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* Banner image above: Artist, Jan Chapman, J & J's Life, Mixed Media (from the Positivity Through Creativity exhibition).





The Central Goldfields Art Gallery is open to the public 
Thursday to Sunday 10am–4pm. 

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Exhibitions at Central Goldfields Art Gallery:

Current Exhibition 

The Salon Style Exhibition


Central Goldfields Art Gallery permanent collection Arthur Boyd, Dean Bowen, Robert Bridgewater, Ray Crooke, Renee Gray, Jeff Makin, Tiffany Titshall and more.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery acquires works of excellence that
relate to the Central Goldfields region and contemporary art quilts.

In the Salon Style Exhibition, the breadth of the Central Goldfields Art Gallery’s permanent collection is celebrated. The salon hang is a term that originated in 1667 at the Royal Academy in Paris, in which paintings were densely hung on the wall. Expect to see some of the works from the collection that you may not have seen for a long time!

This year Central Goldfields Art Gallery will be digitising the permanent collection, ensuring the public can easily access our growing collection online.
This is also an opportunity to see works being digitised on Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-4pm.

For further information: email cgsc.art@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au or call 03 5461 6600


Upcoming exhibition


Quilt designed and made by Kattherine Jones "Microcorrosion" January 2021, 96 x134cm. SHot cotton, hand dyes cotton, !00% wool Batting and quilted with various weights of cotton and poly thread.

Katherine Jones  MicrocorrosionJanuary 2021 , 96 x 134 cm. Shot cottons, hand dyed cottons, 100% wool batting and quilted with various weights of cotton and poly thread. 

6th Biennial Golden Textures
Contemporary Art Quilt  Exhibition

Contemporary textile artists will participate in the 6th Biennial Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition. One quilt will be selected for the Central Goldfields Art Gallery’s permanent collection and the winner will receive $3,000. The Golden Textures Award celebrates the region’s long connection with textiles. Jenny Bacon, local textile artist and original curator of the exhibition, explains “The Maryborough Knitting Mill was a major part of manufacturing here (it began operations in 1923), during the time the town was the industrial hub of Central Victoria. It was not only a major employer in the town (particularly for women) it also had smaller off-shoots in many towns including Avoca, Beaufort, Newstead and many others.” Golden Textures pays homage to this rich history as well as bringing together the work of exciting contemporary textile artists from around Australia.




Jenny Bacon - 'Forest Sunrise, 2021, Quilted textile

Jenny Bacon, 'Forest Sunrise'  2021
Quilted Textile form, Height 39cm, Diameter 41cm, Circumference 129cm


Artist and Curator’s talk  

Join Jenny Bacon, contemporary quilt artist from Maryborough and Helen Kaptein, Curator at Central Goldfields Art Gallery, as they lead a free talk through the 6th Biennial Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition.

Learn more about the connection with Maryborough’s textile history and insights into the quilts on display representing some of the finest practitioners in this field from around Australia.

2pm to 2.45pm, Thursday 18 March 2021
Central Goldfields Art Gallery

Bookings required – to book your FREE tickets click here.


The Gallery is open Thursday–Sunday, 10am-4pm.
Any queries call 5461 6600 or email cgsc.art@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au 



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