the goldfields, to Australian design, historical signage and military matters. His paintings usually reflect themes from these books while he is working on them — except for Magritte

LIVE 15 Michael Wolfe

Bob’s Paddock 5, 2013

Acrylic on Canvas

51 x 61 cm

Commercial Value $650

http://michaelwolfe.com.au

wolfe@castlemainebrewing.com

The series was inspired by the property of Australian painter Robert Jacks who lived on the northern slopes of Mount Alexander. There’s order and geometry, but mostly wonderful chaotic confusion. It’s a beautiful, rugged, inspiring landscape which I love using as a backdrop and motif in my paintings.

I’ve been painting the country around Castlemaine for the better part of 30 years and never tire of the rolling hills, granite outcrops, rhythms, textures and colours.

 

LIVE 16 Jeff Makin

Vaughan Springs, Poplars

Oil on canvas, framed

66 x 66 cm

Commercial Value $7,000

http://www.jamesmakingallery.com

JAMES MAKIN GALLERY

67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood,

Victoria, 3066, AUSTRALIA

T: +61 (0)3 9416 3966

F: +61 (0)3 9416 4066

E: info@jamesmakingallery.com

Jeffrey Makin is a full-time artist, art critic and Director of Port Jackson Press Australia. Makin has held numerous senior academic appointments while maintaining a flourishing artistic practice (nationally and internationally with over 60 solo exhibitions), and is recognized as one of Australia’s leading landscape painters.

Makin is represented in all national, state and most regional and corporate collections in Australia. In 2007 a boutique hotel in Melbourne was named in his honour. He is featured in numerous references and a monograph, Australia Felix: Landscapes by Jeffrey Makin by Jenny Zimmer, Craftsman House 2002.

LIVE 17 Rhett d’COSTA

Until Now, 2007

Chinese Ink, Japanese Watercolour, Graphite, Texta Marker, Polycotton Thread, Cotton Thread, Sequins on S. Waterford Paper

76.5 cm x 56.5 cm; 91.5cm x 71cm (framed)

Commercial Value: $2,400

 Dr Rhett D’Costa was born in Bombay, India and migrated to Australia at an early age. His artistic practice draws on this hybrid background of British, Australian and Indian culture. Extending across photomedia, drawing, painting and installation processes, Rhett’s artistic practice sits within the context of postcolonial theory, subaltern studies, abstraction, and current global art practice, with his projects examining issues within and outside of a western trajectory. Rhett’s most recent multidisciplinary projects have centered on the ‘right to belong’ in the intersecting areas of migration, multiculturalism, identity and nationalism.

In an artistic and educational career spanning more than twenty- five years, Rhett has held twelve solo shows and contributed work to many national and international group and curated exhibitions including Castlemaine State Festival, Visual Arts Biennial, Victoria (2013), Contemporary Australian Drawing, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Manchester (2016), Contemporary Australian Drawing: 90 Australian Artists, SACI Gallery, Firenze, Italy (2015).

He was Head of School at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore for five years before returning to Australia. He currently works in the School of Art at RMIT University and is the Program Manager of BA and MFA programs delivered in partnership with the Hong Kong Art School, Hong Kong.

https://rhettdcosta.space/

LIVE 18 Jessica LEDWICH

The Holy Trinity – Dark, (detail), The Wedding, 2010 – 2014

27 x 40 cm

Type C Print, Framed

Reserve: $350

http://www.jessicaledwich.com

contact@jessicaledwich.com

Jessica Ledwich is a Melbourne based visual artist whose work explores mortality, anthropology, technology and contemporary ideals.

Jessica regularly exhibits in Australia and overseas and her work was recently acquired by the new media collection Videotage in Hong Kong. In 2015 she was selected to create a public sculpture as part of the Castlemaine State Festival Visual Arts Biennial. Her work has received extensive international coverage and was featured as part of the New York photography publication Musée Magazine’s 2016 WOMEN issue and Italian magazine Incipit International Women’s Day issue. She is a recipient of both an Australia Arts Council Artstart award as well as a Cultural Career Fund award.

LIVE 19 Jason Waterhouse

Fencing Pliers #2,  2016

Antique Pliers, steel

35cm (l) x 4cm (h) 8cm (w)

Commercial Value $850

www.jasonwaterhouse.com

 j@jasonwaterhouse.com

0402 31 36 31

Exhibition Statement by Jessica Bridgfoot

In this exhibition Tools of the Trade, Waterhouse presents a series of everyday hand and power tools that have been seamlessly modified through a number of varied sculptural interventions. Screwdrivers can be seen morphing in to branches, an electric sander excretes an explosive lurid pink glossy growth, axes grow burls, antique tools sprout crystalline growths and play host to otherworldly geological forms.

Jason Waterhouse competed a BFA in sculpture (Monash University) and completed Honors at the VCA in 1999. Over the last 18 years Waterhouse has exhibited his work extensively throughout Australia and, in 2005, was awarded the Moreland Sculpture Prize. Since then he has been exhibited in the prestigious Helen Lempriere, the McClelland Sculpture Prize and the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture. Waterhouse has held solo exhibitions at Linden Contemporary, Dark Horse Experiment, Stockroom, &Projects and Scienceworks Museum. Waterhouse’s work is held in significant private and public collections and has been commissioned to create major public works for the City of Ballarat and Hepburn Shire, Victoria

LIVE 20 Mark SCHALLER

The Embrace

Etching – aquatint, hard-ground etching

76.5 x 57.5 cm

Edition length: 50; Year of Print: 2006

Commercial Value : $1,600 unframed

Donated by The Port Jackson Press

https://www.portjacksonpress.com.au

84 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Mark Schaller is one of Australia’s boldest and most respected mid-career artists. With an oeuvre that spans across a multitude of mediums and methods Schaller is best known for his vibrant, plentiful landscapes, fluid, lyrical linework and generous use of colour. Founder of the ‘Roar’ group of artists, a Melbourne school who rose to fame in the 1980s, Schaller’s work can be found in the Australian collection at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Schaller’s view of the world is a humanist one that places humankind at the centre of a universe full of wondrous creations.

 

LIVE 21  Lyndell Brown, Charles Green & Jon Cattapan

War and Peace #5: Bosch, 2011-12

Acrylic on inkjet print on rag paper   60 x 80 cm

Reserve: $1,500

https://lyndellbrownandcharlesgreen.com

http://www.joncattapan.com.au

c.green@unimelb.edu.au

Courtesy ARC One Gallery and Station

Lyndell Brown and Charles Green have worked in collaboration as one artist since 1989. They are based in regional Victoria. Their works are included in most of Australia’s public art collections and many private and corporate collections.

In 2007, they were Australia’s Official War Artists, deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and between 2011 and 2014 worked on a follow-up collaboration with artist Jon Cattapan (assisted by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant) about the aftermath of Australia’s wars since Vietnam, which the three artists exhibited in Melbourne across two galleries in late 2014, accompanied by a book (Framing Conflict: Contemporary War and Aftermath, Macmillan, 2014).

Dr Lyndell Brown is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne.

Charles Green is Professor of Contemporary Art in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne.

Jon Cattapan is an extensively exhibited visual artist who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Cattapan’s work has been accorded many accolades. In 2008 he took up a commission through the Australian War Memorial to become Australia’s 63rd Official war artist and was deployed to Timor Leste, where he explored Night Vision technology as an aesthetic tool, which continues to inform his work.

Cattapan’s works is in the collections of all Australian State museums and many regional galleries including the National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Gallery of Modern Art/Queensland Art Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. His work is also held in major private and corporate collections.

In 2013 Cattapan was the recipient of the $80,000 Bulgari Art Award and is Director of the Victorian College of the Arts

Live 22 Robert MACLAURIN

Studying the World Game, Chewton Oval, 2015

Oil on linen (mounted on wood panel)

12.5 x 23 cm

Reserve: $1,000

This prolific Scottish Artist has won numerous prizes, both overseas and in Australia for his impressive landscapes, including First Prize, The James Farrell self portrait prize, 2005 at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and First Prize, The Noble Grossart Scottish Painting Prize in 1998.

He has major works in numerous collections, including The Scottish National Galleries Collection, The Royal Collection, The Scottish Government Collection and Castlemaine Art Museum’s Collection.

