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  • Date and timeThursday 21 March, 5:30–7:30pm
  • LocationCultural Centre Kambri, ANU
  • RegisterRegister here

Notice: This event has been rescheduled to Thursday 21 March 5.30pm. We hope you can attend!

Please join us for our monthly Friends Night. This month we have invited ANU School of Art & Design PhD candidate, Harriet Schwarzrock to give a short talk on her research.

Harriet Schwarzrock graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 1999 with Honours in Visual Arts, majoring in glass, after transferring from a science degree. As a visual artist interested in biological systems and connectivity, Schwarzrocks practice has recently embraced creating neon and plasma elements. This vibrant form of illumination has developed in step with her material knowledge of glass. Drawn to glass’ ability to contain and give form to the invisible, recent explorations have embraced interactive illumination to describe the subtle electricity within our bodies.

Having graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in the late 90’s, Schwarzrock has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and abroad. Assisting regularly and refining her glassblowing, through participating in masterclasses, being mentored and learning from her esteemed friends and colleagues. Whilst developing skills and inspiration for her own work. Her practice is currently based in Queanbeyan, NSW, in a home studio where she and her partner Matthew Curtis run a hot glassblowing studio.

Her work is widely collected, and she has won various awards and been selected for prestigious residencies, including Canberra Glassworks Art Group Fellowship, the Asialink Toyama residency and the ANU Procter Fellowship. Recently her public artwork ‘murmuration’ secured the ACT’s Pamille Berg; Art in Architecture award. Her illuminated plasma heart installations have been exhibited at the Canberra Glassworks, the Berengo studio; Venice, Murano and the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

Refreshments and nibbles provided.

How to find the Kambri Gallery:

Public Transport:

  • You can get to Kambri Precinct by bus and light rail.
  • The nearest bus stop is on Childers Street. The bus stop is 0.2 km from Kambri Precinct.
  • The nearest light rail stop is on Alina Street Canberra City. The light rail stop is 1.0 km from the Kambri Precinct.
  • University Avenue provides an accessible pathway from Chiders Street to Kambri District.


  • You can get an accessible taxi with 13WATS
  • Accessible taxis should be booked in advance. To access Kambri Precinct please ask to be dropped off at the end of Kingsley Street, Acton


Accessible parking on Acton campus

Free disability parking is available for those with a valid Australian mobility permit or an ANU mobility permit. Disability parking spaces on campus are clearly signposted. The ANU Designated parking areas map shows locations of disability parking spaces.

Mobility permit holders may, in line with Australia wide practice, park in disability parking bays, in paid parking areas at no charge or in time limited zones. If the sign posted time limit is up to 30 minutes mobility permit holders may park for up to 2 hours. If the sign posted time limit is 30 minutes or longer mobility permit holders may park all day. Detail visitors are able to park with passes – students and staff need to apply for an ANU accessibility park pass.

  • There is also paid parking at Kambri Precinct in our underground car park; with 330 spaces, 8 of which are reserved for disability parking.
  • The underground Kambri car park has elevator access to the street level.  There are intercoms located at the entrance, exit and pay machines if assistance is required.
  • There is access to Joplin Lane from the Kambri car park on the southern side from the entry.
  • Parking is free for three hours on Saturdays and Sundays in the Kambri Car Park.
  • The car park is located at the corner of Kingsley Street and Tangney Road, Acton and offers affordable, secure underground parking, utilising the latest ticketless parking system technology.
  • There is 15-minutes-free access to the car park for drop-offs and pick-ups, with hourly, early bird, after 5pm, weekend, event and competitive monthly rates also available.
  • Please contact Carepark for information on special rates: P +61 2 9299 6767. E
  • For further information on the underground carpark please go to

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.