The Traditional Arts Fair committee has made the difficult decision to once again reimagine this year’s fair into a series of several smaller events. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 difficulties, we have decided that smaller events that are able to be managed with Covid safe requirements will be more rewarding for all.
We will be bringing you our famous produce in a pop up shop beginning the Cup Day weekend and continuing through until the 21st November.
We will also run an series of exciting workshops in the areas of Traditional arts, culinary arts and horticulture, in as many and varied forms as possible, in the spirit of the Leviny daughters.
Please keep an eye on these event pages where each one will be listed and we do hope you will join us.
In the meantime, you can read below how our fair went in 2019. We hope to bring the full version back in 2022.
Following the success of the 2018 fair, Buda’s annual Traditional Arts Fair is coming to again Castlemaine on Sunday 24th November , showcasing traditional arts, cooking and gardening in as many and varied forms as possible, in the spirit of the Leviny daughters.
Hilda Leviny, the youngest of the Leviny women who lived at 42 Hunter St Castlemaine until she died in 1981, held a fundraising event every year at Buda Historic Home and Garden around this time and in her legacy we’re opening the doors of Buda for this exciting open day.
Patchwork, spinning, weaving, knitting, lacemaking, etching, quiltmaking, emboidery, fishing rods, pickling, metalwork, handmade body products, lacemakers, lithography, etching, and much more! Most stallholders will be continuously demonstrating throughout the day. We also have our demonstration stages. All demonstrations are free once you’ve entered the gate.
In the Gardeners’ Palace.
These session will be an hour long with Art with Heart tutor Andrea McKey
$10 per person per session (14+ years). All materials and tuition supplied
11am – 12pm Copper Earrings
1.30 – 2.30pm Felt Hearts
3 – 4pm Copper Necklaces
Handmade Icecream, Coffee, Buda special gourmet BBQ, Duang’s paella, Devonshire teas and light lunches, beer, music, and children’s activities.
Plus 2019 Artist in Residence Mark Dober demonstrating Plein Air Watercolour painting at the Pavilion.
Book your tour now to get some special insights into the Leviny family’s art and decorative art collections and some fascinating stories of family life. This year we have new specialised tours that have been five months in the making. Don’t miss out.
12pm A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
Ernest Leviny’s story
1pm ART INFLUENCES AND INFLUENCERS
A focus on the Buda Collection
2pm BUDA – A FAMILY HOME
A general tour
This year’s raffle has some beautiful prizes and is well worth the $2 ticket. You can buy ticket’s on the day or at reception prior to the fair. Drawn at 3pm on November 24th.
This year we have a series of hands on workshops available to enhance your experience of the Traditional Arts.
Running before and after the fair with expert tutors, they will be sure to please.
Click on each link for full information and to book-
Native Flora Embroidery with Sharon Greenaway, Monday November 18 @ 9:30am – 12:00pm
Coiled Raffia Baskets with Janet Troy, Monday November 18 @ 2pm – 4:30pm
Happy Day Felt with Andrea McKey, Tuesday November 19 @ 1:30pm -3:30pm
Paper Piecing Quilt Design with Jodi Godfrey, Wednesday November 20 @9:30am – 3:30pm
Kokedama with Kerrie Jennings, Wednesday November 20 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Plein Air Watercolour Painting, Sunday December 1 @ 10:15am – 2:15pm