One of Scotland’s best known painters, he won a Sir Robert Menzies Research Fellowship for 18 months in 1995, and returned in 2001 on a Distinguished Talent Visa and is now an Australian citizen.  Castlemaine has always been his Australian home.
Robert has just returned from 2 years back in Scotland . He won an Artist’s residency in Düsseldorf, Germany and produced 3 large solo shows in Edinburgh, Düsseldorf and just recently in London.
This small painting was made just before leaving  for Scotland in 2015. (A free Scottish Artists 2018 Calendar, featuring a large Robert Maclaurin landscape on the cover, comes free with this painting!)

 

Live 23 Sarah GOSLING

Museum Scuffle, 2015

Oil and acrylic on canvas

76 x 91 cm

Commercial Value: $2,000

Sarah Gosling has been exhibiting her artwork since 2014. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Monash University, Caulfield. Her paintings deal with dark, often brutal themes, and her love of the malleable quality of oil paint sees her experimenting with surface and texture.

Her most recent exhibition earlier this year titled ‘Beast’ at Lindberg Galleries focused on the brutality of the Australian landscape. The exhibition was reviewed by art critic Dr. Ashley Graham who wrote, The long tradition of largely romanticized portrayals of the Australian landscape has come to an end under the haunted brush of Sarah Gosling. It can never really be the same ever again.

Museum Scuffle is part of a body of work from 2015/2016 inspired by a fascination with crime, law and morality. Images were collected from the Police Association magazines and collaged for use as painting references. This painting was a finalist in the Agendo emerging artist prize 2016 and has been exhibited in Melbourne and Castlemaine.

Sarah is represented by Lindberg Galleries, Melbourne and has exhibited in galleries in Melbourne, Ballarat and Castlemaine.

www.sarahgosling.com

LIVE 24 Cas DAVEY

Many Mouths to Feed (2016)

Blown and sculpted Borosilicate glass

50 x 31 x 31 cm

Commercial Value $2,800

www.flameglass.com

0400 532 894

Outside my studio window there is a large fig tree. It must be at least 50 years old. Hundreds of birds feed their families from this tree when it is in full fruit and there is always more than enough left over for us. Many Mouths to Feed or maybe There is More than Enough Food.

LIVE 25 Cameron ROBBINS

24 hr Egg Loop (MONA)

Pigment Ink Pen on watercolour paper

56 x 76cm, framed

Commercial Value: $4,800

https://cameronrobbins.com

cameronrobbins@me.com

The artwork was created using Robbins’ very large wind-drawing installation at MONA in Tasmania, Wind–powered. Robbins constructed a wind-powered mechanical instrument able to produce large ink drawings on paper.

As the south-easterly weather systems raced up the Derwent Estuary off the Southern Ocean, they hit the site and drove the machine to make its marks. In summer, northerlies spill over the museum creating a turbulent airflow and different drawings.

Wind Section has an outdoor a wind-turbine and vane on an 8 metre tower, which – via 36 metres of spinning axles and ball-bearings – motivate the indoor drawing instrument, installed in the museum next to a large window. Viewers can follow sight lines from beginning to end of how the drawing is being created.

The machine uses wind speed to drive the pen, wind direction to swivel the drawing board, and time/electricity to move the paper slowly along at 250 cm per week. An entire weather system leaves its trace over the days it takes to pass

http://cameronrobbins.com/wind-section-instrumental-sonic-wind-section/

In 2016, Cameron Robbins was the first Australian artist to present a major solo exhibition at MONA in Tasmania. His artwork was over 9 different museum spaces as well as large outdoor components . He is now working on a major permanent installation at MONA of a large-scale wind drawing instrument which will be drawing for the next 50 years. Robbins has just returned from showing at the “Socle du Monde” Biennale in Herning, Denmark. On October 16 this year he released a range of women’s fashion in collaboration with Jigsaw in the UK. He has recently presented solo exhibitions at Stockroom in Kyneton, and MARS Gallery in Windsor. (MARS show is On until November 21 , 2017). His wind drawings are represented in collections in Switzerland, the UK, the US, Germany, Norway, Japan, and Australia. The National Gallery of Australia has several of Robbins’ works , and has also provided two written valuations. US, Germany, Norway, Japan, and Australia. The National Gallery of Australia has several of Robbins’ works , and has also provided two written valuations.

 

LIVE 26 Pia JOHNSON

Into Our First World #7

Archival inkjet print, printed by artist on Canson Platine

Artist Proof from a Limited Edition of 7

50 x 70cm, unframed

Commercial Value $340

piajohnson.com

0413 450 951

Pia Johnson, a finalist in both the recent Martin Kantor Award and the Maggie Diaz Award is a photographer and visual artist, whose practice seeks to investigate issues about cultural difference, diaspora and identity.  Pia’s work engages with the social and personal aspects of understanding cultural identity, seeking to bring to the front ideas around belonging and otherness. Her work is collected in private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria.

LIVE 27 Bill GREGORY

From a series of constructions titled

Take me to your leader

And be quick about it

Theres no time to lose… 2016

 Digital reproduction of construction (not editioned)

Courtesy: L’olivar Fundacione Catalonia

Framed 50 x 50 cm

Reserve : $550

bill@gregorypartners.com

Born, Windsor UK 1942.  Studio & Teaching residency Dept Fine Art, University,Newcastle-upon-Tyne UK. Moved to Australia 1966.  Taught School of Art Adelaide.  Moved to Melbourne 1971 continued work practice coupled with teaching at PIT. Subsequently appointed Dean of Art & Design PIT 1987.  Joined RMIT University 1992 appointed Professor of Art , Dean Art, Design & Communication.  Retired turn of millennium , honoured with an Emeritus Professorship in Art.

Maintained a vigorous practice for 50+ years. Numerous group shows & 10 solo shows.

Currently living and working in Harcourt

The practice invariably embraces a series of contradictions, ambiguities and self deprecating notions of why and who we are. By chance I trust you’ll catch me later in a parallel universe if that is, you can keep up with the expansion of it all.  Or, is it all really too small to contemplate… 

 

LIVE 28 Phil ELSON

Two Bowls with Single Beaker

Porcelain

19 cm H x 50 cm W x 24 cm D

Commercial Value: $1,200

www.philelsonpottery.com

0429 129 798

Phil writes:

For a little over three decades now my work has been primarily concerned with the development of the thrown form. That challenge continues to this day and hopefully my work continues to reflect an ongoing and deep commitment to this practice.

LIVE 29 Judy HOLDING

Australian Birds 1, 2010

Watercolour on Archival Paper,

91 x 69 cm Framed

Commercial Value $2,200

Judy Holding is an established multi-disciplinary artist with a career spanning over 35 years.  Exuding immense energy, Holding’s personal visual vocabulary of symbolic forms conveys her lifelong connection to the landscape of regional Victoria and far north Australia.  Beautifully realised depictions of trees and birds are interpreted in the media of watercolour, sculpture and print; iconic silhouettes that are instantly familiar, whilst also conveying the easy intimacy with nature that is customary to those who have grown up in the bush.

©The Artist and Alcaston Gallery, 2017

LIVE 30 Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori

Dingkarri, 2017

Edition 4/99

68 x 66 cm Framed

Archival Pigment Ink on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper

Framed Value: $1200 incl GST

Donated by Alcaston Gallery

© The estate of the artist

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori was born around 1924 on the south side of Bentnick Island of the South Wellesley Island Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria.  In 1946 and 1947 severe drought affected communities in the Gulf area and in 1948 Bentnick Island had great tidal waves or high tides.  This all culminated in a deterioration of the Kaiadilit homelands eventuating in the Missionaries transporting the entire population to the Mission on Mornington Island.

Sally Gabori had eleven children of her own, but also cared for her co-wives’ children, as is Kaiadilit tradition, and was grandmother and great grandmother to many more.

Sally Gabori began painting in 2005 at Mornington Island Art Centre on Mornington Island.  Her immediate love of paint and the full spectrum of colour offered to her triggered an outpouring of ideas including depicting her country and her ancestral stories.  Whilst her works could immediately be recognised as abstraction, her fascination with colour seems as significant as the content itself.  A closer look, the country, colour and mind’s eye combine to impart to the viewer a real and intimate sense of who Sally Gabori was and where she was from.

