Let’s support a local artist

Marie Hagerty, Bowline, 2018 Acrylic, oil and enamel paint on canvas. 193 x 99 cm

We Friends of the ANU Drill Hall Gallery are always delighted for an opportunity to support our outstanding local artists and collections.

We believe that Australia’s artistic treasures should be displayed both here and abroad. By acquiring a major work for the University’s art collection we ensure that our entire community can enjoy it.

Marie Hagerty, a much loved and respected Canberra painter, plays on the ambiguity between two and three-dimensionality.  Her paintings have been collected by major institutions, including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Queensland Art Gallery, and the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery.

Marie Hagerty plans to accompany an exhibition of her works to New York at the Olsen Gruin Gallery in April, 2019. We will help her on her way by acquiring her work Bowline.

Will you assist in sharing a remarkable Australian artist with the rest of the world?

Kim Chapman,

President Friends of the ANU Drill Hall Gallery



Remember all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

If 100 friends donate $50 each, we will have achieved our target for acquiring this fabulous painting – it will be a Gift from the Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery to the world.



We are thrilled that this donation appeal has reached $3,500 of our $5,000 target.

Thank you for your generosity and philanthropic support of an outstanding Australian woman artist, living and practising today.

Your donation contributes directly to the acquisition of Hagerty’s seminal work, Bowline 2018. This acquisition will become part of the permanent ANU Art Collection.




Solo Exhibitions

Since 1988 I have held more than 20 solo exhibitions in commercial galleries, in: Sydney: Olsen Gallery, Olsen Irwin, Olsen Carr Art Dealers (8 exhibitions, 1998-current); Crawford Gallery (1991); Melbourne: Karen Woodbury Gallery (2011, 2015); Christine Abrahams Gallery (2005, 2006, 2008); Canberra: Ben Grady Gallery (1989, 2000, 2002); Helen Maxwell Gallery (1997); also solo shows at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space (1988, 2016) and the Canberra Museum and Gallery (a 5-year survey, 2007).

Selected Group Exhibitions

Survey shows of contemporary art include 2004: Australian culture now (National Gallery of Victoria 2004); Sweet spot (Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne 2009); Something in the air: collage and assemblage in Canberra region art (CMAG 2010); Contemporary Australia: women (Queensland Art Gallery 2012); Pulse: reflections on the body (CMAG 2014-15); and Celebration; 20 years of collecting visual art at CMAG (CMAG 2018).

 I have been a finalist in a number of national prize exhibitions including the Moët & Chandon touring exhibition (nationally 1995); John McCaughey memorial prize (National Gallery of Victoria 2004); Conrad Jupiters art prize (Gold Coast City Art Gallery, 2005); Wynne prize for landscape (Art Gallery of New South Wales 2005, 2006, 2007); Geelong Gallery contemporary art prize (2004, 2016); the National works on paper prize (Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (2016); and the National self-portrait prize (University of Queensland Art Museum 2016).


My work is held in public collections including: National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery, Artbank, ACT Legislative Assembly, Canberra Museum and Galley, Bendigo Art Gallery, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australian National University; and significant private collections in Australia.

 Awards and Commissions

I have been awarded the Barton Estate Drawing Prize (2018), the Conrad Jupiters Art Prize (2005), the John McCaughey memorial prize (2004), the Canberra Art Prize (2003), an ANU residency in Switzerland (2008), and a commission to design the mural for the Peter Karmel Building at the ANU School of Music (2001). Between 1989 and 1999 I received 5 small grants from ArtsACT and CAPO for materials and travel costs.


Updated:  5 February 2019/ Responsible Officer:  DHG Director/ Page Contact:  Drill Hall Gallery