What's On at lot19?

Find out what is happening across our unique spaces...inside and out...

Yodhi Fest

A benefit to help our mate through cancer treatment and recovery.

Saturday 20 July, 2pm – late

A celebration & fundraiser for Yodhi Bergman, featuring:

Sugar Fed Leopards, Davo, Lucie Thorne, J.P. Shilo, Gold Coast Leathers, S.F.X, DJ’s Jen Moore & Mikey Young and performers Emilie Bloom, Briega Young & Carly Fern.

Art Show, Food & Bar.

Tickets are on sale now. 

Wordspoken

Noa Dakota, Derry Doyle, Ezra Demcy

Saturday 27 July, 7:30pm

Local creatives Noa Dakota , Derry Doyle and Ezra Demchy make up this not-to-be-missed triple bill of local creation. Immerse yourself in the magic of language and a celebration of human stories. An honouring of the present moment, this is lo-fi, lo-lit evening designed to tickle the corners of your mind that you didn’t even know you’d left to catch dust.

Smoke & Mirrors

Castlemaine Fringe Winter Warmer, with Castlemaine Clay and lot19.

Saturday 3 August, 7pm – late

A night of warmth, creativity and spontaneity, as well as a fundraiser for Castlemaine Fringe Festival & Castlemaine Clay, Smoke & Mirrors will feature a kiln being built especially for the event, works from which will be presented in an exhibition to follow the event.

Live Music from the Presbyterians! Plus food, drink, dancing, creations and of course, costumes galore!

Venue Hire

What can’t you do at lot19 Artspace? Not a lot.
Exhibitions, sculpture shows, performance, live music, festivals, weddings, parties…almost anything.

How we work 

celebrate life through creativity and togetherness.

…providing spaces for you to make and present your art…
…designing events for you to experience art…

Castlemaine Idyll

Castlemaine's Premier talent contest, lot19 fundraiser and a ridiculous amount of joy and community fund. Contestants, hot band, celebrity judges, volunteers, dancing, singing, broadcasting and more...

Meet the Artists

This is no ordinary place to work. Lot 19 is a hive of creativity, you’ll find painters, printers, potters, fashionistas, makers, performers and creators hard at work…

Our work

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Find out what is happening across our unique spaces...inside and out...

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Exhibitions

Lot 19 places a high value on exhibitions that originate from the North Central region of Victoria, as well as those from further afield and overseas. We aim to offer something new and stimulating to our audiences and encourage exhibition applications from emerging, mid-career and established artists/curators across all disciplines and visual art forms.

Our studio artists

Artists’ skills, imaginations and courage are let loose is this safe and cross-collaborative testing-site. Over 20 artists are resident on site, working across visual art, music, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, writing and everything in between. Learn about our studio artists – their diversity, and their practices.

IDYLL 2023 at Lot 19, image of people dancing under fairy lights

Venue Hire

Weddings, selected parties, celebrations, meetings. Our arts-centered venues and activities showcase Lot19 as a destination for locals and visitors seeking entertainment and cultural enrichment in Castlemaine and the surrounding towns of this food, wine, and travel region.

Lot19 was founded to celebrate life. It is evolving, it is permanent, it’s a safe haven for artists. We house many different creative expressions and through this add value to the whole community.
We’re a destination, a venue, a hub, a playspace, and present many iconic events, including Castlemaine Idyll, the Spring Sculpture Show, heartfelt weddings, and our ongoing exhibition program.
The three-acre property consists of 21 artists’ studios, two outdoor stages, a contemporary art gallery, an outdoor sculpture park, Castlemaine Press (open access print-makers facility and exhibition space), Castlemaine Clay (open access ceramics facility), and a literary venue/ bar in the newly settled W-Class Tram.

A venue with a lot of art, a lot of heart.

Lot19 Arts is an evolving creative space and events venue located in Central Victoria.

Home to a Gallery, Tram, Theatre, 20 artists’ studios, an open-access ceramics studio and print-makers studio, 2 outdoor stages on large green space, bar-café with dining, and all-access facilities.

The relaxed ambience and flexibility of this site means that you can easily curate an event to remember, whether you are planning a wedding, party, or some other kind of special occasion or gathering. Or if you prefer to take the fuss and stress out of planning, let us do it for you. We can provide you with event management, production, catering, entertainment, staff, and more.

Easy going, laid back, intimate, or grand, we love events that bring people together and encourage creativity. Let’s to chat about how we can assist in creating a truly unforgettable experience for you and your guests, contact Mark to discuss your ideas today.

Founded by Mark Anstey in the year 2000, and built by hand from re-purposed materials, first and foremost, Lot19 is a place for artists. This multi-faceted space is filled with kilns, pottery wheels, printing presses, green spaces, metalwork zones, large scale fabrication utilities, woodworking sheds, easels, and tools of every type.

With 20 artists in studios residencies, over 60 beginner-to-established members regularly accessing the open-access clay and printmaker workshops, this dynamic site is integral to the long-term viability of regional arts practices. Artists’ skills, imaginations and courage are let loose is this safe and cross-collaborative testing-site.

Lot19’s considered and balanced programming appeals to all-ages, all-abilities, and diverse backgrounds. Lot19 specifically seeks presentations for-and-by youth and children, disability and other artists, international and philosophical thinkers, and Australian Indigenous practitioners.

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