Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery
Become a Friend of the Drill Hall Gallery
In a vibrant, convivial atmosphere, be part of the art.
Friends’ Nights are held on the last Friday of every month between 5.30 and 7pm.
Our Friends’ Nights are now a social hub of Canberra.
Annual membership fee $60 (students $30)
Secure payments can be made online or pay by cash/EFT at the Drill Hall Gallery.
In addition we offer members privileged access to artists, curators and our special guests. Musical events, pop-up exhibitions, visits to exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne, to artists’ studios, book launches, and special talks are a part of our program. Special discounts and priority ticketing are offered to our members. The DRILL HALL GALLERY LECTURE SERIES is FREE to all Friends ( tickets are issued on subscription or show your card at the door)
May Friends evening Friday 25 May 5.30 – 7pm
Meet NYX MATHEWS + POP UP EXHIBITION
My central interest is in the interaction of anthropogenic environments and human beings. Through a broad range of media, with a focus on experimental material processes, I make work that questions the artificial landscapes and interior spaces we are encouraged to accept as standard.
As a maker who deals in human-scale objects, not office towers, I have no power to directly alter this environment; rather, I propose alternatives. Through speculative, materially ambiguous, often slightly unsteady objects I ask why the homogenous, textureless, sometimes inhuman facades of contemporary cityscapes should be considered normal, when the materials and forms common to them can result in such diversity.
Nyx Mathews – Artist Statement, 2018
RE IMAGINING THE DRILL HALL GALLERY
Meet LACHLAN VILD + PROJECT #3
In 2017 architecture students at the University of Canberra’s Faculty of Arts and Design were set a project, requiring them to design an extension to the ANU Drill Hall Gallery. Their brief was to enhance the precinct, to establish a dedicated space for storage and display of the University’s art collection, and to provide spaces for functions and educational activities. Nine of these projects have been selected for exhibition at the Drill Hall Gallery.
April Friends evening Friday 27 April 5.30-7 pm
SPECIAL POP UP – ONE NIGHT ONLY – EXHIBITION British Artist ANDREW LITTEN
Andrew Litten makes art that does not appear ambitious or aspirational. He challenges the idea of creating art as a potential commodity. So, he chooses humble, unartlike domestic materials often drawn with a biro on note paper or old envelops, shopping bags, cardboard boxes, irregular bits of wood and furniture, to represent the transient incidental moments of life.