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 Depot, Origini, Togs and Coffee Bean cafés plus the Republic and other excellent restaurants. Opposite in Templeton Street are Cecode and the Maurocco Bar in the Midland Private Hotel.
Open Thursday – Sunday 11am – 5pm, ten months of the year. The gallery is generally closed in January and June/July for Summer and Winter Recesses.