T + 61 (0)3 9418 6444

F + 61 (0)3 9418 6499

E art@alcastongallery.com.au

LIVE 31 Naomi Hobson

Black,White and Gold, 2017

Edition Artist Proof

Framed

Archival Pigment Ink on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper

96 x 76 cm

Framed Value: $650 incl GST

Donation Courtesy of Alcaston Gallery

© The artist

Black, White and Gold tells the story of how white people and the Indigenous people of Coen, far North Queensland, came together to look for gold.  It refers specifically to the mine sites at Blue Mountain or Birthday Mountain (Patha Muta), and shows little camps scattered all over Naomi Hobson’s grandfather’s country, where miners and blackfellas alike resided in and worked nearby the diggings, looking for gold treasure, though incongruously the Aboriginal people were only paid in rations while assisting the prospectors.

The area was actively mined until WWII in the 1940’s when it eventually became uneconomical to continue mining, as the price of gold did not allow the fair payment of all.  Naomi Hobson grew up with many gold stories from her elders, and this painting involves memories of both great joy and great sadness.  Hobson is also actively engaged in projects for the restoration of country after the diggings.

T + 61 (0)3 9418 6444

F + 61 (0)3 9418 6499

E art@alcastongallery.com.au

 

LIVE 32 Ginger Riley Munduwalawala

Ngak Ngak announces the exhibition, 2017

Edition 40/99

63.0 x 68.5 cm Framed

Archival Pigment Ink on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper

Framed Value: $800 incl GST

Donated by Alcaston Gallery

© The estate of the artist

Ginger Riley Munduwalawala was born about 1936 in the bush in South East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory of the Marra people.  He was a traditional man, charismatic, with the gracious manners and reserve characteristic of an initiated Indigenous elder.  Few painters showed his commitment to the ideals of painting.   A born painter, obsessively he continued to push his skills and interpretations in new directions.

Munduwalawala’s unique style marks him as a great Australian artist.  He worked on a heroic scale both in concept and style.  His images are often dazzling with brilliant colour and he seemed to enjoy the exaltation of painting big stories.

T + 61 (0)3 9418 6444

F + 61 (0)3 9418 6499

E art@alcastongallery.com.au

 

SILENT 1 Ann FERGUSON

Little Houses

Ceramic

Commercial Value $200

http://annferguson.weebly.com

clayann2@gmail.com

0448 881 458

Ann Ferguson has worked for many years as a ceramicist and educator.  In the 2017 CSF Ann was commissioned to undertake the Little Houses project for pre-school students across the Shire. Major Awards & Acquisitions include: Cave Seat Public Space, Benalle Memorial Gardens; First Prize, Ceramics Victoria, 40th Anniversary Acquisitive Award; Pioneers Award of Merit, Sydney Meyer Ceramics Award; All One Family Public Space Commission, Friends of Shepparton Art Gallery; Tin Kan 2 Public Space Commission, Wangaratte Jazz Festival.

SILENT 2
Julie MILLOWICK

In Their Own Words, Jessie Cole circa 1992

Digital Print

76 cm x 60 cm APPROX

Commercial Value $550

www.juliemillowick.com

03 5473 4481

Julie Millowick has work in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, The National Gallery of Australia, The National Library of Australia, The State Library of Victoria.  The image for auction is held in the collection of the State Library of Victoria, and is part of an ongoing series documenting her local community.

SILENT 3A Darron DAVIES

The Tracks

Digital print; Film Based Medium Format photograph

From the series ‘The Diggings’

30 x 30 cms image; matted 46 x 58 cms

Commercial Value $300

Darron Davies  based in Castlemaine, has exhibited widely in recent years working between digital and film cameras, producing landscape work as well as studio based photography. He has been a Finalist in the Blake Prize in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Darron’s photography has a meditative and reflective quality. Critics have use words such as ‘fragile’, ‘contemplative’, ‘allegorical’ and ‘magical’ to describe his work. Darron believes that the best photographs are ‘breathed into existence’ – a term once coined by a reviewer in relation to his work – an attempt to find beauty and metaphor within even the most obscure of subject matter; finding a photograph where one may never have been found before.

SILENT 3B Darron DAVIES

Be Placed

Digital print; Film Based Medium Format photograph

From the series ”The Book Physical’

30 x 30 cms image; matted 46 x 58 cms

Commercial Value $300

Darron Davies  based in Castlemaine, has exhibited widely in recent years working between digital and film cameras, producing landscape work as well as studio based photography. He has been a Finalist in the Blake Prize in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Darron’s photography has a meditative and reflective quality. Critics have use words such as ‘fragile’, ‘contemplative’, ‘allegorical’ and ‘magical’ to describe his work. Darron believes that the best photographs are ‘breathed into existence’ – a term once coined by a reviewer in relation to his work – an attempt to find beauty and metaphor within even the most obscure of subject matter; finding a photograph where one may never have been found before.

SILENT 3C Darron DAVIES

Mantel

Digital print

From the series ‘Buda’

27 x 41 cms image; matted 46 x 58 cms

Commercial Value $300

Darron Davies  based in Castlemaine, has exhibited widely in recent years working between digital and film cameras, producing landscape work as well as studio based photography. He has been a Finalist in the Blake Prize in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Darron’s photography has a meditative and reflective quality. Critics have use words such as ‘fragile’, ‘contemplative’, ‘allegorical’ and ‘magical’ to describe his work. Darron believes that the best photographs are ‘breathed into existence’ – a term once coined by a reviewer in relation to his work – an attempt to find beauty and metaphor within even the most obscure of subject matter; finding a photograph where one may never have been found before.

SILENT 3D Darron DAVIES

The Spiral World

Digital print

From the series ‘Dreaming a Garden’

40 x 30 cms image; matted 46 x 58 cms

Commercial Value $300

Darron Davies,  based in Castlemaine, has exhibited widely in recent years working between digital and film cameras, producing landscape work as well as studio based photography. He has been a Finalist in the Blake Prize in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Darron’s photography has a meditative and reflective quality. Critics have use words such as ‘fragile’, ‘contemplative’, ‘allegorical’ and ‘magical’ to describe his work. Darron believes that the best photographs are ‘breathed into existence’ – a term once coined by a reviewer in relation to his work – an attempt to find beauty and metaphor within even the most obscure of subject matter; finding a photograph where one may never have been found before.

SILENT 4 Michelle DAY

To Journey, 2007

Oil and ground  pigment

85 cm x 72 cm

Commercial Value: $1,500

The main objective of Day’s imagery is the Australian Landscape.  The land and the magnificent skies of her landscape are her most influencing factor. Her work is not representational of the landscape but conveys a more subliminal concept, a feeling of awe and splendor. Rather than copying nature she wants to interpret it.

This work has been the result of the connection between the land and herself.  Her eyes are continually being drawn upwards towards the sky.  The soft light and the hazy effect it has on the landscape intrigues her.  The place where the light hits the land on the horizon fascinates her, as she finds the effects of the illumination beautiful.

Day uses the colours that surround her in the earth and trees, incorporating the atmospheric qualities of the sky. The texture represents a relationship with this land.  The layering and the scraping back of different mediums and colours has many different significances, representing a symbolic and spiritual reference to this land.

SILENT 5 Christine Sayer

Painting with Light: Barkers Creek in Flood, 2011

Digital Photograph unframed

Commercial Value $300

christinesayerphotographics@gmail.com

Christine Sayer studied photography/photojournalism at La Trobe University.

She has extensively explored the technique Painting with Light [PWL], particularly during the 2010 flooding in Castlemaine. PWL is undertaken at night, the camera is on a tripod with a long exposure setting.  The subject is literally ‘painted‘ with light from a torch, in the same manner one would ‘paint‘ a fence or a wall.  The Mt Alexander Shire acquired several of these images and they are displayed throughout the Shire offices.

SILENT 6 Christine Sayer

Painting with Light: Edge of the pond, 2010

Digital Photograph unframed

Commercial Value $300

christinesayerphotographics@gmail.com

Christine Sayer studied photography/photojournalism at La Trobe University.

She has extensively explored the technique Painting with Light [PWL], particularly during the 2010 flooding in Castlemaine. PWL is undertaken at night, the camera is on a tripod with a long exposure setting.  The subject is literally ‘painted‘ with light from a torch, in the same manner one would ‘paint‘ a fence or a wall.  The Mt Alexander Shire acquired several of these images and they are displayed throughout the Shire offices.

