Castlemaine State Festival

Castlemaine State Festival 2023


The Castlemaine State Festival applauds the generosity of our Patrons’. They are our loyal and most passionate supporters whose gifts enable us to deliver the unique, inspiring and thought-provoking festival we all love so dearly.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Patrons listed below for all they enable us to do, and for the Festival they allow us to bring to life in Castlemaine.

MUSE $10,000+

Marc Besen AC & the late Eva Besen AO
Geoff & Lorraine Callister
David Cunningham and the late Jean
Dennis Goldner AM & Kate Murphy
Peter McMullin AM
Marshall Segan & Ylana Perlov in memory of the late Marysia Segan &
the late Berek Segan AM OBE
The Water Dragon Endowment –
A Giving Fund of the Community
Impact Foundation
Dr Victor Wayne & Dr Karen Wayne OAM

DIAMOND $6,000+

Christine Nixon AO APM & John Becquet
Carrillo Gantner AC & Ziyin Gantner
Gary & Lyndal McClure

PLATINUM $3,000+

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Tony Bradford
Dr Mary Cole
Ian McKenzie & Sue Cutler
Paul Gibbeson
Mr Ian & Mrs Lesley Jones
Beverly Knight & Anthony Knight OAM

PURE GOLD $1,500+

Dr Julie Arnold & Ian Fisher
The Cheese School & Long Paddock
Bill Forrest & Heather Clarke
Cathrine Harboe-Ree AM & Brian Cutler
Phil McConachy & Dr Ronnie Moule
Dr Gary Moller & Dr Louisa Hope
Lady Marigold Southey AC
Helen Symon & Ian Lulham

GOLD $750+

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Julie & Roger Archbold
Tony & Margret Bateman
Lorelei Benjamin & Rick Lowen
Gianni D’Ortenzio & Andree Cozens
Simon Benson & Alison Edwards
Malcolm Fyffe
Tom & Nea Gyorffy
Pat & Sam Grumont
James Hudson & Ignacio Galarraga
Laura Keogh
David King & Thea King
Mrs Lynne Landy and the late Mr John Landy AC MBE
Chris and Trevor Lloyd
Janis Malachowski
Tony & Pat Millar
Julie Millowick OAM
Peter Morris & Barry Heaysman
Tony & Alison Radford
Nicola & Chris Reynolds
Greg & Lee Ridder
Lucy Roffey & Andrew Roffey
Dr John & Genevieve Rogers
Glyn & Naida Roberts
Dr Marjorie Theobald
Bruce Trethowan
John Turnbull & Jacqui Turnbull
Dr. Graeme Watson
John & Judith Watson
Thom Woodroofe


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Ross Allan
Marianne Allan
Janine Arnold & Robert Bent
Christine & Greg Barkla
Terri Baigent
Amanda Bede
Dr Louise Bettiol & Dr Ed Griffin
Damian Bishop & Nicole Turner
Peter Brain
George Broadway &
Phee Broadway OAM
Linda Browne & Philip Schier
Hon. Bob Cameron & Alison Hogan
Castlemaine Movement Centre
Margaret Callister & Rae McPhee
Rose Chong & Min Chong
Alan Chuck in memory of Lyn Bennett
Fiona Cotter & Tony Shaw
Maurie & Gayle Crooke
Barbara Dalloway
Doug Falconer &
Jacqueline Brodie-Hanns
Karys Fettling
Ian Fraser & Liz Nunan
Margaret Goodes
Ruth Grey
Jennifer Howe
Dr Kerry Landman
Ariaantje Lawson
Campbell McNaughton
Leeanne Mead & Jan Elliot
Jim & Pam Millwood
Paul and Ruth Neath
Judith Nimmo
Kerry Parker
Joanna Parkes
Michael Pearce
Ken Pollock & Lynda Evans
Dr Morry Rottem & Margot Rottem OAM
Browyn & John Rudolph
Suzanna Savona
Marina & Robert Scott
Robert & Margaret Seedsman
Sproward Family
Jen Toogood & Josh Durham
Geoff & Kat Turner
Val Victor-Gordon
Cecile & Peter Weerts
Christopher Whitehead

QUARTZ $150+

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Virginia Barry
Caroline Bellair
Geoff & Alice Clague
Geoff & Nancy Courtis
Bronnie and David Dean
Steve & Judy Doxey
Rhonda Duplay
Di Erlichman & Les Gross
Dale Falkner
Elizabeth Geddes & Gavin Krasner
Elizabeth Grainger
Bill Grant & Cheryl Neilson
Judy Holding
Helen Imber
Anita Rose Innes
Lexi LeStrange
John Lewis
Penny Lewisohn
Ruth Maclaren
Dr. Dugald McLellan
David Murray-Smith
Julie Odgers
Andie Pasqualini
Leonie Postle
Malcolm & Patricia Robins
Jane Staley
John Stanistreet
Dr Helen Szoke AO
Basil Theophilos
Peter Turner
Scott Victor-Gordon
Dr Robyn Ward


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Margaret Bainbridge
Mrs J Bleechmore
Chris & Jennie Capper
Ian Clarke
Anika Cook
Nicholas Cornes
Marie Hapke
Pat Horan
Krista Horbatiuk & Frog Peck
Jodie Kinnersley
Anthony Martin
Roberta Mears
Louise Mehta
Antony Michaels
Eva Miller
Angela Munro
Opus 30 Gallery
Margaret Rees-Jones
Hilary Reynolds Tovey
Sue Robinson
Viviane Rouqueirol
Robert Rouse
Hywel Sims
Lisa Smith
Duang Tengtriat
Brian Tresidder
Rosemary Turner
Sue Turner
Anthony Woodbridge


Michael Bottomley
Phee Broadway OAM
Mary Harris
Geoff Hocking
Gary McClure
Lyndal McClure
Juilie Millowick
The late Ian O’Halloran OAM
Martin Paten
Val Victor Gordon
Christopher Whitehead


Our special supporters are a critical group of passionate people who contribute each edition to ensure the success of major works in the 2023 program.

The Gesualdo Six & Dialogues presented with special support from Geoff & Lorrainne Callister.

Salon Series presented in the memory of and generosity of Jean Cunningham.

Alter Boy, Eliza Hull and Liz Martin, Mama Kin Spender, Rose Riebl & Maloya Moshpit presented with special support from The Water Dragon Endowment – A Giving Fund of the Community Impact Foundation.

Abram Goldberg, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra & ANAM presented with special support from Marshall Segan & Ylana Perlov in memory of the late Marysia Segan & the late Berek Segan AM OBE.

The Opening Night Free Concert & the classical music program presented with special support from Dennis Goldner AM & Kate Murphy.

Rose Riebl presented with special support from the Aranday Foundation.

Female and non-binary contemporary music artists presented with special support from Dr. Mary Cole.

Dialogues and the classical music program presented with special support from Ian McKenzie & Sue Cutler.

The CSF 2023 program presented with special support from Paul Gibbeson


The following Bequestors have made an inspirational commitment by recognising Castlemaine State Festival in their Will and Estate Planning.

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Martin Paten & Helen Bodycomb
The late Berek Segan AM OBE & the late Marysia Segan
Marshall Segan
Val Victor-Gordon

If you are interested in becoming a Patron or leaving a gift in your will you can; click here or contact Liz Wilson, Patrons’ Manager, on or 5472 3733.


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