Express yourself

In 50cm or less

June 30 - July 22 2018

This exhibition was an open call out for artists 30 and under with artwork that were less than 50x50cm in size. 13 artists submitted 45 artworks, all in with the chance of winning a range of prizes including vouchers from Dodgy Paper, a family membership to the Cameo Cinemas, Deans Art gift cards and inclusion in the final Growing Pains Initiative exhibition of the year, "Your Favs".

Our Winning Artists

Selected by judges Stephanie Sacco, JD Mittmann and Jeremy Swan, our winning artists are-
Amy Daeche for "Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo"
Emma Koumourou for "Lost in Reveries"
Sabrina Fraser for "Gulf"
and an Honourable Mention to Tara Denny for "Metamorphis"

Scroll to the bottom for images from the opening event.

Exhibiting Artists

Important Dates

Submissions due: June 20

Exhibition Dates: June 30 - July 22

Artwork drop-off: June 24 or 25

Opening and prizes awarded: June 30 1-3pm

People’s choice awarded: July 23

Unsold artwork collection: July 22 or 23

Entry Fees

First Artwork $10
Artworks 2-5 $5 each (maximum cost $30)

Growing Pains Initiative will take a 10% commission on artwork sales.

Our Sponsors

Growing Pains Initiative wouldn't have been able to put on this exhibition and offer prizes without the generous support of the following businesses-


There is enough paper on Planet Earth already.
We make fresh pulp from old scraps, offcuts, books, magazines, junk and waste paper.

Dodgy Paper : Recycled Artist made Paper.



Belgrave’s Cameo Cinemas, is an entertainment icon of the Dandenong Ranges, featuring five stylish cinemas and an outdoor cinema, showing a mix of new arthouse films, quality blockbusters for adults and children, and world cinema classics.