9 X 5 NOW Exhibition: ART150
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
Victorian College of the Arts
40 Dodds Street Southbank VIC 3006
Opening June 15th. Artists Preview on Thursday 5.00 – 6.00pm followed by public opening from 6.00 – 8.00pm.
More than 300 contemporary visual artists have contributed original artworks for the upcoming 9 X 5 NOW exhibition at the Victorian College of the Arts.
The ‘9 X 5’ title references the original exhibition of Impressionist works held at the Buxton Galleries in 1889 which included the work of key Australian Impressionist artists – Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin and Charles Condor, all graduates from the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, the founding institution of the Victorian College of the Arts. The artworks were painted on cigar box lids and the title of the exhibition is derived from the dimensions of those works (nine inches by five inches).
The exhibition program also includes artist talks, tours, and a one-day symposium.
9 X 5 NOW is one of the highlights of ART150, a year-long program of events, interviews and expert commentary to celebrate 150 years of art in Melbourne at the VCA and its predecessor institutions – a lineage that began with the establishment of the National Gallery of Victoria Art School in 1867
The pricing of works from the 9 X 5 collection begins at $500, with funds raised going towards the establishment of the ART150 scholarship. Eftpos and credit card facilities will be available on site, for the convenience of those wishing to make a purchase.
Curator: Dr Elizabeth Gower
Gallery Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm