Arts + Culture

Casterton boasts a fascinating array of art & craft galleries & collections. Any manner of handiwork can be found, including original oil and water-colour paintings, leadlight work, woodcraft, spinning, ceramics, card making, traditional dressmaking, quilting and even good old-fashioned knitting.

The Glenelg Shire Arts Program supports the visit of several touring performances to Casterton each year, offering a variety of shows including opera, music concerts and comedy. A local theatre restaurant regularly runs a variety of colourful musical comedy cabarets and local schools stage unique and special performances.

 

"Casterton 1889" by George Henry Leys Pentland

George Pentland (1871-1951) was a painter and interior decorator in Casterton, operating a business in Henty Street opposite the Post Office. He had a noted ability to paint friezes on walls. One of his valued clients was George Robertson Patterson of "Warrock" homestead where Pentland annually painted white the dozens of paddock gates. In 1889 Pentland painted a "bird's eye view" of Casterton looking north west. This painting now hangs in the Casterton Town Hall and is believed to be the only known painting to exist from his collection showing a view of Casterton. The painting, formerly in the custodianship of the Casterton and District Historical Society, was given to Glenelg Shire Council in 2008. The painting underwent extensive conservation work in 2010.

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Casterton Open Mic

Casterton Open Mic day is on at the Albion Hotel from 2.00pm to 5.00pm on Sunday 14th February.  Everyone welcome.  See https://www.casterton-open-mic.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/castertonopenmic/ for more information.

Australian Kelpie Centre

Casterton's new Australian Kelpie Centre is back open 7 days a week from 9.00am to 5.00pm with plenty of well known local faces and places featuring throughout. Make sure you stop in to get your own selfie with a kelpie!

Australian Kelpie Centre

Casterton's new Australian Kelpie Centre is currently opening with reduced hours.  It still has plenty of well known local faces and places featuring throughout. Make sure you stop in to get your own selfie with a kelpie - the centre is open 7 days a week 10.30am to 4.00pm.

Tourism and Events e-newsletter

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The e-newsletter contains the previous season visitor’s statistics with editorial summary, as well as key articles, links to blogs and embedded video’s highlighting tourism in the Shire.  Past and upcoming events are also highlighted with an editorial and plenty of images, and links for subscribers to list their event on our Glenelg Shire website. 

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