Lot19 was founded to celebrate life

Lot 19 is an evolving artspace in the central highlands of Victoria with studio spaces, an outdoor stage, a contemporary art gallery which also presents excellent music, marionette theatre, performance, and film, and an outdoor sculpture park. We are dedicated to promoting undiluted excellence in the full field of human experience, and are not driven by sales. For our history, and who we are, click here


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We are now seeking applications for a new concept, THE CHRYSALIS PROJECT, where Lot19 donate a free studio to an emerging artist of particular vigour and talent so they can pursue their craft beyond immediate financial constraints.  The first artist to be granted the studio was Inta Krumins, and we look forward to you becoming aware of her work in the near future! We look forward to this idea having legs, and as the concept develops, supporting a wide range of emerging artists over the years…

We are so pleased to now host 26 artists, following the completion of 4 new studios. A new open-access pottery studio is nearing completion, with a large gas fired top-hat kiln and a small electric kiln. Please email expressions of interest, and stay tuned for details. next is an additional new stage… (oops, this building thing is infectious!), and a new studio for a print collective! yep…


There are still a limited number of slots left for new shows: check out our Proposal information for more details! the curators meet to discuss proposals april, july and november, so please have your idea, along with all relevant info and images emailed to us by the first of those months

If you are interested in studio space, please contact Mark



Where we are…

We are at Lot19 Mcshanag Drive (off Langslow Street), Castlemaine 3450, Victoria, Australia (map below)

Mailing Address: PO Box 937, Castlemaine, 3450, Victoria, Australia.






Current Shows

Castlemaine Idyll 2019 – Entries Now Open

  Lot19 Art Space presents Castlemaine IDYLL, March 30 2019 This much loved event is a chance for you, yes YOU to put down that hairbrush and take to the stage for real!  Backed by the awesome live IDYLL band and your own backing singers you take the lead and be anybody you want to …

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The Number 5

    The Number 5 is the most dynamic and energetic of all the single digit numbers. It is unpredictable, always in motion, and constantly in need of change. Although it is moulded from an almost equal mix of masculine and feminine qualitites, in general the the 5 is slightly more feminine – albiet a …

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On Foot, 10-25 November

    Walking is a well-documented mode of art making with critical and aesthetic potential. Moving around a built or natural environment on foot is a spatial and temporal experience that acknowledges pace, perspective, physical and emotional state, external and internal dialogue, phenomena, location, all of which can be exploited by the artist. On foot …

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The Change is Coming to Castlemaine!

One Show Only 24th November 2018 @Lot 19 Art Space Doors 6pm Show starts 6:30pm Tickets: $20 waged/$10 unwaged Presales here. From beneath the rock and rubble, deep within the underground, The Change is awakening. The Change is a groundbreaking performance woven around pivotal moments in our political history. It poses the question, ‘Who will bring us …

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studio becoming available at lot19

a rare opportunity…there is studio space becoming available at lot19. it is reasonably priced, light filled and roomy, and most excellent. this one requires a quiet-ish artist tenant! please contact mark for details and to check it out, markanstey19@gmail.com, 0427724149

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the dawn of ‘castlemaine clay’

we are gearing up to open lot19’s open access ceramics studio. it is imminent. wahoo! we are setting up a committee (are you interested?), and completing the space, which has three kilns. we will be running a program of talks, workshops, and events, as well as providing access to equipment, kilns and the workspace. we are …

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LAKEVIEW HOUSE Yambuk artist musician retreat! (or bnb accom)

  yamuk is on the secluded and rugged coastline 10 mins after port fairy, victoria.   book here or on stayz or airbnb   Ease the pace down a few gears, sit back and relax, soak it all up… The most secluded, spectacular and rugged coastline is at your doorstep, with Yambuk Lake, teeming with fish …

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castlemaine press (printmaking collective) and castlemaine clay (open access ceramics studio) set to open

register your interest now!

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