SILENT 7 Christine Sayer

Painting with Light: Seat at Lake Joanna, 2011

Digital Photograph unframed

Commercial Value $300

christinesayerphotographics@gmail.com

Christine Sayer studied photography/photojournalism at La Trobe University.

She has extensively explored the technique Painting with Light [PWL], particularly during the 2010 flooding in Castlemaine. PWL is undertaken at night, the camera is on a tripod with a long exposure setting.  The subject is literally ‘painted‘ with light from a torch, in the same manner one would ‘paint‘ a fence or a wall.  The Mt Alexander Shire acquired several of these images and they are displayed throughout the Shire offices.

SILENT 8 Adrian Saunders

View from Kiyōmizu Kannon-Dō, Ueno Park, Tokyo, 2016
Edition: 1/5

Pigment ink print on archival paper

33 x 50 cm (image) 60 x 76 cm (framed)

Commercial Value $685

http://adrianmarksaunders.blogspot.com.au

adrian.saunders@mac.com

0401 275 761

Adrian Saunders is a Castlemaine based Graphic Designer and Photographer. His photographic work is primarily analogue based and he prefers to shoot only black and white film which he processes and prints himself. This he feels give him greater control over the quality of the final image. His work has been exhibited in Hong Kong and U.K. as well as Australia and is in various private collections around the world. He was also a finalist in the Olive Cotton Portrait Award in 2013. Having lived in Japan as a child and returning several times as a visitor, he has developed a keen interest in the Japanese aesthetic and sense of design. The ‘View from Kiyōmizu Kannon-Dō’ was taken in Tokyo on his most recent visit to Japan last year.

SILENT 9 Graham Badari

Two Yawk Yawks, 1998, framed

Paper and paint/ochre

42 X 31 cm unframed; 61 x 48 cm framed

Image matted to just past the ‘uneven’ edges of the paper. Could be re-framed to include the paper edge.

Purchased at Oenpelli in 2001 by the donor.

15% of the sale price will be donated back to Graham Badari

Graham Badari was born in 1963 at Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) in Western Arnhem Land. His country is Maburrinj, near Kudjekbinj, about 120 kilometers east of Gunbalanya.  Badari was raised by the renowned artist Djawida Nadjongorle, but like many of the artists at Gunbalanya, credits the late Thompson Yulidjirri as his greatest artistic influence. From these senior men, Badari learnt the fluid and dynamic style that defines Kunwinjku painting at Injalak Arts. He began painting around 1990 but in recent years his career has gained a new focus and momentum.  The work shows a faithful dedication to the visual languange of his rock-art heriage, whilst remaining committed to artistic innovation.  Henry Skerrit, Art Historian, 2010

Graham Badari is an artist at Injlak Arts and Crafts, which is located at Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), a small Aboriginal township close to the East Alligator River in western Arnhem Land, approximately 300 kms east of Darwin.

SILENT 10 Trefor PREST

Soft Rain

Brass, Copper, Canvas Scuplture

34 x 19 x 12 cm

Commercial Value $2,000

Donation courtesy of the Estate of Cherry Tennant

Trefor Prest writes: I grew up in a Welsh coal port, and my memories are of a childhood spent amongst 
the debris of an obsolete industrial landscape.

This began a lifelong fascination with things mechanical.
Later there were bicycles, motorbikes and other machines.
When I began making sculptures these memories influenced me,
 both formally and emotionally to see sculpture as a metaphor for the human condition.

Life is a strange enigma, who knows what’s going on? 
I hope my work contains some small echo of this mystery, whilst retaining a sense of the ridiculous.

http://www.treforprestsculpture.com.au

SILENT 11 Smiley Williams

Mt Alexander

Gouache on Paper

16 cm  x  24.5 cm, Unframed

Commercial Value $300

http://www.smiley.com

smileyart@mmnet.com.au

0419 510 945

This image was originally painted on site at Mt Alexander in gouache. This medium gives me the freedom to immerse myself in the feeling of a site, not the look of it. I am left unencumbered by complex techniques, with a result that is essentially beyond words.

SILENT 12 Peggy SHAW

Natives In Bird Vase

Watercolour

55 cm x 46 cm

Commercial Value:  $450

Peggy is an acclaimed local water colour artist.  Her paintings are in many private collections. Peggy is 95 and still painting beautifully.

5472 4412

SILENT 13 Julie SHAW

Garden with Pond

Ceramic and crockery mosaic on cement sheet (weather proof)

80 cm x 60 cm

Commercial Value:  $440

Julie is a local mosaic artist who works in glass, ceramics and crockery.  She had a very successful exhibition during the last Festival, displaying her works at her studio at 77 Hunter Street.

SILENT 14 Hugh Webb Trading

Saddle Bag

60 x 95 cm

Origin Tribal Bakhtiari, Iran

About  40 years old

Commercial Value $450

hugh.webb@internode.on.net

0418 453 008

 

Nomadic tribes in Iran have for centuries hand made their possessions where they can, with wool from their sheep.  The wool is cut with primitive sheers, hand spun and hand dyed.  The saddlebags are used in day to day storage in the tent, and when the tribe moves from summer to winter pasture, the bags are used as suitcases, and carried across a pony.

SILENT 15 Christine Nixon

Dinner for 6 with Christine Nixon

3 X 2 seats

Each ‘item’ = 2 seats

If one person requires all seats you must purchase all 3 ‘items’.

Christine Nixon is an Australian former police officer who was the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police from 23 April 2001 to 27 February 2009, being the first female Chief Commissioner in any Australian state police force. After leaving Victoria Police, Christine was appointed as chair of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority.

Christine has had an extraordinary life. She has pursued and been given many opportunities. She has experienced the best and worst of human behaviour.

 

SILENT 16 Tara GILBEE

Luminous Echo III

Digital Print on Cotton Rag

79. 5cm x 110 cm Unframed

Commercial Value $550

Tara writes: Luminous Echo III is from a body of work I developed as part of an ongoing investigation within the studio and darkroom, in which I create experiments to explore the materiality of light. Utilising techniques such as amplifying lighting and exposure, multiple exposures and repeating formations, the work captures a sense of a phosphorescent internal world via intense abstraction.
Tara has a multidisciplinary approach to art making and has worked in collaboration with a range of practitioners across video, sound and live arts. Her arts practice moves from individual studio work to also exploring interesting sites and context for making and presenting work, with a focus on the interstices of site and practice.
Tara has been awarded a number of arts grants, been shortlisted for art awards such as The  Rick Amor drawing prize, Josephine Ulrick Photographic Prize, Olive Cotton Award, Linden Postcard prize and was awarded the Darebin Contemporary Art Award. She has attended residencies nationally and internationally and is represented in public and private collections.

gilbeetara@yahoo.com.au

0431837490

SILENT 17
Helen BODYCOMB

Mosaic Workshop

2 workshops – winning bidder can select the one that suits

Gourmet Lunch supplied both days.  All materials & technical notes supplied

Workshop size limited to 8 people

Reserve: $350

 DIRECT METHOD MOSAICS ON FIBREGLASS MESH 

SATURDAY 21 and SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2017 (PLUS extra day to finish work Monday 23 April)

This is possibly one of the most useful of mosaic methods and was first learned by Helen at the Spilimbergo school (Italy) in 2001. Helen has since used this technique on multiple small and large projects.   It is particularly useful for making large scale direct-laid textured mosaics with absolutely visually seamless joints (once you know the technique).

OR

GUERILLA MOSAICS

SATURDAY 20 and SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER (PLUS extra day to finish work Monday 22 October)

Guerilla Mosaics is a course about making mosaics for unusual, sometimes unsanctioned locations. We will commence with an overview of leaders in the area of Guerrilla Mosaics including Space Invader and Jim Bachor, and progress to developing a small range of technical options and snappy ideas perfect for the quick-stick-and-run mosaicist. These mosaics can also be installed slowly, legally and with dignity and grace.

www.helenbodycomb.com

helenbodycomb@gmail.com

0413 278 793

SILENT 18 Andree COZENS

Singing Lessons

2 x 1 hour Singing Lessons

Reserve: $120

Andrée Cozens is an accomplished singing teacher with almost 30 years’ experience training singing students of all ages and abilities. She teaches from her lovely private music studio in central Castlemaine.

