Local artist Ned Middleton's exhibition The Big Reveal is a culmination of 18 months' studio work at Lot19. Working alongside artist Tobias Richardson, Ned has produced a series of bright, larger than life paintings of some of his favourite pop and rock stars.
Ned applies a raw and unedited style to his painting, tapping into his inherited feel for colour and line. His works are bold, tough and unique, with a touch of the comical. Ned lives with Down syndrome, and has fully embraced the artistic culture of Castlemaine, developing a life long interest in dance, film, local radio work and more recently, painting. This is his first solo show.
The Taproom serves delicious craft beer brewed on-site, along with local ciders, wine, house-made pizza, snacks and share plates plus live music and regular events. Opened in April 2016 at the Mill complex in northern Castlemaine, the Taproom is open six days a week serving delicious beverages, yummy food and beaucoup conviviality. Our pizza menu is available in-house Tuesday from 5pm. The expanded pizza, share plate and platters menu is available Wed-Fri from 2pm and Sat/Sun/Pubhols* from 12pm. * 10% surcharge applies on public holidays when we pay our staff higher rates
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.