• Upstairs22 Gallery

    Upstairs 22 Gallery


    22 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine 3450


    Open: Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 10 - 4pm for exhibition visits

    (Entrance though Junk Yard Mama)

    Not staffed by Gallery Team.

    Contact Sorrel for sales enquiries and any other info on: 0456462710


    Open: Saturday and Sunday 11 - 5pm (Through Gallery Door)

    Staffed by Gallery Team


  • Next Exhibition - Nourishing Encounters

    Opening Night: Friday the 18th of October 6 - 9 pm


    Artists: Minyu XU, Cathleen Gay, Azukawa, Sherree Gallagher and Harry Zable


    Dates : 19/10/2019 - 15/11/2019

  • Rise and Shine

    Minyu XU

    Main Gallery: <<O>> Mushin

    “These ink drawings are my impressions of living on the bush land of Mt. Alexander Shire. I love the change of smell, light and color through the seasons, and to translate them into my own creation through contemplation. My works depict the harmony of nature, the communions of all living and non-living, of the oneness and the wholeness of the world of nature. I invite the audience to walk through each of them, with a quiet heart, to hear the songs of these communions, to experience peace and love, and the eternal silence…”


    You can contact Minyu Directly by clicking on the email button below.

    Don't Stop Dreaming

    Junko Azukawa

    Main Gallery: <<O>> Mushin

    "Japanese ink art is an art of minimalism, a reflection of the moment. I create the ink for my expression through the steady repetitive rubbing of an ink stick on the ink stone and the grinding continues until everything of myself is ready for painting. The brush marks created in this moment are simply free and alive. Through my lifelong study of traditional calligraphy and ink painting, I have found peace and appreciation deep within and love sharing with my audience the intimate relationship between mother nature and human nature through my brush."


    Click on the website link below to find out more about Junko.


    Cathleen Gay

    Main Gallery: <<O>> Mushin


    "With imaginary, I let people play with their own imagination.

    I love to work with inks. It is ethereal and magic at the same time, always contributing to an element of surprise or something that cannot be fully controlled.

    Inks allow me to freely express emotions and sensations lived at a precise moment."


    Find out more about Cathleen's work by clicking on the website link below

    Harry Zable

    Gallery Hall: From a Distance

    "Throughout my life I have been an avid traveller. Initially, I chose as subjects for my paintings scenes from my travels outside Australia, drawing on my cosmopolitan European heritage, as expressed in the built environment of cities, towns and villages. Subsequently in Australia I have focused more on the landscapes of my home. The paintings reflect some of the cultural spiritual and experiential influences that have shaped my life. The journey continues."


    You can contact Harry by clicking on the email link below.

    Sherree Gallagher

    Gallery Bar: Jewels in the Wilderness

    "There are jewels of knowledge and wisdom everywhere out there, in here, inside us and in others. Sometimes when I search really hard for them in the murkiness they elude me. But in the quiet, the calm, when I step back and observe, when I stop the search and let go, the hints and clues are abundant. They rise up out of the wilderness, offering nourishment, peace and way to be in the present."


    You can find out more about Sherree, by clicking on the website link below.


  • Future, Current & Past Exhibitions

    What’s happening on the floor above!

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    Upstairs 22 Presents, 'Nourishing Encounters'. Come along to our opening event on the 18th of...
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    Death in the Title Exhibition Runs 06/07/2019 - 02/08/2019 Hello Readers, We look forward...
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  • About


    In the heart of Castlemaine, you’ll find Upstairs 22 Gallery - a contemporary art gallery situated in a historical building.


    We are an open, approachable and friendly team who are excited about showcasing a diverse range of emerging and established artists in this fantastic space.


    Our vision is to create a fun, supportive space for artists to thrive and visitors to be engaged!


    See our services for more information.


  • Meet the Team

    One of the team below will be around to ask questions / take sales over weekends, any other time please make an appointment.

