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While the Drill Hall Gallery is currently closed due to COVID-19, we are moving our engagement with you online.

We hope you enjoy the rich content we will upload over the coming weeks and continue to feel a part of our vibrant community…see more information here

While the gallery is closed watch our news page, Facebook and Instagram for new and engaging content related to our 2020 program of exhibitions, the ANU Art Collection, Drill Hall Gallery musicians and more.

04
Jun

Connecting distant places: an art historical view of the collection by Dr Mary Eagle

Indigenous Art at the Australian National University was published in 2009. In its opening essay Connecting distant places: an art historical view of the collection, art historian Dr Mary Eagle engages with the historical stories and contexts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in the collection and figures the immense value of contemporary Indigenous art […]

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03
Jun

National Reconciliation Week: Robert Campbell Jnr.

During National Reconciliation Week we recognise and celebrate the extraordinarily rich and outstanding artworks in the ANU Art Collection by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, including Robert Campbell Jnr., whose painting ‘Let’s be friends (learning from each other’s culture)’ we introduce here. We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we […]

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02
Jun

Alumni in the ANU Art Collection: Sally O’Callaghan

Alumni in the ANU Art Collection series The Art Collection fills an important role of enriching the creative, cultural and intellectual lives of students and staff on the ANU campus. First established in 1949, it comprises over 2900 paintings, drawings, sculptures, limited editions prints and photographs, ceramics and glass objects by significant artists. Alumni students […]

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01
Jun

Drill Hall Playlist #10: Oscar Capezio

This playlist is best enjoyed with the eyes closed, the sun concealed behind a body of water or earth, horizontal and with headphones. These are works of grim atmosphere, noisy and minimal, offering a heady force of texture and tension, a meditative glimpse upon vast horizons of sound which are meant to feel hallucinatory and […]

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01
Jun

Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery: Studio viewing with Emma Beer

Canberra artist Emma Beer has generously prepared an exclusive, virtual studio visit for the Drill Hall Gallery Friends. In this short film she talks directly to the process of making her paintings and gives us a sneak peak at some of her most recent works. Click the link below to hear more from her. Emma […]

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26
May

Alumni in the ANU Art Collection: Sheida Sabetraftar

Alumni in the ANU Art Collection series Sheida Sabetraftar’s artworks Obscurities IV and Obscurities VI were acquired by the ANU in 2019. We invited Sheida to provide some insight into her work in the collection, her experience of studying at the ANU and a little about her ‘creative life’ since graduating in 2019: Obscurities IV […]

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25
May

Drill Hall Playlist #9: Tony Oates

The Art Curator at the Drill Hall Gallery and all round good person, Tony Oates has put together a 50’s music playlist from his extensive knowledge all things vinyl as a Discaholic. The music ranges from Earl Connelly King through to a cover of a 50’s song by Lester Bowie “the Great Pretender”    

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23
May

DHG Lecture: Altered Perspectives – art after the conquest of the air

Altered Perspectives – art after the conquest of the air A lecture in two parts by Terence Maloon, Director of the Drill Hall Gallery. Pioneering flights by the Wright brothers and Blériot in the early 20th Century captured the imagination of a huge public and that of visual artists also. Coinciding with early demonstrations of […]

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21
May

Drill Hall Playlist #8: AJ America

A playlist complied by Drill Hall favourite, AJ America: singer, conductor and creative producer and Artistic Director of Luminescence Chamber Singers and Children’s Choir. AJ is a singer, conductor and creative producer. She is the Artistic Director of Luminescence Chamber Singers and Children’s Choir, and also performs regularly as a soloist and a consort singer, […]

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19
May

Alumni in the ANU Art Collection: Danie Mellor

Alumni in the ANU Art Collection series Danie Mellor’s 2011 drawing By the shores of History, (A search for meaning; search for a long time ago), was acquired for the ANU Art Collection in 2011.We invited him to provide some insight into his work in the collection, his connection with the ANU and little about […]

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