Art Book Fair this weekend

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To complement the 2022 Melbourne Art Book Fair, the Castlemaine Art Museum is hosting a regional two-day Art Book Fair inside the magnificent 1931 art deco building this weekend, March 26-27 .
The National Gallery of Victoria’s two-day satellite event will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day and will see CAM hospitality stalls showcasing works by artists, writers and publishers from central Victoria, and two round tables in the afternoon on creation and publishing in the regions.
CAM Director Naomi Cass said she was delighted to partner with NGV’s Melbourne Art Book Fair to present a regional celebration of art book culture.
“Showcasing books from local artists, publishers, designers, printmakers and poets, this free event also includes a pop-up exhibition of children’s books by Beth Sinclair and two afternoon creative conversations,” said she declared.
“Come meet the artists and writers and support Castlemaine’s vibrant creative community. Books will be for sale and your questions about how to publish your own work will be answered.
Saturday’s discussion moderated by CAM Director Naomi Cass will focus on ‘publishing and design’ and will hear Northern Books’ Kristin Gill in conversation with Editors Victoria’s Stephanie Holt about publishing your work and what makes good book design.
Sunday enjoy an artist talk from 2:30 p.m. “COLOSCENT” combines the investigative practices of multidisciplinary artist Anna Schwann and painter Simon DeBoer to tackle the absurd task of deciding how colors smell, achieving a new perception of color synesthesia through the invisible medium of perfume.
Don’t miss this very special event.

Eric Thake Jean Daley Bookplate 1930. Castlemaine Art Museum. Image: Ian Hill






Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior reporter for our sister newspaper, the Midland Express. For the past 24 years, Lisa has proudly reported news to the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.


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