….. 22 years and 181 solo/group exhibitions later…

                                              It’s Time!

Yes, the time has come for me to retire! 

                           Falkner Gallery is on the market

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Belle Property

I have been most fortunate these past 22 years, meeting and liaising with some fantastically talented artists and some astute and appreciative clients. Many have become close friends. I am most appreciative of everyone’s support since leaving teaching in Berwick and my home in Olinda in 2001. 

It is time now for someone with enthusiasm, energy and a willingness to take Falkner Gallery ‘onwards and upwards’.

The business: including stock at value, some furniture and fittings, a 900+ mail-list, Consignment artists’ and Suppliers’ lists and Goodwill. 

The property: 1.5 hours from Melbourne in Castlemaine’s CBD, consisting of an 1860’s two-storey heritage building with 6 display rooms and approx. 395sm land. 

There are numerous possibilities for the next owner:

  • an ongoing art gallery and gift shop or other retail outlet
  • an artist’s or framer’s workshop with retail exposure 
  • a CBD office close to the Railway Station, Post Office, cafes and shops
  • a restaurant/cafe as it has been three times in its history 
  • renovated to become a town residence or accomodation venue with a 1000+sm, north-facing garden
  • other………?

Meanwhile, I invite you to view the continuing Spring Group show and the Retirement Sale of gallery stock.

Hours: Thursday – Saturday 11-5


Continuing Spring Exhibition: Constantly changing Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles by various artists continue throughout the year.

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

The 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.

Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Ceramics by:
Marian Blank, Damian Callanan, Adam Cox, Julie Coyle, Margaret Cromb, Trudi Harley, Margaret Lees, George Lianos, Paula Martin, Mark Mason, Liz Mc Lennan, Jane Rusden, Lee Shelden, Cliff Simcox, Asahi So, Greg Somerville

Hours: Thur – Sat 11am – 5pm