Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery – Next Members evening

Our next Friends’ Night takes place on Friday 2nd May between 5-7 pm.

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Ken Mihara

New acquisitions for the ANU Collection

Ken Mihara: Kei (Mindscape) #5 2013, multi-fired stoneware. At last count, the Japanese master potter Ken Mihara has obtained 24 prizes and awards for excellence since 1985.


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Discover the Drill Hall Gallery

Get to know the gallery on campus. Situated in building 29 in Kingsley Street opposite the intersection with Hutton Street, the Drill Hall Gallery is open between 12 – 5 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. A program of changing exhibitions (8 per year) showcases contemporary Australian art at its finest and most thought provoking.

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Drill Hall Gallery Publishing

The Drill Hall Gallery has a proud tradition of scholarly catalogues accompanying all our exhibitions.  These are written by leading art historians, critics, curators, artists and academics.

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Titian: Religion Saved by Spain Allegory of Lepanto

Trip to Melbourne

Masterpieces of Italian painting from the Prado Museum. From the evening of 17th May til the afternoon of 19th May. A weekend in Melbourne with Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery.

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Kevin Connor
"Pyrmont and the city" 1992

Now showing


until 18 MAY

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Drill Hall Gallery: Easter opening hours

Good Friday Closed
Saturday & Sunday Open 12-5pm



20 Years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing

11 April – 18 May 2014

Nicholas Harding

Nicholas Harding, Eddy Avenue (3) 2001, black ink on two sheets of torn and abraided paper, 132.4 x 149 cm. © the Artist Photo: Mim Stirling, Art Gallery of New South Wales

According to his wishes to promote all aspects of art in Australia, the estate of Sir William Dobell (1899-1970) has provided funding for an annual drawing competition and prize.  In 2012 the 20th anniversary of the Dobell Prize for Drawing was marked by this touring exhibition which surveys previous participants and prize winners.

Contemporary Australian Drawing: 20 Years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing features prize-winning drawings and outstanding works acquired throughout the history of the prize while it has been held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  The exhibition includes artworks by artists as diverse in  approach  as Colin Lanceley, Judy Cassab, Wendy Sharpe, Allan Mitelman, Aida Tomescu, inaugural winner Kevin Connor and the latest winner of the 2012 Dobell Prize, Gareth Sansom’s Made in Wadeye.

Contemporary Australian Drawing: 20 Years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing celebrates the unique contribution the Dobell Prize has made to the development of contemporary drawing in Australia. Dobell’s outstanding  role in encouraging the art of drawing is highlighted in an introductory section of the exhibition.

Curated by Anne Ryan and Hendrik Kolenberg the exhibition celebrates the sheer diversity of contemporary drawing practices, with excellence and vitality displayed across the board.

Contemporary Australian Drawing: 20 Years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing is an Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries NSW.  See the AGNSW website for more information.

Updated:  15 April 2014/ Responsible Officer:  DHG Director/ Page Contact:  Exhibitions Officer