9 x 5 Live Artwork Auction 2016

Date:  Sunday, August 28

Time:  from 2:30 p.m.

Place:  Building/Room 6.101, Edith Cowan University, Bunbury Campus

Admission request: Gold coin donation

Edith Cowan University (ECU), Bunbury Campus, will be the location of a live auction of 9 x 5 inch artworks to benefit Art Partners. This exciting community project has been gaining momentum over the past number of months.

Fabulous Variety

A total of 62 pieces are on exhibition at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries (BRAG) until August 14. The 9 x 5 inch artworks have been created by artists from across the region including students from ECU.

Impressive History

The 9 x 5 legacy began in 1889 when several artists of the Heidelberg School held a 9 x 5 Impressionist Exhibition in the Melbourne Town Hall. Most of the 183 works included in the exhibition were painted on 9 x 5 inch cigar-box lids sourced from local tobacconists.

Auction Details

The live auction will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 28 in Building/Room 6.101 on the ECU campus. Images of the artworks will be projected on a screen prior to (and during) the auction.  Organisers will be requesting a gold coin donation in exchange for an auction paddle.

Part of a Larger Event

The live auction is taking place on University Open Day which will be a great chance to check out the campus and visit the art studio (building 9).

Art Partners to Benefit

Proceeds from the live auction will benefit Bunbury’s Art Partners, an inclusive program that encourages people of all abilities to participate in community art classes and activities.  Both participants and mentors have contributed artworks for exhibition and live auction.

For More…

For information on the live auction, please contact Donna Mazza at 9780 7742, Mike Bandurski at 9780 7736 or Art Partners.

For information on University Open Day, visit the ECU website right here.

Thanks to Rob Cox of oxy images for photographs featured on this page.