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Cultural Threads 2016

Cultural Threads 2016

Information for Artists

The City of Greater Dandenong recognises the significant importance of investing in the arts and cultural heritage and the wide-ranging benefits that such an investment delivers across the community. It has affirmed its commitment through its Arts and Cultural Heritage Strategy.

Council supports arts and cultural heritage both directly and in partnership with artists, as well as arts organisations, education institutions, state and federal governments, other agencies, community groups, historical and heritage organisations and local residents.

Council is proud to provide a number of opportunities to local artists, both emerging and experienced.

The Hive Creative Network

The Hive Creative Network is the place to go to for all things creative in Greater Dandenong. If you are an artist or creative individual, group or organisation living or working in Melbourne’s south east then The Hive is for you. Be a part of an engaging and collaborative community.

More information on The Hive Creative Network.


Annual competitions at Walker Street Gallery

Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre stages three major open for submission exhibitions each year.

  • In March each year, the She exhibition celebrates the diversity and strength of visual art made by Australian female artists.
  • The 9 by 5 exhibition held in December each year commemorates the original 1989 exhibition held at Buxton’s of Swanston Street and is open to artists of all levels.
  • The Home and Art exhibition and prize is for artists from an asylum seeker and refugee background.

More information on Walker Street Gallery competitions

Short Cuts Film Festival

Short Cuts Film Festival had it's first year in Greater Dandenong in 2016 It celebrated and supported the development of the dynamic local film industry by presenting films from an array of artists.

The festival provides a platform for local community members, emerging artists, and accomplished industry professionals to showcase their talent and share their stories.

More information on Short Cuts Film Festival

Artist in Residence

Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens offers artists an opportunity to partake in their residency program, providing free studio space to create, develop or continue a body of work. The program contributes to the rich cultural diversity within the City of Greater Dandenong by connecting with the local community through art.

The selected artists use free studio space onsite to create, develop or continue a body of work. 

2017 artist call out

The City of Greater Dandenong is calling on artists wishing to take part in the Artist in Residence program at Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens in 2017.

More information on Artist in Residence program

Gallery hire

Both the Walker Street Gallery and Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens offer an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work in a unique settings

For further information please email David O’Halloran, Visual Arts Coordinator

2017 artist call out

The City of Greater Dandenong is calling on artists wishing to exhibit at either Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens or at Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre in 2017.

More information on artist call out