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9 by 5 Artist Callout

9 by 5 Artist Callout

01 October 2020

Greater Dandenong artists are invited to share their creativity and be part of Council’s iconic 9 by 5 Exhibition.

The annual Walker Street Gallery and Art Centre exhibition has become a nationally recognised event that celebrates diversity within the arts community. It also proves small things can have a big impact.

Artists from around Australia present their creativity on panels measuring nine inches by five inches in a wide variety of styles. The exhibition commemorates the original 9 by 5 Exhibition held in Melbourne in 1889 featuring the work of Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin who painted on cigar box lids.

Now in its 15th year this exhibition is calling for entries.

Artists looking for some inspiration can join a 9 by 5 virtual crafternoon session with printmaker, illustrator, graphic designer and regular 9 by 5 exhibitor Helen Timbury, on Thursday 15 October. Visit for more information.

Art packs have also been mailed to local aged care facilities to encourage residents to explore creative pursuits and make their own entries.

Visit to find out how to get your art board and submit your work.

Work needs to be submitted by post by Friday 20 November.

Image: Marie-Therese Wisniowski, Rainforest Beauty, 2019, Hand printed, hand painted and silkscreened, nine inches by five inches, The 9 by 5 Exhibition.

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