The Castlemaine Currency project is an investigation into the meaning of local exchange in a hyper-localised economy.
As a collaborative, artistic investigation the project aims to produce a tangible, tactile and tradable currency incorporating local clay, which is then used to trial actual exchanges as well as spark conversation. This blog charts the journey, inviting the project participants to reflect on the project, its intentions and junctions, along the way.
by Jodi Newcombe, 5 June 2021 This afternoon we met for the first time since the Getlost grant was awarded. It was a meeting of the core team – Dale, Ann and myself. A sort of orientation meeting. We met in front of the fire at Dale and my place and for two hours we…
by Jodi Newcombe, 20 July 2020 It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.Henry Ford What if money was created, not by banks in exchange for debt, but by communities in exchange…
We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded country.
We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners, the Jaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung, and celebrate their unbroken connection to the land since colonisation.
Through this project we seek to work in respectful partnership with Jaara people. A local, alternative currency for this place is in service to this country and all life residing here.