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Walker St Gallery Competitions

Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre now 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 inaugural the Home and Art exhibition and prize is for artists from an asylum seeker and refugee background.

For further information on these competitions contact Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre on 9706 8441 or email


Home and Art - exhibition and prize

Home and Art has been developed to provide an opportunity for asylum seeker and refugee artists to represent the dreams, memories and aspirations that make up the refugee experience.

It proposes to present works by refugee artists in order to celebrate the important contribution that refugees are making to the cultural and social fabric of Victoria and beyond.

There are two cash prizes available for the winning artists, as selected by an independent judge. One cash prize for an artist who lives in Australia, and one for an artist living in the City of Greater Dandenong will be made.

A further prize is available, offering an Artist in Residency studio space in Dandenong for three months.

Download application form (PDF - 967KB) for more information.

Key exhibition dates

  • Applications close: Monday 31 March 2016
  • Successful artists notified: Friday 8 April 2016
  • Delivery of artworks: On or before Monday 13 June 2016
  • Opening event: Thursday 7 July 2016, 6.30pm 

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