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

Woven Dialogue Exhibition: 14-23 Sept

Lot19 Artspace has invited members from the Dja Dja Wurrung Clan and Aboriginal weavers from the Peppimenarti community in the Northern Territory to come together to collaborate over a Woven Dialogue. Lot 19 will be transformed into an applied studio residency, allowing weavers from different regions to explore, discuss and exchange knowledge associated with the …

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weaving connections- basketry and fibre arts forum september 15th

  Weaving Connections: Basketry & Fibre Arts Forum will be held on Saturday September 15 at Lot 19 in Castlemaine. This event aims to bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous practitioners on the land of the Dja Dja Wurrung People to celebrate the Regional Centre for Culture in 2018. The focus of the forum is cultural …

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Kim Simon, Inseparable, oyster shells, stainless steel, wire.

  Now in its 12th year, Lot19’s Spring Sculpture Prize has become a well known creative institution in Castlemaine and throughout the surrounding region, attracting a very high caliber of work. Set among the impressive and inspiring grounds of Lot19, all entrants work will be exhibited for 3 weeks. There will be 3 independent judges, …

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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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