Preparations for Rotary Club of Castlemaine’s 34th Annual Art Show across the King’s Birthday weekend, June 9–12, are in full swing.
“We had a very strong show last year after the Covid cancellation the previous two years, and all the indications for the 2023 show are very encouraging,” said Castlemaine Rotary Art Show committee convenor Robert Cordy.
The featured artist for 2023 is well-known Castlemaine artist Juliana Hilton. Juliana’s first solo exhibition in 1966 paved the way for her long career. Her work is seen in both public and private galleries.
Catherine Tait is curating the show, with Sandra Knox hanging the entries.
The show will open daily at 10am across the King’s Birthday weekend, from Friday 9 June to Monday 12 June, with a Gala Opening and presentation of prizes on Thursday 8 June at 7pm. Tickets will be available at the door.
Local businesses Belle Real Estate (formerly Wallers), Pyrenees Quarries, Gunangara, Maltby Property, Castlemaine Office Supplies and Parsons Motor & Body Shop are generously sponsoring prizes for the show. With Rotary members and community supporters volunteering their time to stage the show, 100% of proceeds are channelled into Rotary’s charity work and support for the community.
The accompanying Rotary Club of Castlemaine raffle, this year featuring limited edition artwork Rubicon Valley by artist Jeff Makin as first prize, is being conducted once again this year. Tickets are $2 and available from Rotary members and at the Rotary table at Maxi IGA in Castlemaine.
This article appeared in the Tarrangower Times, 2 June 2023.