Small art’s long legacy

City of Greater Dandenong staff Lilian Lee and Hanann Al Daqqa create their 9x5 works. 199389_03 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS


Entries are still open for City of Dandenong’s annual miniature art competition 9 x 5.

Each submitted work is confined to a 9-inch by 5-inch panel, a nod to a uniform exhibition of artworks by famous Australian artists in 1889.

In that original show held in Melbourne, Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin produced artwork on 9-inch by 5-inch cigar box lids.

The City of Greater Dandenong’s event is nationally recognised for celebrating diversity in the arts community.

The art boards can be bought online at

Entries are open until Wednesday 27 November.

The 9 x 5 exhibition will be at Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre from December 5-21.

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