The Spring Sculpture Prize Opening will be held from 2pm on Saturday 14 October, featuring live music, food and the lot19 bar. The exhibition is open 11am-5pm Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October, then 11am-5pm Friday -Sunday until 29 October.
Since its inception in 2006, the Spring Sculpture Prize has been a key event in the Central Victorian artistic calendar. With a fabulous festive afternoon opening, over $6,000 worth of prizes, independent judges and a three-week exhibition, the prize is beloved by artists and visitors alike. There are many prizes as part of the competition, including the $2,000 lot19 major prize, adjudicated by a panel of independent judges. The Ron Anstey Memorial Prize and the other prizes generously offered by local businesses are judged separately, including a kids prize celebrating younger artists. There is also a ‘People’s Choice’ prize, first introduced in 2022. The Spring Sculpture Prize Opening will be held from 2pm on Saturday 14 October, featuring live music, food and the lot19 bar. The exhibition is open 11am-5pm Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October, then 11am-5pm Friday -Sunday until 29 October.
Lot19 was founded to celebrate life. Artists’ retreat, development space and presentation venue. A unique regional arts destination. A social-change project that is humbled by its on-going significant partnerships and courageous audiences. Lot19 continues to consolidate its place as a leading centre for artistic excellence. 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), a literary venue and bar in the newly settled W-Class Tram, 1035 and a yet to be launched salon style Theatre.