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Art sparks joy for elderly in lockdown: 9 by 5 Exhibition at Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong

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Photo- Greater Dandenong Council

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 4 January 2021: Residents from five aged care facilities channeled their inner artist during the lockdown, with art packs gifted to the centers as part of the City of Greater Dandenong’s 9 by 5 Exhibition.

Mayor Angela Long said the packs included videos of art workshops and nine by five-inch boards for residents to create their own artwork.

“We were thrilled to be able to bring our exhibition to residents in aged care. Feedback received from the services indicated the gesture put a bit of a spark in the lives of residents who hadn’t been able to go out and have visitors,” Cr Long said.

The Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre’s 9 by 5 Exhibition has become a nationally recognized art event. With over 270 artworks being displayed on the gallery wall, this open-entry exhibition celebrates diversity within the arts community.

Artists from around Australia present their creativity on nine by five-inch panels in a wide variety of styles. This long-standing exhibition, celebrating its 15th year, commemorates the original 9 by 5 Exhibition held in Melbourne in 1889 which featured Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, Arthur Streeton, and Frederick McCubbin, where artists produced uniform artwork on nine by five-inch cigar box lids.

Artwork created by the aged care residents in 2020 is on display, with the public now able to attend the gallery following the easing of restrictions.

“What is so special about this exhibition is that many people who just like to make art but wouldn’t necessarily call themselves artists can participate. We have young kids and people who have never exhibited work in a gallery who participate. We are proud to share these innovative works with you and excited to welcome you back to the Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre,” Cr Long said.

Attendees will be able to vote for their favourite piece as part of the People’s Choice Award, providing the winners with an art pack and free ticket to an Arts in Greater Dandenong workshop of their choice in 2021.

The 9 by 5 Exhibition will be on display until Saturday 23 January 2021. Opening hours are Tuesdays to Fridays, 12pm to 3pm and all COVID-safe practices apply.

All exhibited works will be available for sale to support artists.

Residents from five aged care facilities channelled their inner artist during lockdown, with art packs gifted to the centres as part of the City of Greater Dandenong’s 9 by 5 Exhibition.

Mayor Angela Long said the packs included videos of art workshops and nine by five-inch boards for residents to create their own artwork.

“We were thrilled to be able to bring our exhibition to residents in aged care. Feedback received from the services indicated the gesture put a bit of a spark in the lives of residents who hadn’t been able to go out and have visitors,” Cr Long said.

The Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre’s 9 by 5 Exhibition has become a nationally recognised art event. With over 270 artworks being displayed on the gallery wall, this open-entry exhibition celebrates diversity within the arts community.

Artists from around Australia present their creativity on nine by five-inch panels in a wide variety of styles. This long-standing exhibition, celebrating its 15th year, commemorates the original 9 by 5 Exhibition held in Melbourne in 1889 which featured Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin, where artists produced uniform artwork on nine by five-inch cigar box lids.

Artwork created by the aged care residents in 2020 is on display, with the public now able to attend the gallery following the easing of restrictions.

“What is so special about this exhibition is that many people who just like to make art but wouldn’t necessarily call themselves artists can participate. We have young kids and people who have never exhibited a work in a gallery who participate. We are proud to share these innovative works with you and excited to welcome you back to the Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre,” Cr Long said.

Attendees will be able to vote for their favourite piece as part of the People’s Choice Award, providing the winners with an art pack and free ticket to an Arts in Greater Dandenong workshop of their choice in 2021.

The 9 by 5 Exhibition will be on display until Saturday 23 January 2021. Opening hours are Tuesdays to Fridays, 12pm to 3pm and all COVID-safe practices apply.

All exhibited works will be available for sale to support artists.

Art transforms popular street in Noble Park

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Photo: Greater Dandenong Council

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 25 March 2020: A new artwork is helping to transform the Noble Park streetscape. 
 
The work by established mural artist Hayden Dewar was commissioned by Greater
Dandenong Council and pays homage to the growth and development of the local
community. 

Dewar’s work is inspired by the changing population that has called the suburb home
over the years.

The artwork depicts the strength and spirit of the community through its sprawling
tree roots of a mighty river red gum- a tree synonymous with the local area. 

The artwork entitled Roots is located on the corner of Ian Street and Mons Parade in
Noble Park.

The area is frequented by hundreds of pedestrians making their way from Ian Street
to the new train station. 

The Transformed program first began in the City of Greater Dandenong in 2006.
Since then more than 30 temporary art installations have helped transform public
spaces in Greater Dandenong’s activity centers. 
 
Greater Dandenong Mayor Councillor Jim Memeti said Transformed was a fantastic
program that brought art to the people.

“These temporary artworks in our activity centers assist us in creating friendly
pedestrian environments and add color and vibrancy to our streetscapes,” Mayor
Memeti said.