Yes, Newstead Open Studios will be open on 20-21 & 27-28 March 2021 – 10am to 5pm. Hurrah!
After nearly a year of COVID closures, we are delighted to open our doors and invite you into our studios again. We’ll have a COVID-safe plan in place to look after us all.
Twenty one artists in thirteen studios/ venues around Newstead: a record! So lots to see and enjoy as you visit our studios.
As always we have a great map and guide to help you navigate your way around. Download your copy, or pick up a guide at local venues in Newstead, the Visitor Information Centre in Castlemaine and surrounding towns. Each studio will have copies, as will Sarah Koschak Ceramics right in the centre of Newstead (6a Panmure Street) and the Newstead Arts Hub at the old railway station.
Visit 6 studios or more to go into the draw to win a selection of unique handmade pieces from Newstead Open Studio artists. Pick up your entry card at the first studio you visit.
And while you are in and around Newstead, do enjoy a coffee, lunch or a snack at one of our two cafes – DIG Cafe and New Boots Cafe, shop for some homewares at the Mud Room Store or foster your creativity at Art Supplies Castlemaine, or perhaps its a delicious drop from Welshmans Reef Winery.