Elioth Gruner (1882-1939)
Summer haze, Blue Mountains, oil on board 235 x 325 mm
Collection of the Australian National University. Bequest of Joan Allen
On 28 February, we launched our new exhibition programme for 2014. At the same time Kim Chapman, the new President of the Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery, launched our members’ drive for 2014. If you are not already a Friend, why not consider becoming one? And if you are already a Friend, why not help us spread the word?
What are Friends for? What they are, what they do, what they have to look forward to, was broached in the Friends Charter, launched at the February Friends’ night.
Are you aware that, in their round-ups of the year’s best exhibitions for 2013, Sasha Grishin in The Canberra Times and John McDonald in The Sydney Morning Herald both voted an exhibition at the Drill Hall Gallery among their top five?
Coinciding with the survey of Elioth Gruner’s paintings at the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, there is a beautiful landscape study by Gruner from around 1914 (see above), newly acquired by the ANU as part of a bequest from Joan Allen, which is now on view at the DHG.
Plans are afoot for a series of lectures and musical evenings at the DHG – keep an eye on our web-site for further information.
Jeanette Brand, the Manager of Outreach, Membership and Education at the Drill Hall Gallery, has been promoted from part-time to full-time. We are hugely glad and grateful for her promotion.
We welcome art transporters International Art Services and digital printers Bytes ‘n’ Colours as new sponsors, and acknowledge the continued support of Southern Cross Ten throughout 2014.