Castlemaine State Festival Annual Art Auction Fundraiser Goes Online

AAR Castlemaine State Festival Annual Art Auction ArtistsCastlemaine State Festival will be taking their biennial fundraising program online for the first time in the history of the event.

The ten-day Castlemaine State Festival Art Auction will begin on Friday 27 March with bidding closing at 5.00pm on Sunday 5 April 2020. As one of the Festival’s main fundraising activities, the annual event aims to support the Festival as well as the many talented artists living and working in the region.

Contributing artists include Roz Avent, Norma Bailey-Ramsay, Richard Baxter, Charles Bock, Lyndell Brown, Paddy Tjungarrayi Carroll, Laura Clement, Rhett D’Costa, John Downton OAM, Barney Ellaga, Ryan Ford, David Frazer, Jeff Gardner, Charles Green, Rona Green, Craig Gough, Sarah Koschak, Melinda Harper, Geoff Hocking, Judy Holding, Andy Indrans, Peggy Napangardi Jones, Cheryl Kennedy, Julie Millowick, David Moore, Faye M. Owen, Wykeham Perry, Nicole Quinton, Michael Raftos, Cameron Robbins, Dennis Ropar, Penny Ryan, Julie Shaw, Peggy Shaw, Georgia Spain, Wendy Stavrianos, Lance Sullivan, Carol Swain, Diane Thompson, Wayne Viney, and Michael Wolfe.

“The move from a traditional single-day, on-site auction allows more people from further afield to bid for the works so generously donated by our artists,” said Festival Director Glyn Roberts. “With the support of Creative Victoria, we have been able to develop a simple-to-use online bidding portal and hope to reach more art lovers and Festival supporters than ever before.’’

Potential bidders can register and view the works online and some of the works will be on display at local businesses throughout Castlemaine from early March. A special map showing where artworks can be viewed is available for those who would prefer a closer look at potential purchases.

All proceeds will go towards the development of local work for Castlemaine State Festival’s next artistic program which runs from 19 – 28 March 2021. To view artworks, place a bid or for further information, visit: for details.

Image: Craig Gough, Arrangement with Orange, 2008; Andy Indrans, Curious?; Lance Sullivan, Road to the Hills; Julie Shaw, Egyptian Goddess with Vulture Headdress; Julie Millowick, Good Weather for Drying: Kate, Mist, 2010; Shades of Gray, Flowers; Cheryl Kennedy, Madeleine; and Dennis Ropare, Crying Girl 2 – courtesy of the Artists and Castlemaine State Festival