Katherine E. Seppings

Art, Photography, Writing

Tag: Castlemaine

Castlemaine Cup 2

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I won my first ‘Castlemaine Cup’ in April, now I’ve won again in June at the Castlemaine Poetry Readings, held each month at the Five Flags Hotel. Melbourne poet, Peter Bakowski, the featured poet, awarded the Cup for my poem ‘Collecting Jaara History.’ I will be exhibiting this poem alongside artist Eliza Tree’s painting ‘Land Rush to Gold Rush’ at Co.lab, a group exhibition at View Point Handmade Gallery, Bendigo, featuring the collaborative work of Central Victorian writers and visual artists, part of the first Write on the Fringe Festival, the Bendigo Writers Festival fringe festival (7,8 & 9 August).


Castlemaine Cup


The Castlemaine Poetry Readings, held each month at the Five Flags Hotel, Campbells Creek, showcases two outstanding feature poets and holds a vibrant Open Section, of poets in competition for a ‘Castlemaine Cup’, as awarded by the feature poets.

Sarah Day (Hobart) and Stephen Edgar (Sydney), two of Australia’s finest poets, came to read in Castlemaine, in April, and awarded me this beautiful ‘Castlemaine Cup’ for my poem ‘Forest Creek Goldfields.’
You can read this and other published and awarded poems by clicking on my Poetry page above.

Arts Open Castlemaine 2014


Visit my open studio and photographic library of B/W and colour images of more than 30 countries, specialising in people, events, dance, the built and natural environment, and bushfire, and of the Central Victorian Goldfields region, spanning three decades.
Framed and unframed photographs and cards for sale.

Studio: 50 McGrath Street, Castlemaine
Open: Sat 8 – Mon 10 March, 11am – 5pm


Castlemaine Poetry Prize 2013

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My poem ‘Forest Creek Goldfields’ received a Commendation in the Castlemaine Poetry Prize 2013.

Elliot Midland Newspapers, Mount Alexander Shire, and Soldiers and Scholar Bookshop sponsored the prize, judged by award-winning Castlemaine poet Ross Donlon. My Commended poem will be published in the Castlemaine Mail.

Creative Yoga Games For Kids – Volume 2


I am proud to have been the photographer for these great Yoga cards.

Just released! Available from ‘Over the Moon’ website.


Poetry and Music

Castlemaine Word Mine poets

Ann de Hugard, Katherine Seppings, John Flaus, Rob Wallis and Ross Donlon

will read their poetry to the accompaniment of

Atmos Ensemble

The Maurocco Bar

3pm Sunday 7 October 2012


4 Templeton St. Castlemaine (Opposite Castlemaine Train Station)

Arts Open Exhibition Opening

Arts Open Official Opening 
upstairs at Castlemaine Post Office
6 pm Friday 27 April

View my Photography upstairs at Castlemaine Post Office.

A range of images from past exhibitions –

Back Streets of the World, New York Graffiti,
Castlemaine at the Crossroads, France,
Across the Divide, Heaven on Earth, Street Life,
Black Saturday and Of Flooding Rains.

Framed and unframed prints for sale

Arts Open 2012

Arts Open is a festival of more than 40 of Castlemaine & Districts finest artists opening their studios & galleries for one special weekend April 26th-29th.

‘Photography is ‘drawing with light’ and although I began my life as an artist, I became obsessed with recording the world around me with a camera, capturing moments when I felt blessed with the way light fell.’  Katherine Seppings


Katherine Seppings will be exhibiting upstairs at Castlemaine Post Office                  Cnr Barker St & Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine

For further information visit www.artsopen.com.au

Arts Open Brochure Launch

Friday 30 March, 5.30pm, The Maurocco Bar, Castlemaine

Launch by Martin Paten, Director of the Castlemaine State Festival

Meet and mix with the artists of this inaugural arts event.


Australian Poetry Slam

In the first round of the Australia Poetry Slam, October 2011, I read my poem ‘A Woman’s Work,’ at the Maurocco Bar, Castlemaine.

Cafe Poet

As part of Australian Poetry’s Café Poet program, I am poet-in-residence at The Maurocco Bar, Castlemaine. For the next six months I will be at The Maurocco Bar every Friday afternoon, writing, and aim to be workshopping with poets – from Castlemaine, Bendigo and Melbourne – and discussing ideas about sharing creative work with the community. I am keen to organize more opportunities for local poets to be heard at this inspiring venue.

Please drop into The Maurocco Bar, the wine bar and coffee shop at 4 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, any Friday afternoon, to share your poems and ideas about poetry with me.