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 persue 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 happy to now host 26 artists, following the completion of 4 new studios. a further new studio allows us the honour of hosting ‘trouble magazine‘, and 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…

try mark anstey (director/founder/owner/curator) 0427 724 149 (9am-6pm), ashley mariani (curator) 0421 467 222 (9am-6pm), or email lot19artspace@gmail.com. please be patient as we are passionate volunteers…

we are at lot19 langslow street (which is up a little lane called mcshanags drive, off langslow st!) castlemaine 3450 victoria australia (map below)

mailing address: po box 937 castlemaine, 3450, victoria, australia






Current Shows

spring sculpture prize october 15th-30th

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The 8th annual Spring Sculpture Prize opens this saturday 15th 0ctober 2-5pm. With more than 40 artists displaying works across more than 20 different mediums, this years show is gearing up to be the most exciting to date. We have included a special section for non functional ceramics as well as the return of the Soft …

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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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studio becoming available at lot19

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a rare opportunity…there is studio space becoming available at lot19. it is reasonably priced, light filled and roomy, and most excellent. please contact mark for details, markanstey19@gmail.com, 0427724149. please get in touch to check it out!

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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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