Her teaching method aims to build solid technique, incorporating an easy and relaxed manner, whilst creating power, flexibility and confidence. Having been classically trained as a soprano, as well as singing jazz with big bands and performing in musical theatre, Andrée understands the importance of good vocal technique, and how it can be applied across genres.

http://www.musicteacher.com.au/andree-cozens/castlemaine/

andreecozens@bigpond.com

SILENT 19 Amateur Chamber Music String Quartet

A House Concert

Up to 60 minutes duration; program negotiable

Will play in Melbourne or Castlemaine area

Reserve:  $400

billforrest@iinet.net.au

Review in ClassikON, 27 June, 2017

https://www.classikon.com/review/flinders-quartet-on-collins-2/

Interestingly an amateur group played 20 minutes before the official concert’s commencement for 10 minutes performing the third movement of Mendelssohn’s string quartet op 44 no 2. Introduced by Zoe Knighton the group played this pleasant and exquisite movement beautifully thus more than adequately showing that amateur music making is alive and well and that the Victorian Amateur Chamber Music Society is doing wonderful work. This is one important aspect of what chamber music is about, live music in the home making for active engagement in the arts. It’s so nice that aspects of the 18th and 19th centuries have not been entirely lost!

SILENT 20

Sourdough Bread Making, including how to make your own sourdough starter

with Zac Grumont

5 people max

1 item = 1 person

Reserve: $25 per person

You are invited to a 2 hour Workshop and demonstration by Zac Grumont, chef at Guildford Vineyard and Cellar Door Kitchen, about the wonderful art of fermenting yeasts, creating sourbread starters and baking breads in an outdoor clay pizza oven and gas cooker. Time to relax on a Friday late afternoon, chill out, slow down and have a glass of wine while you learn and have fun. Date to be organized to suit all participants

When your bread is ready enjoy a glass of wine in the beautiful ambience of the Guildford Vineyard.

Courtesy Guildford Vineyard.

http://www.guildfordvineyard.com.au

mandyjean60@gmail.com

 

SILENT 21 Karyn WHITE

Untitled – date unknown

Oil on gesso’d paper

69.5 x 49 cm image; 92 x 73.5  framed

Commercial Value $1,800

White’s paintings are informed by the strong light and sweeping spaces of Australia.

She works directly from nature and often uses the studio to develop her paintings further in an attempt to distil the illustrative elements of the landscape into a painting that is symbolic of a place remembered.

Distant views and detailed fragments can share the same space – and landscapes of different countries are often integrated into her work.

White grew up in Bendigo, studied in Melbourne and moved to London in 1982 to establish Intaglio Printmaker.

She regularly returns to Australia to visit family and for painting expeditions.

Since the late seventies, White has exhibited regularly, predominately in the UK.

Her work is held in several private collections in the UK, France and Australia.

Donated by Deborah Ratliff.

SILENT 22 Julie MILLOWICK

Photo Assignment of your choice- Artwork, Garden, Portrait, Architecture

Commercial Value $200

www.juliemillowick.com

julie@juliemillowick.com

Julie Millowick began her photographic career in the darkroom of Athol Shmith, John Cato and Peter Barr.  After working her way out into the light she ran a very successful photographic business in Melbourne specializing in corporate/industrial photography.  Her clients included the Victorian Arts Centre, Mayne Nickless, Westpac and Australia  Post

SILENT 23 Ballet Barre

Conditioning combo with pilates studio equipment

For a group of 4.  Over a 5 week period

Get your best friends together and have a fun fabulous time dancing, strengthening and enjoying your body.

No tutus required, just a sense of humour.

Fully qualified and registered ballet and pilates instructor.

Commercial Value $500

http://www.castlemainemovementcentre.com/

janiceburgess@hotmail.com

0423 286588

 

SILENT 24 Malthouse Theatre

DOUBLE GIFT SEASON PASS

Commercial Value $550

Malthouse Theatre are happy to donate a DOUBLE GIFT SEASON PASS which will entitle the winning bidder and guest to book 5 shows within the 2018 Season.

Malthouse Theatre invites you to join us for a season of epic confessions, hilariously mad entanglements and beautiful consequences.

MALTHOUSE THEATRE

The Coopers Malthouse

113 Sturt Street

Southbank

http://malthousetheatre.com.au

SILENT 25A  Welshmans Reef Vineyard

Shiraz Tasting Workshop 1

Experience the wonderful diversity of Victorian shiraz, newly made and fermenting Vintage 2018 at Welshmans Reef Vineyard, plus coffee.

Late March to Mid April during Vintage 2018.

Three separate workshops, each limited to 4 people.

Reserve: $25 per person

http://welshmansreef.com

5476 2733

 

SILENT 25B  Welshmans Reef Vineyard

Shiraz Tasting Workshop 2

Experience the wonderful diversity of Victorian shiraz, newly made and fermenting Vintage 2018 at Welshmans Reef Vineyard, plus coffee.

Late March to Mid April during Vintage 2018.

Three separate workshops, each limited to 4 people.

Reserve: $25 per person

http://welshmansreef.com

5476 2733

SILENT 25C  Welshmans Reef Vineyard

Shiraz Tasting Workshop 3

Experience the wonderful diversity of Victorian shiraz, newly made and fermenting Vintage 2018 at Welshmans Reef Vineyard, plus coffee.

Late March to Mid April during Vintage 2018.

Three separate workshops, each limited to 4 people.

Reserve: $25 per person

http://welshmansreef.com

5476 2733

SILENT 26
Guildford Vineyard

Spices and Species: Identification of Beneficials in the Development of a Phenological Clock of Guildford Vineyard.

A 2-3 hour workshop: 4 people in total.

Reserve: $20 per person

You are invited to join us on our two to three hour weekly survey of the vineyard and insectarium. We use special monitoring sheets and traps to identify and record vineyard pests and beneficials, their location, distribution, numbers, their stages of development throughout the insectarium and grape vines. Each week the data collected is used to produce a seasonal phenological clock. Phenology is the study of annual cycles of things and how they respond to seasonal changes. By monitoring natural life’s cycles of key vineyard pests and beneficials, like mealy bugs and damsel flies, predatory mites, assassin bugs, hover flies and lacewings among many others including the growth cycles of insectarium plants, we can start to align these periods to be of use in the management of the vineyard.

Time:- January or February on a Friday afternoon, Includes afternoon tea with vineyard workers.

Guildford Vineyard

http://www.guildfordvineyard.com.au

mandyjean60@gmail.com

SILENT 27 Guildford Vineyard

Neither Black Red Yellow nor Woman: Just speaking nearby Trinh T. Minh- ha and Biodynamic Teas for Vineyards.

4 people

Reserve: $20 per person

Courtesy Guildford Vineyard.

Learn how to make biodynamic vineyard sprays – called ‘teas’ – made from goats’ whey, fermented casaurina, worm juice and nettles among other things. These are hand sprayed onto the vines according to different stages of the moon.The participants are then invited to have afternoon tea, Okayti Darjeeling 2nd flush black tea, scones with homemade jam and cream and a glass of newly released ”Ancestrale methode” Sparkling Rose 2017. Just speaking nearby the work of Brian Keat and his Antipodean Astro Calendar and the writing of Trinh T. Minh-ha. Too much enjoy a late afternoon biodynamic walk through the vineyard.

http://www.guildfordvineyard.com.au

mandyjean60@gmail.com

SILENT 28 Benedict STEWART

Ukulele Building Workshop

Commercial Value $690 

http://benedictstewartinstruments.com 

0439 722 218       

Benedict Stewart has been making musical instruments for almost a quarter of a century and would like others to experience this craft.

You now have an opportunity to build your own solid wood ukulele over two glorious days in the company of like-minded ukulele players and enthusiast makers.

Based at Lot19, Castlemaine.

SILENT 29
Julie MILLOWICK

Cyanotype Workshop

One Day, includes gourmet lunch and wine

All materials provided.

A class on the cyanotype process and history of the medium will be given to each participant on cd/usb.

January – February

Item 28A is for one place in the workshop.

Cyanotype, invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842, is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.  Each image is unique.

