Portrait image of Castlemaine photographer Isaebella Doherty
creatives | castlemaine

Role Model

Castlemaine imagemaker Isaebella Doherty steps out from behind the camera and onto the screen for her Calder Western interview

Portrait image of Glenlyon artist Jason Waterhouse
creatives | glenlyon

Mr Metaphysical

Glenlyon artist Jason Waterhouse bends and warps the reality we take for granted, taking us out of our comfort zone and into a world of endless possibilities

Portrait image of Tylden artist Carmel Seymour
creatives | castlemaine

Living The Fairy Tale

Castlemaine photographer and artist Lorena Carrington takes our hand and leads us through her fantastical worlds of brave women and fairy tale lore

Portrait image of Tylden artist Carmel Seymour
creatives | tylden

Watercolour Worlds

Visionary Tylden artist Carmel Seymour talks to Calder Western about her intricate worlds of beguiling natural beauty, pagan mysteries and magic

Portrait image of Castlemaine artist Cameron Robbins
creatives | castlemaine


The ingenious Cameron Robbins creates awe-inspiring kinetic devices that transform the forces of nature into beautiful and highly dynamic works of art

Portrait image of Edmund Schaerf and Elna Schaerf-Trauner, owners of Das Kaffeehaus, Castlemaine
food | castlemaine


Edmund Schaerf and Elna Schaerf-Trauner take us behind the scenes of their stunning Das Kaffeehaus restaurant in Castlemaine and artisinal coffee brand Coffee Basics

Portait of artist Rose Wilson at her studio in Trentham
creatives | trentham

Prize Figher

We enter the idyllic world of artist Rose Wilson and talk to her about her childhood, travels, art and her Little Gallery cooperative in Trentham

Portait of Rhonda and Steph, owners of The Green Store, Trentham
retail therapy | trentham

The Dream Store

Rhonda, Kasie and Steph curate and create products that help us and the planet. Now, more than ever, we all need to shop a little more at places like The Green Store

Portrait image of Luke Jacques, co-founder of Animus Distillery
drink | kyneton


Award-winning distillery Animus produces some of the best gin on the planet. Luke Jacques talks us through the company's no compromise ethos and innovative nature

Portrait image of Christiana Jackson at her Mimosa Botanical studio in Castlemaine
retail therapy | castlemaine


Put Christiana Jackson in front of essential oils and she will create the sweet smell of success. We talk to Christiana about her burgeoning brand Mimosa Botanicals

Portrait image of Mark James, owner of Donkey restaurant in Kyneton
food | kyneton

Larger Than Life

The warmth and charm of Mark James and his eatery, Donkey in Kyneton, are drawing in gastronomes from far and wide. We talk to the man and discover his secret

Portait of Ange Rosemann, owner of Tribe giftware store in Castlemaine
retail therapy | castlemaine

Tribe Leader

We talk to the inspirational Ange Rosemann about her beautiful store Tribe in Castlemaine, a place where the creative spirit, craftsmanship and nature merge

Portait of Magali Gentric at her gallery and retail outlet Stockroom Kyneton
galleries | kyneton

mise en scène

Magali Gentric sets the scene on her seminal arts and retail space Stockroom Kyneton, a dynamic force within the arts culture of central Victoria

Portait of Genevieve Wearne at her store, Flop House in Kyneton
accommodation | retail therapy | kyneton

Escape Artist

Genevieve Wearne's Flop House enterprise sells beautiful homewares and offers gorgeous spaces where adventurers escaping to the region can relax and unwind

Portait of Kali Yaziji outside her store, We Of The Wild in Trentham
creatives | retail therapy | trentham


Kali Yaziji, jeweller and healer, talks about her new talismanic designs, nature, healing and her beautiful store, We Of The Wild, located in picturesque Trentham