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.

Open Thursday-Saturday 11-4pm ten months of the year. The gallery is generally closed during January and 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 in the gallery: visitors limited to 4 per room, collection of contact details, use of sanitiser stations.  All rooms and frequently used surfaces in the building are sprayed with disinfectant each evening.

The earlier postponed exhibitions by Margaret Lees and Sue Gilford will continue during December and February.


January: closed – except by appointment – [to arrange appointment, please allow 2 days notice] email: falknergallery@tpg.com.au

Re-opening Thursday 4 February. Hours: Thurs – Sat 11-5pm