Julie’s interest in cyanotype was inspired by the beautiful work of pioneering photographer, Anna Atkins.  Such are the archival properties of cyanotype, Anna’s work is still as rich and strong as when she created it over 100 years ago.

Objects are placed directly onto the sensitised paper, then exposed to ultra violet light [the sun].  Exposures vary depending on the degree of transparency of the object.

Join Julie at Guildford Vineyard to make your own unique creations.

Courtesy Guildford Vineyard.

Includes lunch at Guildord Vineyard

Commercial Value $150

http://www.guildfordvineyard.com.au

mandyjean60@gmail.com

SILENT 30 ACMI

Wallace & Gromit and Friends- The Magic of Aardman

Journey into the magical world of Aardman, the acclaimed studio behind Wallace & Gromit

A great Christmas present!

OPEN DAILY, until January 28, 2018

Federation Square, Melbourne

Commercial Value $100

A grand outing for the family, animation aficionados and art lovers alike, with activities and displays illuminating the incredible intricacy, humour and artistry of the studio.

From Wallace & Gromit to Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run and many more, Aardman’s claymation creations have been enchanting audiences for over four decades. Wander among Wallace’s cracking contraptions along with over 50 authentic film sets, including Gromit’s famous vegetable garden, city streets from Shaun the Sheep the Movie, the flying machine from Chicken Run silent 29 WallaceGromitand the spectacular five-metre tall ship from The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

 

SILENT 31
Team Henderson

Circus Workshop

Always wanted to juggle Balls, Rings, Clubs?

Spin a plate over your head?

Throw a Diabolo and catch it?

Or know someone who would love to learn these skills?

Maximum 5 places offered in a one hour workshop

Minimum 4 people required

Reserve: $20 per person

Team Henderson will provide you with a chance to learn these basic circus skills in an entertaining workshop. Team has been part of the CSF since 1982, usually on stilts at the opening.

http://www.teamhenderson.com.au

5423 2574; 0408 507244

 

SILENT 32
Jindarra Springs

Mixed dozen bottles of wine

2 each of the 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2013 vintages

Valued at $300

Donation courtesy Carolen Fisher, Jindarra Springs

191 Fenton Dr, Harcourt North VIC 3453

(03) 5439 6206

 

SILENT 33  RobertsonHyetts

2 Basic Wills

Commercial Value $385

Details to follow

https://www.robertsonhyetts.com.au

tony.bateman@robertsonhyetts.com.au

157 Barker Street

Castlemaine 3450

Phone: 03 5472 1588

.

SILENT 34 Dianne Longley Agave Print Studio, Trentham

Weekend Workshop for 1 person

Includes vegetarian lunches & materials kit

Choose from :

*Relief & Intaglio Photopolymer Printmaking

*Explore Simple Print Techniques – Cardboard, Drypoint & Photopolymer

*Porcelain Multiples

*Multiple Block Lino

*Metal Foil Prints

 

Dianne ran a printmaking studio in Adealide from 1991-2014, and in 1998 she published “Printmaking with Photopolymer Plates”.  Dianne has taught workshops and classes in photopolymer printmaking in Australia, USA, Japan & the UK, and has taught printmaking & other subjects at a range of tertiary institutions.

Commercial Value $420

http://agaveprintstudio.com.au

dianne@dianneLongley.com.au

 

 

SILENT 35 Lake View House Holiday Home, Yambuk, Shaw River

14 minutes to Port Fairy

2 nights for 2 people

(extra people pay extra) off peak, by appointment

The most secluded, spectacular and rugged coastline is at your doorstep, with Yambuk Lake, teeming with fish and birdlife. Lakeview House is the old homestead, surrounded by a working farm. Luxurious, generous, and full of fascination! Filled with a captivating array of art, reading material, curios and beautiful objects, including a creaky toy box…

Details to follow

Commercial Value $560

markanstey19@gmail.com

lot19art.com

Mark Anstey

0427724149

Director/founder/owner/curator LOT19 Studios and Artspace

SILENT 36 Mandy GRINBLAT

Project Planning / Grant Writing Workshop

– 2 hours, plus an optional one hour follow up.

Note: This workshop cannot be used for a grant associated with FRRR.

Reserve: $50 per person

Are you involved with a community group that’d like to learn more about grant writing? Got an idea you’d like to develop and seek funding for? Not sure where to start?

This might be just the workshop you need. An individual or small group session to build your project planning / grant writing toolkit.

Mandy Grinblat is a self-confessed grant geek with nearly 30 years experience writing and assessing grants. She has an extensive history working in both government and the not for profit sector. Her experience takes in the arts, sport and recreation, disaster recovery, and community & regional development.

Mandy is happy to tailor workshop content to suit your needs. Up to four participants with the option to extend (subject to bid!).

SILENT 37 Shayne Hill – Xtreme Visuals Photography

Aerial photograph of your property – local locations only.

0401 494 737

www.xtremevisuals.com.au

Shayne is an established photographer with over 14 years experience in the visual medium.

His skills were gained through a multitude of working experiences and latter honed at RMIT University, studying commercial photography. He has appeared in many publications, from Lonely Planet Guides to Climbing Magazines to Architectural Books.

 

SILENT 38 Theatre Royal

Double Pass to an event of your choice

Commercial Value $120

Details to follow

http://www.theatreroyalcastlemaine.com.au

 

SILENT 39 Christine SAYER

Painting with Light workshop

Limited to 8 people

Commercial Value $50 per person

christinesayerphotographics@gmail.com

Christine Sayer studied photography/photojournalism at La Trobe University.

She has extensively explored the technique Painting with Light [PWL], particularly during the 2010 flooding in Castlemaine. PWL is undertaken at night, the camera is on a tripod with a long exposure setting.  The subject is literally ‘painted‘ with light from a torch, in the same manner one would ‘paint‘ a fence or a wall.   The photographer walks through the image, but without leaving a trace of either themselves or their torch.

Christine will lead a workshop of maximum 8 people, at night, at the Old Castlemaine Gaol.

Your will need a camera capable of setting on long exposures of at least 30 seconds, a tripod and a bright torch.

SILENT 40 Castlemaine State Festival

Hire of the Northern end of the Goods Shed for 1 day

Provide own production and staging.

Reserve: $150

glyn@castlemainefestival.com.au

 

SILENT 41 Grace Natakhan – Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Acupuncture treatment valued at $90

Since graduating with distinction from RMIT, Grace has practiced in the UK and Australia, completing postgraduate studies in the gentle Japanese acupuncture style of Toyohari in Europe.

“To me, the healing process is about finding greater harmony with our essential nature. This includes being in balance with our internal and surrounding environment and our community. Oriental medicine presents an opportunity for fresh perspective on our health, to see that all things are connected and interdependent.”

Grace brings a gentle attentiveness to treatments, paying attention to the symptoms at hand, while working to uncover and rebalance the underlying disharmony.

Commercial Value $90

http://healingwell.com.au

SILENT 42 Hugh Makin Furniture

Linus series coffee table

This Piece is made from an English Elm tree that actually grew  at the mill in Castlemaine. I have scorched the elm slab using a process called shousugiban. The base is made from recycled Barrel Oak (French Oak).

Commercial Value: $1250

http://makinworkshop.com

 0499 887 011

 

Makin Workshop produces one off custom pieces and limited edition designs which are based around a particular selection of ethically sourced materials. Existing in a space between design and art and allowing both of these idea’s to inhabit the work, Makin Workshop is always considering the balance of these two forces. The utilitarian requirements of the form are always respected and considered whilst celebrating the natural beauty and integrity  of the materials.

SILENT 43 Workshop

Preserving Food by Curing, Smoking and Pickling with Zac Grumont

Workshop with Zac Grumont, chef at Guildford Vineyard and Cellar, for 2 hours on a Friday afternoon to learn about pickling, smoking and preserving meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts in the beautiful ambience of Guildford Vineyard Cellar Door Kitchen.

Limited to 5 people

Reserve: $25 per person

 Courtesy Guildford Vineyard.

http://www.guildfordvineyard.com.au

mandyjean60@gmail.com

 

SILENT 44 Tread Harcourt

One night Bed & Breakfast Package for 2 people

This revamped classic 1960’s Motel is placed close to road cycling and mountain bike tracks, wineries, cideries, galleries, markets, parks and outdoor activities.

