LOT 19 & COVID 19

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 this process, to accept, grieve, reassess. Our artists have serious work to do.

We will build an appropriate response, probably online, soon. Until then we all need to stay safe and strong, love one another and look forward to the good that will emerge from the pain.


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

Island of Self/Isolation: Malini Maunsell 27 March-12 April 2020 (ONLINE ONLY)

ONLINE Exhibition: 27th March – 12th April 2020 Island of Self / Isolation is an exhibition which like all of us, has had to adapt to the current situation we face with COVID-19 and all its ramifications. Initially a small group exhibition (Islands of Self), it transitioned first into a solo exhibition and then into …

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lest culture suffers… when small things become large… lot19 will still function as a safe haven for our resident artists, with studio life continuing, each studio capable of supporting self-isolation. our wonderful gallery will still function in a limited fashion, with no openings. we will support our artists with their exhibitions with an increased online …

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Arts Open Castlemaine: Upwelling

Opening night:  Thursday March 5, 6-8pm. Exhibition Hours: 5-22 March.  Fri-Sun 10am-5pm This exhibition brings ancient and new knowledge, ideas, and actions to the surface of the climate change struggle. Science from a deeper understanding of the natural world will direct our survival plan for the future we are creating today. Exhibiting artists: Zoe Amor …

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