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 Origini, Saint Florian and Togs cafés and other excellent restaurants. Also in Templeton Street is the Maurocco Bar in the Midland Private Hotel.
The gallery is open Thursday-Saturday 11-5pm ten months of the year. It is generally closed during January and June or August for Summer and Winter Recesses.
The gallery has re-opened with new work by a range of artists, strict entry conditions and slightly reduced hours. Careful precautions are in place: visitors limited to 4 per room, collection of contact details, use of sanitiser stations.
Current exhibition ending soon:
‘Journey’ – 18 March – 29 May 2021
Painting, Photography, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles One theme, Twenty artists
Ingrid BROOKER, Liz CAFFIN, Jane CANFIELD, Helen FRASER, Tarli GLOVER, David GOLIGHTLY, Trudi HARLEY, Robert MARNIKA, Paula MARTIN, Liz MCLENNAN, Sarah ORMONDE, Marina PRIBAZ, Jane RUSDEN, Lee SHELDEN, Bronwyn SILVER, Greg SOMERVILLE, Stephen TESTER, Wayne VINEY, Diana WISEMAN, John WOLSELEY.
Constantly changing Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles by the following artists will commence 1 July and continue throughout the year.