Accommodation is ‘bike friendly’.

Commercial Value $180

treadharcourt.com.au

Paula Ewing 0405 680 516

SILENT 45 Circleworks

All Round Assistance – Helping. Fixing. Sorting. Doing

Bundle of 5 hours

Circleworks is an all-round assistance service helping businesses, individuals and their families.

Helping. Fixing. Sorting. Doing.

For example:  IPad set up, Technology Overwhelm, Plant Watering, Estate Inventory, Christmas Rehearsal Planning etc

Commercial Value $300

www.circleworks.com.au

Cass Ewing 0404 871 346

 

 

SILENT 46 Glacial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Air Conditioner / Reverse Cycle Heater Servicing

Full Service of a Air Conditioning Unit (excluding parts)

Commercial Value $120

glacialairconditioning@gmail.com

Myles Cracknell 0412 180 462

SILENT 47 Bress Wine, Cider & Produce

2 Bottles of Bress Wine

1 x Bottle Le Grand Coq Noir Chardonnay

1 x Bottle Pinot Noir

The Bress Le Grand Coq Noir wines are only made when we come across a truly spectacular parcel of fruit and are made in extremely limited quantities.

Commercial Value $220

www.bress.com.au

Adam Marks 0409 566 773

SILENT 48 Voucher

Family Entry to the RIDE – Race the Train

Family-friendly, non-competitive, scenic trail ride.

Up to 2 Adults and 4 Kids.

Date:           Sunday 19 November 2017

Distance:     17kms

Commercial Value: $80

www.racethetrain.com.au

0405 680 516

Race the Train is a fun and exciting event providing cyclists the opportunity to race competitively or ride socially alongside the historic Victorian Goldfields Railway (VGR) steam train between Castlemaine and Maldon.

The event consists of two distinct components:

1  a competitive race, ‘The Race’; and

2  a participation ride, ‘The Ride

Both the Race and the Ride use the dirt tracks and trails that run alongside or in close proximity to the historic broad gauge train line that connects Castlemaine and Maldon.

Now in its fifth year, the event is a fundraiser for the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

0405 680 516

SILENT 49 Victorian Goldfields Railway

First Class Return for 2 Adults

Enjoy the decadence and elegance of the Golden Age of Train Travel

Commercial Value: $130

www.vgr.com.au

Andrew Reynolds 0411 710 323

Image courtesy of VGR

 

SILENT 50 Shayne Hill – Xtreme Visuals Photography

Framed Photograph “Harcourt”

Framed: 66 x 61 cm

0401 494 737

www.xtremevisuals.com.au

Shayne is an established photographer with over 14 years experience in the visual medium.

His skills were gained through a multitude of working experiences and later honed at RMIT University, studying commercial photography. He has appeared in many publications, from Lonely Planet Guides to Climbing Magazines to Architectural Books.

SILENT 51 Mount Alexander Quality Tree Care

1/2 day tree care services (pruning / trimming / removal / mulching/cherry picker work etc)

Commercial Value: $400

Website: www.mountalexandertreecare.com

Xavier Thompson 0402 499 122

Mount Alexander Quality Tree Care is locally owned and operated by Xavier Thompson.  Xavier and his highly skilled team provide a range of quality tree removal and maintenance services, including stump removal, branch trimming, mulching, pruning and cherry picker work.

Mount Alexander Quality Tree Care provides a thorough consultation to ensure every client’s needs are met. They have a strong respect for nature and only when safe will we advise the maintenance of a tree over its removal.

Located in Castlemaine we service Central Victoria including Maldon, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Harcourt, Chewton and surrounding areas.

SILENT 52 Rike Design

Two Items:
Designer Pill Box Handbag, 
together with an exclusive fashion consultation 
for 5 ladies with designer and stylist 
Ulrike Barbara von Radichevich.
Two Items Valued at $600

Valued for five Ladies and X bottles of the prickly stuff

between 5:30 pm and  7:30pm, by appointment.

RIKE DESIGN

54 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine

http://rike-design.com

info@rike-design.com

SILENT 53 Leslie Thornton – a.k.a. Sir Les

Castlemaine Art Museum Director’s Rooftop Pleasure Garden

Oil on linen

76 cm x 102 cm

Commercial Value $950

Leslie Thornton writes:

Leslie Thornton’s work is whimsical, invigorating, compelling and light hearted. With an abiding interest in geography and geo-politics, he looks at cities, landscapes, buildings and places in a unique way. He takes what may seem mundane subjects and honours them with a tinge of facetiousness. This painting predicted troubles at the Castlemaine Art Gallery, two years ahead of its time.

www.sirleslie.com.au

0401 343 096 or 5470 5724

SILENT 54 Wayne Viney

Landscape 9

Monotype, Framed

Artwork 15 x 14 cm, framed 58 x 43 cm

Anonymous Donor

Commercial Value $500

Wayne Viney studied graphic design at Swinburne College graduating with a diploma in Art and Design in 1971. By the the mid-1980s he was a full time artist and from 1995-2000 a member of Roar 2 studios.

In 2013-14 a retrospective exhibition of his monotypes Singular Impressions, toured various regional galleries in Victoria.

To date Viney has held 18 solo exhibitions, and been involved in many group exhibitions. He has been a finalist in numerous art awards, including the Geelong Print Award, the Rick Amor Print Award, Swan Hill Print Award, Banyule Works on Paper Award, Fremantle Print Award, Mornington Works on Paper Award and the John Leslie Art Prize.

His work is held in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia; Parliament House, Canberra; Geelong Regional Gallery; Ballarat Art Gallery; Castlemaine Regional Gallery; Hamilton Art Gallery; Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale; Swan Hill Regional Gallery; Orange Regional Gallery and Charles Sturt University, NSW

SILENT 55 Good Life Careers

Resume Refresh

Genevieve Ward, Career Coach and director of The Good Life Careers, provides inspirational and quality coaching to people seeking a fulfilling career to complement their lifestyle.

Commercial Value $80

A motivated career management professional, Genevieve is passionate about helping people develop their job search skills; working with them to create a marketable resume, build networking strategies, prepare to shine at interview and negotiate with confidence.

This voucher includes a one hour meeting to help strengthen your resume’s format and content and help you be competitive in today’s employment market.

The Good Life Careers is proud to support Castlemaine State Festival in their fundraising activities!

gen@thegoodlifecareers.com.au

0409 070 930

SILENT 56 Liz CAFFIN

The First Bench, 2016

Charcoal on paper

21 x 48cm (actual drawing size); 38 x 65 cm (framed size)

Commercial Value: $750

Mystery and whimsy are evoked by Liz Caffin’s drawings and prints. Using strong blacks with subtle shades of grey,

Caffin observes the complexity of our relationship to landscapes and urban environments. Liz Caffin’s extensive exhibition and practice history includes the following residencies: Assisi Artist Residency, Italy, 2017; Guanlan Printmaking, China, 2014; International School at Montecastello di Vibio, Italy, 2012 and Venice Printmaking, Italy, 2005.

Her work is in the collections of: Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Albury Regional Art Gallery, Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery,

Michael Buxton Collection, Kedumba Gallery, Wentworth Falls, numerous private collections in Australia and Overseas.

lizcaffinprintmaker.com.au

SILENT 57 Robin KINGSTON

Things that Are

Oil on primed watercolour paper

29.5 x 38 cm

Commercial Value:  $500

brucerobin@optusnet.com.au

0402216166

Robin writes: I am a painter whose work arises from an abstract vocabulary that I use and reuse, with different and unknown outcomes. I paint directly into architectural sites, work on paper and on stretchers. In all cases the works are about the performative act of painting and the experiential. The outcomes are not predetermined – and they are the result of the process of making. I am investigating the materiality of paint and works are made with an attentiveness to process, play and an investigation of how colour, paint and touch can be used to invite the viewer to reflect and look more closely. It about little, quiet things that are important.

SILENT 58 Michael GRAEVE

Sequence and Simultaneity, Front and Side, No. 017″, 2007-2011

Oil on linen.

