9 X 5 NOW, at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 16–25 June, showcases generations of practicing artists who have studied or taught at the National Gallery School or VCA Art. The most experienced artist represented attended the National Gallery School in the 1940s, and the youngest completed studies at the Victorian College of the Arts just one year ago.
The exhibition title and concept references the famous 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition held at the Buxton Rooms, Swanston Street Melbourne in 1889. All seven artists in that exhibition, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin, Charles Conder, C. Douglas Richardson, R.E. Falls and Herbert Daly, were National Gallery School alumni. McCubbin was also a staff member and Louis Abrahams, also a former student, supplied the 9 x 5 inch cedar cigar box lids on which the works were painted.
|Date:||16/Jun/2017 to 25/Jun/2017|
|Curated by:||Elizabeth Gower|
|At:||Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne|
|List of Works:||
by Gail Hastings
Background: material space
Proceeds raised through the ‘9×5’ exhibition will go towards establishing the VCA ART150 Scholarship
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
Director: David Sequeira
40 Dodds Street
Wheelchair accessible – Admission is free