    Sorrel Bifield

    Programs director

    Start here! Contact Sorrel to discuss ideas, look at spaces and any other query regarding the gallery spaces.

    ph: 0456 462 710

    Sherree Gallagher

    Communications Director

    Sherree deals with all the details and follow ups. She gathers all the necessary information about the artist, art & anything else we need to know to make a great show.

    ph: 0428 323 198

    Belinda Nailon

    Promotions Director

    Belinda is behind the website, social media and any other promo material.

    ph: 0400 171 369

  • Artist Testimonial

    "Working alongside the team at Upstairs 22 Gallery was an absolute delight from the very beginning. Belinda, Sherree and Michael were professional and easy to work alongside and the resulting show was a success beyond my expectations." Justine Hutchison

    Artist Testimonial

    "I was very well looked after throughout the entire exhibition. I didn't need to concern myself with anything else apart from creating and providing the gallery and the team with artworks to be exhibited. The space was affordable, and I love the energy that follows through. It has been one of my most pleasant exhibiting experience working with the team."



    Artist Testimonial

    "The team at Upstairs22gallery were amazing. As an emerging artist with very little experience displaying my paintings in galleries they made me feel confident & a bit special. They were very easy to talk to & I trusted them to display my work on their walls & I have to say they looked amazing under the lights & I think helped sell a few too. A great experience overall & I hope one day to show case more paintings there in the future."

    Yvette Thomas

    Artist Testimonial

    "Upstairs 22 are friendly and enthusiastic in their approach whilst being professional and supportive in a space that offers many different possibilities."

    David Waters

  • Our gallery team organise everything for a successful 4 week exhibition.


    Our exhibitions are hire based + 25% commission on sales. Our services are very convenient and an exciting opportunity, providing new possibilities for artists who are looking to broaden their artistic career and exhibition background.


    Total cost of service depends on exhibition space hired and ranges from $200 - $1000 per exhibition.


    We are open to group exhibitions, guest curation and other ideas.


    Contact: Sorrel Bifield on 0456 462 710


    Exhibition service includes:

    Opening reception

    Complementary drinks and nibbles

    Help with installation and setup

    Help with installation and setup


    Artists strong presence on website and social media sites

    Email invitation to our mailing list


    Invigilation / Sales / labels

    Gallery is staffed by our dedicated team. We print the labels and deal with sales



  • Gallery Spaces

    Main Gallery


    05/07/2019 - 02/08/2019: Booked

    09/08/2019 - 06/09/2019: Booked

    14/09/2019 - 11/10/2019: Available (Open heArt, Open Mind)

    18/10/2019 - 15/11/2019: Booked

    22/11/2019 - 13/12/2019: Booked



    The Gallery Bar


    05/07/2019 - 02/08/2019: Booked

    09/08/2019 - 06/09/2019: Booked

    14/09/2019 - 11/10/2019: Available (Open heArt, Open Mind)

    18/10/2019 - 15/11/2019: Booked

    22/11/2019 - 13/12/2019: Under Application

    The Gallery Hall


    05/07/2019 - 02/08/2019: Booked

    09/08/2019 - 06/09/2019: Booked

    14/09/2019 - 11/10/2019: Booked (Open heArt, Open Mind)

    18/10/2019 - 15/11/2019: Booked

    22/11/2019 - 13/12/2019: Available

    The Gallery Staircase


    05/07/2019 - 02/08/2019: Booked

    09/08/2019 - 06/09/2019: Booked

    14/09/2019 - 11/10/2019: Booked (Open heArt, Open Mind)

    18/10/2019 - 15/11/2019: Available

    22/11/2019 - 13/12/2019: Available

  • How It Works


    Apply for exhibition

    Check availability.

    Once approved, book and confirm exhibition with payment


    Drop off your work

    Deliver work to our address on specified dates



    Our gallery team installs / or helps with installation  



    We promote your gallery show through our website and mailing list



    We organise and staff private view



    We handle sales

    and delivery of work to buyers


    25% commission

    (card transactions fees absorbed by gallery)


    Return of art work

    You pick up and organise return of work

  • How to Apply

    Application Process

    Email 5-10 images of work, bio and exhibition history to upstairs22gallery@gmail.com


    Terms and conditions

    • While the greatest care is taken to ensure artwork safety, Upstairs 22 Gallery takes no responsibility for damages/theft that may occur to artwork.
    • Artists should insure their own work 
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