Newstead Open Studios

visit a creative community


Visit Newstead Open Studios art trail 2023 over three weekends: 25-26 March, 1-2 & 8-9 April, 11am-5pm.

Newstead Open Studios art trail is a locally-inspired and crafted event, held annually since 2015 and based in and around Newstead, in the heart of Victoria’s goldfields region. Each year we open our studios to you, our visitors. There will be lots of beautiful and diverse art for sale at each of the studios, you might even make a purchase or two.

Join us in 2023 as part of Castlemaine State Festival.

  • Download our Pocket Guide: You can download our Newstead Open Studios art trail guide here. Copies of our Pocket Guide will be in every studio – and at Newstead Open Studios Headquarters at 12 Lyons Street Newstead.
  • Share our poster – at home, work, school or your local shop or share it with friends
  • Check out our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram
  • More about Newstead? Visit the Newstead Facebook page

Visiting a studio is special: come inside, look around, and ask questions and we’ll happily share a story or two about what we make and why. It’s a feast for the senses.

Newstead is just a quick trip west of Castlemaine. Stop for a coffee or a meal at Dig Cafe our local cafe, or our well-stocked Local IGA Grocer for a coffee and pie, have a drink at our ‘local’ The Crown, or visit local wineries a few minutes drive north – Welshmans Reef or Panacea Estate. Don’t forget to visit the Newstead Arts Hub while you are in town to see the inaugural ‘It’s a Small World’ Sculpture Prize – open 10am-4pm weekends from Sat 18 March to Sun 9 April. 

Thanks to Mount Alexander Shire

Newstead Open Studios is grateful for support by the Mount Alexander Shire Council Events Grants Program in 2022.

Thanks to all our wonderful sponsors

Our artists live and work on Dja Dja Wurrung country. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the traditional custodians of this land and to their Elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to any First Nations people visiting our studios.