Falkner Gallery was opened in 2002 by Dale Falkner, formerly Head of Art at a Melbourne Secondary School and Director of Coonara Gallery, Olinda.

Falkner Gallery specialises in historic and contemporary fine arts by Australian and Overseas artists. Bookplates, collagraphs, drawings, engravings, etchings, linocuts, lithographs, monotypes, paintings, photographs, serigraphs, sculptures, watercolours, wood engravings and woodcuts are displayed in five gallery rooms in frequently changing exhibitions. Selected Australian and Overseas sculpture, jewellery, crafts, furniture and handmade cards are also exhibited and an archival framing service is offered.

The gallery occupies a two-storey 1860s building in Castlemaine’s CBD, 100 metres from the railway station,  150 metres from the Post Office and 250 metres from the Visitors Information Centre. Fig café is next door; nearby are the Public Inn, Origini, Togs and Coffee Bean cafés and other excellent restaurants. Opposite in Templeton Street are Cecode and the Maurocco Bar in the Midland Private Hotel.

Open Wednesday 1-5pm, Thursday-Saturday 11-5pm, Sunday by appointment, ten months of the year. The gallery is generally closed in January and June/July for Summer and Winter Recesses.

 2018 Christmas Hours:

OPEN: every day 11-5pm until 23 December [except closed Sunday 16 December]                           

OPEN: Christmas Eve 24 December 11-2pm

2019 Summer Hours:

OPEN: Thu 3, Fri 4, Sat 5 January 11-4pm             

CLOSED: 6 – 23 January 

OPEN: Thu 24, Fri 25, Sat 26 January 11-4pm, then normal hours Wednesday 1-5pm, Thursday-Saturday 11-5pm:

Note: The gallery will be closed 1 – 19 March in preparation for hanging the entire gallery for the Castlemaine Festival exhibition ‘Wings’  20 March – 11 May.