The 40th Anniversary of the first exhibition held at ‘The Bricky’ is being celebrated with a ‘Historical Show’ at the Castlemaine Brickworks Gallery this December.
It was an honour and a joy to curate it.
Of the twenty artists selected from Castlemaine Artists Co-Op/Inc (1980-1992) – painters, printmakers, photographers, potters, sculptors – many are recognised nationally and internationally.
Castlemaine Artists Co-Operative was a group of 30 artists and craftspeople who came to the district in the 1960s and 70s. They held their shows at the old brickworks in 1981, 82 and 83. In 1986, with more artists in the area, the group became Castlemaine Artists Incorporated. In 1992 the group folded and merged into the fledgling Castlemaine Fringe.
I am recording, archiving and writing the History of Castlemaine Arts (1960-90).
To view and purchase work of the artists in the Brickworks Gallery Historical Show you can click on the following names: Michael-Francis Cartwright, Paul Cavell, Tony Cook, Graeme Dawes, Juliana Hilton, Anne Langdon, Bruno Leepin, Kenneth Killeen, Paul E Mason, Shona Nunan, Valerie Restarick, Jim Rowe, Katherine Seppings, Barry Singleton, Vicky Taylor, Diane Thompson, Leslie Thornton