Dispersed across an old police lock-up, historical cottage, and abandoned car dealership, Periscope is part contemporary arts exhibition and part exploration of Castlemaine's historic buildings. Curator Deborah Ratliff gave Time Out her not-to-miss picks from the biennial.
Jessica Ledwich's The Promise is an installation that explores our most elemental fears and hopes when faced with the prospect of our own passing. Hunt & Lobb Building, 78 Forest Street
Tanya Schultz creates installations in coloured sugar and glitter. Drawing reference from Japanese video games, mythologies of paradise, and folk tales of promise, Tanya’s work collapses the boundaries between adulthood and childhood. Hunt & Lobb Building, 78 Forest Street
Rhett D’Costa’sTRADE consists of seven ‘islands’ of spice - pepper, clove, tumeric, cardamon, chilli, nutmeg and ginger - which are essential to the Indian cuisine that Rhett’s mum will be also be cooking up and serving to lucky festival goers. Hunt & Lobb Building, 78 Forest Street
Tara Gilbee is collaborating with sound artist Jacques Soddell and visual artist Kent Wilson to create a metaphorical laboratory in the tiny rooms of an historical miner’s cottage. Audiences will experience a series of installations that explore the esoteric aspects of alechmy. Tute’s Cottage, 29 Greenhill Avenue
For his new work Freedom/Cell, Clayton Tremlett has been busy researching a former blue stone police cell and its previous occupants. Visitors into the cells will be restricted to one person at a time. Old Police Lock-up, 38 Hargraves Street