The Lot 19 art space is owned by Mark Anstey (, with Tobias Richardson working as gallery coordinator. We are thrilled to have occasional help from volunteers with artistic development, administration and marketing.

The lot 19 property also consists of 26 artists’ and makers’ studios.

Additionally there is a fully functional commercial kitchen and bar that are open for events and special occasions.

Here is a list of some of the artists and makers residing at Lot 19 and what they do here:

MARK ANSTEY- furniture-maker, woodworker, boatbuilder.

Contact: or 0427724149

I have been making beautiful furniture since 1990.

I aim to create personal works of great meaning for my clients, and spend much energy in design.

When i make a drawer, I want it to operate ‘invisibly’ with little impact, not jamming, with the handle the right size for the drawer. I want my clients to look at the furniture after years of living with it, and feel as if it has become a valued part of them, and has enhanced their life.

I also delve into interesting and good quality shop fittings, such as The Local in St Kilda and Darlinghurst.  I’ve also worked locally in Castlemaine fitouts, including local food establishments: Origini, The Good Table, and the Public Inn.

I will consider any request! Anything is possible.

Zoe Hambleton


Zoe Hambleton has been a practicing artist who studied drawing at RMIT in Melbourne and since then has pursued a multi-disciplinary practiced incorporating sound, sculpture, drawing, painting and performance. Zoe’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and festivals in Victoria. She researches idiosyncratic stories by positioning then in collective experiences and spaces to reveal common and unifying characteristics. Zoe’s creative practice is underpinned by the use of secondary materials, psychogeography and aesthetic theory.


Tobias Richardson


Tobias been a practicing artist since 1987. First studying at East Sydney Technical College and exhibiting in artist-run spaces. Later he gained a BVA from San Francisco Art Institute, California.  Tobias has also studied Education and Science. From 1997 to 2011 he lived in the Northern Territory working as an artist and teaching in remote communities, Charles Darwin University and the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. In 2015 he relocated to the Castlemaine, Victoria.

Tobias has a studio-based practice that is informed by travel and artist residences. His research aims to incorporate autobiographical investigation expressed through the depiction of built environments. Themes of memory, history, abstraction and intervention underlie my subject matter. He has a diverse studio practice centred on drawing, painting and sculpture.

Nici Wright/NMW Made

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Nici has been a practicing visual artist for nearly 25 years. Consequently there has been a lot of work produced that moves across different mediums, genres and fields of practice. There are elements of science, design, construction and engineering, ceramics, sculpture, bronze and steel, installation, fine arts, fashion, materials, found and recycled, live arts, music, teaching and facilitating and working both collaboratively and individually, nationally and internationally. Nici’s award winning works range from the wearable to the small and large scale indoor and outdoor works and installations. There is a fascination with surface, repetition and pattern, the sacred geometry of it all and what lies beneath in her work. Add the story, our stories inside of this. The exploration of places that creativity opens and that are opened creatively is the basis of Nici’s work and that fine, invisible thread that runs through everything and makes all possible. Or not.

Nici has studio 10 at arts hub Lot 19, Castlemaine, VIC from which she runs her NMWmade ceramics business and everything else for her work.



Castlemaine Clay


When Mark Anstey, owner and operator of Lot 19 was gifted a top hat kiln recently the conception of Castlemaine Clay began. We are a nonprofit member-based community organisation that works to bring clay lovers from Castlemaine and surrounds together.

Castlemaine Clay offer their members firing, workshops, artist talks, studio hire, and the opportunity to exhibit their work.

We are just starting up and it’s a long slow process, but we’ll keep you posted along the way. Contact us if you’d like to get involved.



Castlemaine Press


Castlemaine Press is a not-for-profit membership-based organisation, run by committed volunteers.  It is a space to explore printmaking in all its facets. Whether you are a beginner or a master printer, we have equipment and assistance to fulfill your printmaking needs. Our studio has great natural light, presses both large and small, plenty of bench space and easy access. Our studio is a place to meet printmakers, work collaboratively, build skills and produce prints using quality equipment. We program a range of gatherings, workshops, exhibitions and courses throughout the year.


Benedict Stewart – Musical Instrument Maker.


Benedict Stewart is a maker of fittings and completes restorations & repairs of fretted stringed and period woodwind.  Benedict crafts Baroque & Romantic period and Contemporary musical instruments for professional and enthusiast players.

More than two decades dedicated to the pursuit of the trade has seen Benedict work with some of Australia’s significant instrument makers and manufacturers.

Benedict has established a reputation for producing high quality musical instruments that have found their way around the globe. Benedict also advises on qualifications and teaches specialist classes in his craft at Lot19 and NCAT Preston.  He also teaches construction of guitars at Museum of Modern Art, Verona Italy.

Ewin Wood


Ewin has been actively producing display and exhibition material for museums, science, education, and cultural institutions for 25 years.

A trained museum preparator specialising in model making, mould-making, plant and animal recreations and exhibition production.

On one week in his Lot 19 studio an insect model will be having its fine details added, the next week he may be working with a team to build a full scale dinosaur skeleton.

Lot 19 is an oasis of nature, art and industry; a great fit for Ewins work.

Photo by Leonie VanEyk

Other artists working at Lot 19 include:  

  • Helen Bodycomb (mosaicist)
  • Jane Rusden (printmaker)
  • Sheri McKerrow (marketing)
  • Leonie van Eyk & Rachel Guy (visual media)
  • Rodney Hampton (drawing and printmaking)
  • Ann Ferguson (ceramacist)
  • JP (object maker)
  • Julian Hester (performer)
  • Wendy Rowlands (musician & shiatzu practitioner)