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9x5 Art Auction

Friday, 05 August 2016

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Each year ECU South West host the ECU and Art Partners 9x5" Art Auction. This is a collaboration that involves community support from regional artists, students, staff and Art Partners.

Art Partners match proteges (people with disability) with mentors and together they participate in mainstream art classes and activities. Workshops were held on campus with renowned local artist Helen Seiver in June and July to build skills for artists in the community.

The 9 by 5 legacy began in 1889 when several artists of the Heidelberg School held a 9 by 5 Impressionist Exhibition in the Melbourne Town Hall. Most of the 183 works included in the exhibition were painted on 9 by 5 inch (23x13cms) cigar-box panels scrounged from the local tobacconists.

The 2015 Auction was a huge success with almost 100 artworks auctioned in 91 lots, raising $4,500. This money was used for resources to support Art Partners to develop their program.

The auction is a guaranteed day of fun for anyone creative and non-creative with all of the bidding wars drama, action and more! This year’s event will run in conjunction with the ECU South West Open Day, 28th August at 2.30pm in Building/Room 6.101.

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