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Castlemaine Currency Launch at Lot 19 May 2022

The project will feature an exhibition and ideas lab at Lot19 over three weekends from 7 May – coinciding with a local economy experiment where the coin can be purchased and used in select businesses in Castlemaine. Created and presented by Jodi Newcombe, Ann Ferguson and Dale Cox.

Both the exhibition and experiment are designed to engage the community around key questions, such as: what is money? why a local currency? how can it create economic and social wealth? what can it tell us about ourselves?

Saturday May 7 – EXHIBITION OPENING PARTY – 2.00pm—5.00pm

Saturday May 14 – CURRENCY MAKING DEMONSTRATION & HANDS-ON WORKSHOP 2.00pm—4.00pm

Thursday May 12 – PANEL DISCUSSION : Should we have a local currency for real? 6.30pm—9.00pm

Working in conjunction with the Castlemaine Institute, the project takes its lead from the “Mount Alexander in 2040: the Warrarrack economy” written by the Institute for the Wararack Initiatives, the Mount Alexander community’s climate response. For more information visit http://www.carbonarts.org/projects/castlemaine-currency/

Sponsored by Get Lost, Mount Alexander Shire and in partnership with the Castlemaine Institute and the Castlemaine Art Museum.