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  • Date29 October 2021
  • Time and Place5.30-6.30 pm on Zoom
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This month for our online Friends night we have invited three Friends of the gallery who are currently in Europe to talk about their new place of residence and highlights from the area. Roland Peelman, Artistic Director of the Canberra International Music Festival will join us from Italy, artist Kristina Neumann will join us from Germany, and Drill Hall Staff member Hugh Cullimore will join us from London. Come with a drink and some nibbles and catch up for an hour with others in our Friends community.

This is an online zoom event.


Roland Peelman

Born in Belgium, Roland Peelman has been active in Australia over 30 years as a conductor, pianist, artistic director and mentor to composers, singers and musicians alike. He currently divides his time between CIMF, Ensemble Offspring, various projects, operatic and other, in Australia and overseas, both as conductor and pianist.

Kristina Neumann

Kristina Neumann is an early career artist & designer-maker from Canberra. Neumann’s work has been recognised nationally and internationally through a number of awards and prizes including the Talente 2020: International Craft Exhibition Prize, at the Handwerkskammer in Munich, Germany, the Toowoomba Regional Gallery Contemporary Wearables Emerging Artist Prize and the CAPO Robert Foster Memorial Award. She graduated from the ANU School of Art Jewellery & Object Workshop with first class honours in 2019. Kristina recently moved to Germany to undertake a Masters of Fine Art in Gemstones and Jewellery at Trier University of Applied Sciences. 

Hugh Cullimore

A graduate of the ANU’s Art History and Curatorship Honours program, Hugh Cullimore first began working at the Drill Hall almost five years ago first as an intern, then as a gallery assistant. Since graduating in 2017, he has spent three and a half years working in various curatorial areas at the Australian War Memorial while also working casually at the Drill Hall after-hours. In September he moved to London to begin his Masters in Cultural, Intellectual, and Visual History at the Warburg Institute – one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Renaissance iconography.

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.