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Celebrate Terence Maloon’s contribution to the Drill Hall Gallery and bring exceptional art to our community, inspiring generations to come.


To mark the retirement of Terence Maloon, ANU Drill Hall Gallery Director – and to acknowledge the extent of his curatorial, literary and socially enriching contributions to the culture of the Drill Hall Gallery, the ANU, and our broader community – we are inviting contributions towards the purchase of Leo Loomans’ steel sculpture Out-back, 2022, for the ANU Art Collection.
Terence’s curatorial expertise and commitment to showcasing contemporary Australian artists at the Drill Hall Gallery has made a profound impact on the cultural landscape of ANU and beyond. With your generous support, we hope to purchase this exceptional artwork, to recognise Terence’s lasting legacy and continue his passion for enriching the ANU Art Collection.
Leo Loomans is a Canberra-based sculptor who has worked for many years from Strathnairn studios. His work was most recently included in the exhibition Fluent, at ANU Drill Hall Gallery from 17 February – 16 April 2023.

“Leo Loomans is an exponent of ‘drawing in space’. His welded assemblages have parts and junctures that are plain to see, so it is clear that they are constituted like (or as) a language, and how they compose a kind of writing. As with spoken or written utterances where words and syllables link up into statements, Loomans’ assemblages are fusional: they develop complex sentence-structures that have an identifiable personal style, favouring succinctness and a certain musicality – with a bit of roughness thrown in to banish any hint of slickness.”
– Terence Maloon, on Leo Loomans’ sculpture work.

ANU Drill Hall Gallery aims to raise $18,000 by July/August 2023. We invite you to be part of acquiring this remarkable sculpture and honouring Terence Maloon’s significant and generous contributions to our community. Make your contribution today, by clicking the ‘Give now’ link.

Image: Leo Loomans, Out-back, 2022, rusted, oiled steel, 167 x 60 x 58 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Rogue Pop-up Gallery, Sydney.

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.