9 X 5 NOW Exhibition: ART150

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.

From Melbourne’s 9 X 5 Exhibition … the time is NOW

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
Southbank VIC 3006

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
12pm – 5pm
T: +61 3 9035 9400


Wheelchair accessible – Admission is free

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