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Thank YOU ALL so, so much for coming to CFF 2021 REACTIVATE!!


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As another amazing Fringe Festival concludes, we take time to uncover just a little of the history that makes Castlemaine’s Fringe Festival so special in a feature article and interview by David Littlewood below….

And, if you have a Fringe story you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you. And photos, or video too!! Watch this space as we add more footage from this most fabulous Fringe yet (well we think so!) REACTIVATE!!


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Fringe Festival Reflections

Inquiring after the history of the Castlemaine Fringe Festival is something of a daisy chain experience, as person after person passes on credit to another – the resulting experience, rather than being confusing, provides an important insight into the collaborative soul of the event. Scott...


Rolling, rolling, rolling – it’s roller disco mania!

One of the standout events of this final week of the Castlemaine Fringe Festival will undoubtedly be tomorrow night’s Roller Mania Roller Disco. Believed to be the first of its kind held in Castlemaine in the modern era, those attending will experience some of Central...


A giant Scrabble battle for the ages!

Tomorrow may be the first of April, but Camilo Demarco is clearly not joking as he previews an event for the ages, taking place tomorrow evening: a giant Scrabble battle. And, when he uses the word “giant”, again he’s not mucking about, as he describes...


The Castlemaine Fringe Festival marks its halfway point this Saturday with eight hours of unrestrained joy as the ‘Castlemaine Reactivate the Night’ street party takes place across four stages in Castlemaine’s town centre.

The family-friendly night kicks off at 4.00pm with a Teddy Bears Picnic in Victory Park. Things escalate from there with performances by Park Lunch and the Thompson’s Foundry (Brass) Band.

As evening sets in, those attending the Saturday 27 March street party will be entertained by music, street performers, buskers, dancers, and projections up on the town’s historic Market Building.

And, like any great party, live music will be central to the night. Headline performers include Louise Terra, who recently joined us all here in Castlemaine, The Omega Point, Sons of the Blues, Lady Fun Times and Hayley Hoop Dog.

Later on, Victory Park will be buzzing with electronic beats on the Kamp Kraken K-Sub – a roving art car sound system, with DJ extraordinaire Jen Moore.

Article in the Midland Express 23.04.2021


  • Apologies from Michael Wolfe from #1 @WePushButtons has been super busy with his own traveling exhibition AND Open Studio
  • Best wishes and get well to Ben Laycock of #4 @Stonemans Bookshop who unfortunately has had to have a hospital stay!
  • #4 window is now featuring the wonderful photography of Troy Bunjil Bailey!!
  • Best wishes and get well to Aunty Julie of Murnong Mummas/Nalderun Education Aboriginal Corporation who were going to install at window #14 @Maine Second Hand Centre
  • #14 features in the opposite window to Taron and Calan Stanley, the fab photographic installation by Ben Blacket ‘Nothing New’

Picturing real change – OrphFund silent auction

Love photography? Love art with meaning? Feel like extending your Fringe experience into 90 minutes that will create change for children and young people across the globe? Then we’ll be looking forward to warmly welcoming you to a very special Fringe gathering this Sunday at...

We’re All Pretty….(Different) EXHIBITION

Four artists from the Castlemaine area converge, driven by a sense of connection, we commit to a group show. Tobias Richardson Denis Chapman Lauren Johnston & Stevan Lukic The strange and challenging subject matter doesn’t get a guernsey here; it is a prerequisite. Instead, it…