LOT 19 & COVID 19

Lot19 is committed to the safety of our community and our artists. We will follow all the guidelines around Covid safety. Look forward to seeing you, be safe!


Lot19 was founded to celebrate life

Lot19 Art Space is an evolving creative space and events venue located in the central highlands of Victoria. The property also consists of 21 artists studios, two outdoor stages, a contemporary art gallery, and an outdoor sculpture park.  We currently accommodate 28 artists in our 21 artists’ studio spaces, including Castlemaine Press, a community access print-making studio, and Castlemaine Clay, a community ceramics facility.

We have recently received a w-class tram, 1035, and are extremely grateful to VicTrack. We look forward to presenting a generous arts program in and around the tram. We welcome conversations about the tram, and tram life, as well as suggestions about how to best enjoy this fabulous piece of our recent history.








For our history, and who we are, click here

Image: Holly Engelhardt


Image by Richard Baxter

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.  


Who we are…


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

For the love of “Pap Tjaa Djandak”

Image by Troy Bailey   Exhibition opening event Friday 26 February 2021 6:30-9pm The opening event will be live streamed on our facebook event page due to the current covid restrictions which will be in place until midnight 26/2.   Open to the public from Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 February 11am-5pm   For the …

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We’re All Pretty (different)

Castlemaine Fringe Festival 2021 presents: We’re All Pretty (different) opening 1-5pm Saturday 6 March 6-28 March Fri-Sun 10am -5pm Five artists from the Castlemaine area converge, driven by a sense of connection, we commit to a group show. The strange and challenging subject matter doesn’t get a guernsey here; it is a prerequisite. Instead, it …

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LIVE BAND, FAMOUS JUDGES, 35 SINGERS FROM YOUR TOWN, WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? guaranteed more fun than you have ever had… or close. we cancelled the event the day before last year, because of Covid, so are excited to get back on the horse. giddyup!!  tickets are limited, so book here given Covid requirements, …

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The Synergy Project

THE GIG ECONOMY Synergy detail, authorship – the Synergy-sisters vitrified glass and porcelain, 20 cm sq, 2020   The Synergy Project Exhibition opening on Saturday 3 April from 2-6pm with special guests Strawberry Jamz performing live from 4-6pm (Nelson Beks on bass and guitar, Max Teakle on keyboard & Freda Paten on voice and shaker). …

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It is time to hunker down and look after the basics. That is a certainty in these uncertain times. For now, Lot19 will be closed to the public, visited only by our tenant artists treating their studios as isolation spaces. Another certainty is that the arts will soon be required to help us move through …

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