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Newstead Open Studios art trail

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9, 10, 11 and 16, 17 March, 2024 11am to 5pm

Newstead Open Studios art trail is a locally inspired and crafted event, held annually since 2015 and based in and around Newstead, in the heart of Victoria’s goldfields region. This, our tenth-year, features 10 studios with 17 artists participating. The venues range from a historic brick hall in Sandon, an original timber shop in Newstead, a goods shed and a variety of bespoke sheds and workspaces. 

Carol de Graauw, Diana Orinda Burns, Sarah Koschak, Trefor Prest.
Photos courtesy Tarrangower Times

Each year, we open our studios to you, our visitors. There will be plenty of beautiful and diverse art for sale at each studio. This is an opportunity to see ceramics, sculptures, paintings, prints and drawings, jewellery, glass and mixed media. 

Visiting a studio is special: come inside, look around and ask questions and we’ll happily share a story or two about what we make and why. It’s a feast for the senses. 

Pick up a guide to the art trail in Newstead at 12 Lyons Street or at Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre or download it from our website,

Newstead Open Studios art trail is part of Arts Open, an event across the Mount Alexander Shire: full details at

Tarrangower Times 1 March 2024

This article appeared in the Tarrangower Times, 1 March 2024.


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