31 x 41 cm

Commercial Value: $ 1,200

http://www.michaelgraeve.com

+61 424 228 485

mg@michaelgraeve.com

‘Sequence and Simultaneity,’ hints at a wonderful tension: we experience time unfolding sequentially, but also all at once for each simultaneous moment. The duration of looking and the moment of looking are tensioned in these works. So, we might experience the coloured stripes in this painting as an animated rhythmic sequencing, yet its speed always contained within a whole, a moment, a composite, a chord.

The ‘Front and Side’ of the title hints at the heightened role of the sides in these works. Each stripe was painted between two other upended paintings which acted as stencil edges. This results in each painting containing traces of numerous others.

 

SILENT 59 Fran Van RIEMSDYK

237 Angles to consider when Pruning, 2009

Digital Print on Archival Paper

80 x 60 cm

Commercial value: $400

This work investigates ideas of control, specifically the control of nature which can often be seen in the maintenance of the suburban garden.

Rose pruning is an example of this.  The subject matter is loosely based around the idea of how you could prune a rose to create straight lines. What angles and how many cuts would be required.

The work was exhibited in Museum of Art (MOA) Seoul National University in a group exhibition titled: Drawing of the World, the World of Drawing, 2009 And RMIT Project Space in a group exhibition titled: Magnetic Islands 2009.

The work forms part of an ongoing project which considers the role of the constructed natural environment as found in the suburban garden and how this role connects to social and cultural benefits/behaviour concerning the natural world. Through the use of numbers, the viewer is encouraged to mentally reconstruct the rose bushes in straight lines. The work investigates ideas of control (or lack of it) over organic systems.

 

SILENT 60 Tobias RICHARDSON

Circumambulation – Kabah

Acrylic, enamel on board

81 x 81 cm

Commercial Value: $1,250

 http://tobiasrichardson.blogspot.com.au

0432 284 729

 Tobias has an extensive exhibition history and has been the recipient of many awards. His work is in the collection of : National Gallery of Victoria, Griffith University Artworks Qld, Charles Darwin University Art Collection Northern Territory, Northern Territory, Government House Foundation, Supreme Court Northern Territory, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville Qld, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Galeri Petronas Malaysia, Artbank, Alice Springs Art Foundation, University Art Collection.

The Kabah is a shrine in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is a cube shaped granite structure that is very ancient. The Kabah is commonly shown in pictures shrouded by black cloth and is an important spiritual site for many peoples.

“I first became inspired by the Kabah whilst travelling in Burma where I saw hi-tech images of the Kabah in posters being sold on the streets of Yangon. The more I researched the Kabah the more I uncovered a rich symbolism resulting from layer upon layer of history. I was drawn to the simplicity of the Kabah’s shape and saw a structure of great allegorical power.

The Kabah represents the oneness of mankind. A pilgrimage to circle the Kabah is a confirmation of one’s faith that God will guide. It is from this ritual that I arrived at the exhibition’s title – Circumambulation.”

 

SILENT 61 ASQ Garden & Landscape

$100 Voucher

ASQ Garden & Landscape offers a wide range of plants, shrubs, pots, statues, giftware and gardening equipment as well as pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers, mulch, timber products, bamboo fencing, turf and irrigation equipment.
The ASQ Garden & Landscape yards stock a diverse range of decorative pebble, aggregate, road base, gravel, sand, soil, bark and mulch as well as other landscaping products.
This $100 voucher can be redeemed at any ASQ Garden & Landscape site, including Eaglehawk, Castlemaine, Harcourt and Maryborough.

SILENT 62 The Governor’s Cafe, Old Castlemaine Gaol

3 Course Meal with Wine

Commercial Value $120

2017 Readers Choice Good Food Guide Winner – Cafe- Ballarat, Bendigo & The Goldfields, VIC

The Governor’s Cafe
Old Castlemaine Gaol
Charles Street
Castlemaine

03 5472 3749

www.oldcastlemainegaol.com.au/the-governors-cafe/

 

SILENT 63  Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori

Dingkarri, 2017

Unframed limited edition print – 3 editions donated

Archival Pigment Ink on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper

Edition 4/99

The edition number of the unframed works will be advised once sold

Copyright is acknowledged

60 x 52.5 cm

Unframed Value: $800 incl GST

Donated by Alcaston Gallery

© The estate of the artist

Alcaston Gallery will deliver the purchased Limited Edition Prints in the week following the CSF Auction to the CSF Office for collection

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori was born around 1924 on the south side of Bentnick Island of the South Wellesley Island Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria.  In 1946 and 1947 severe drought affected communities in the Gulf area and in 1948 Bentnick Island had great tidal waves or high tides.  This all culminated in a deterioration of the Kaiadilit homelands eventuating in the Missionaries transporting the entire population to the Mission on Mornington Island.

Sally Gabori had eleven children of her own, but also cared for her co-wives’ children, as is Kaiadilit tradition, and was grandmother and great grandmother to many more.

Sally Gabori began painting in 2005 at Mornington Island Art Centre on Mornington Island.  Her immediate love of paint and the full spectrum of colour offered to her triggered an outpouring of ideas including depicting her country and her ancestral stories.

Whilst her works could immediately be recognised as abstraction, her fascination with colour seems as significant as the content itself.  A closer look, the country, colour and mind’s eye combine to impart to the viewer a real and intimate sense of who Sally Gabori was and where she was from.

T + 61 (0)3 9418 6444

F + 61 (0)3 9418 6499

E art@alcastongallery.com.au

SILENT 64 Naomi Hobson

Black,White and Gold, 2017

Unframed limited edition print – 3 editions donated

Archival Pigment Ink on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper

The edition number of the unframed works will be advised once sold

Copyright is acknowledged

66 x 49.5 cm

Unframed Value: $450 incl GST

Donated by Alcaston Gallery

© The artist

Alcaston Gallery will deliver the purchased Limited Edition Prints in the week following the CSF Auction to the CSF Office for collection

Black, White and Gold tells the story of how white people and the Indigenous people of Coen, far North Queensland, came together to look for gold.  It refers specifically to the mine sites at Blue Mountain or Birthday Mountain (Patha Muta), and shows little camps scattered all over Naomi Hobson’s grandfather’s country, where miners and blackfellas alike resided in and worked nearby the diggings, looking for gold treasure, though incongruously the Aboriginal people were only paid in rations while assisting the prospectors.

The area was actively mined until WWII in the 1940’s when it eventually became uneconomical to continue mining, as the price of gold did not allow the fair payment of all.  Naomi Hobson grew up with many gold stories from her elders, and this painting involves memories of both great joy and great sadness.  Hobson is also actively engaged in projects for the restoration of country after the diggings.

+ 61 (0)3 9418 6444

F + 61 (0)3 9418 6499

E art@alcastongallery.com.au

 

SILENT 65 Ginger Riley Munduwalawala

Ngak Ngak announces the exhibition, 2017

Unframed limited edition print – 3 editions donated

Archival Pigment Ink on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper

Edition 40/99

The edition number of the unframed works will be advised once sold

Copyright is acknowledged

63.0 x 68.5 cm

Unframed Value: $550 incl GST

Donated by Alcaston Gallery

© The estate of the artist

Alcaston Gallery will deliver the purchased Limited Edition Prints in the week following the CSF Auction to the CSF Office for collection

Ginger Riley Munduwalawala was born about 1936 in the bush in South East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory of the Marra people.  He was a traditional man, charismatic, with the gracious manners and reserve characteristic of an initiated Indigenous elder.  Few painters showed his commitment to the ideals of painting.   A born painter, obsessively he continued to push his skills and interpretations in new directions.

Munduwalawala’s unique style marks him as a great Australian artist.  He worked on a heroic scale both in concept and style.  His images are often dazzling with brilliant colour and he seemed to enjoy the exaltation of painting big stories.

+ 61 (0)3 9418 6444

F + 61 (0)3 9418 6499

E art@alcastongallery.com.au

LATE ENTRY – Ian Hill Fine Art Printing

Printing Voucher $250

Fine art inkjet (giclee) prints
and film digitizing services to the value of $250.

I specialise in creating archival inkjet prints that are richly toned with accurate colour reproduction on a range of fine art papers up to A0 in size.

I can also digitize your slides or film from all formats up to 5×7” ready for print with spots removed and colours adjusted.

Service available by appointment in Malmsbury Mon-Fri or online using file upload if you prefer.

Please see website for further information about the services.

www.ianhillphotography.com.au