Call for artists

Debra Goldsmith, pictured here with some of her amazing chandeliers, will be among the guest artists for the 2019 Maldon Art Walk.

Once again the main streets of the historic township of Maldon will be turned into a virtual art gallery for the biennial Maldon Art Walk presented by the Maldon Artists Network (MANet) from March 16-31, 2019.
MANet are currently calling for artists to be involved in the Art Walk which is held in conjunction with the Castlemaine State Festival.
The first Art Walk was held in 2013 and has been offered every second year since alternately with the Maldon Portrait Prize.
What makes the 2019 Art Walk different from previous years is that it is for 3D work only this time around with the theme of ‘One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Treasure’ – a message to recycle rather than throw away, with the aim of reducing landfill.
Artists may work to the theme or not, and there is a total prize pool of $3,000 on offer. First Prize is $2,000 and $1,000 for the ‘Best Themed’ entry.
MANet co-convenor, Jenny Merkus said the 2019 judge will be the new director of the Ballarat Art Gallery, Louise Tegart who
has expressed great interest in the Art Walk and was delighted to be asked.
There will also be two guest artists, Debra Goldsmith and Heather Ellyard.
Debra recently showcased her chandelier sculptures made of recycled plastic at the Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo White Night exhibitions.
Heather is a well-known artist who has lived in Maldon for just over four years and has previously been a judge for the Maldon Portrait Prize and an Art Walk participant.
Artists have until February 18 to enter 3D art works in any medium for the 2019 Art Walk. Applications, including a photograph of work entered, can be submitted online through the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre website at:

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.