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01
Apr

Ham Darroch paints Counter Attack – timelapse film

5 week timelapse: Ham Darroch painting Counter Attack (2020) at the Drill Hall Gallery. ANU Alumni and Canberra based artist Ham Darroch opened the Drill Hall’s 2020 exhibition program with a dynamic ensemble of colour, geometry and object-based form. In his paintings and object based sculptures Darroch investigates the visual tradition of hard edge abstraction […]

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01
Apr

Drill Hall Gallery closure message

Dear Drill Hall Gallery Friends and visitors, As of 26 March the gallery is closed to the public until at least 27 June. Please check our website for updates on the gallery in terms of re-opening. The ANU had already announced last week the cancellation of all events on campus until further notice, a decision […]

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01
Apr

David Yardley concert recorded at the DHG

https://youtu.be/10nZKoKo5Yw This video is an extract from the preview/online concert of David Yardley’s forthcoming album “The Lost Codex of Avalon”, recorded at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery on Sunday March 22. The online concert is performed by David (countertenor, medieval harp, baritone) and professional musicians from the Canberra-based Luminescence Chamber Singers – Veronica Milroy (Soprano […]

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25
Mar

Colour at the Edge

Essay from the recently published catalogue Ham Darroch propeller by Katie Dyer, Senior Curator, Contemporary, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 2020 An entanglement between colour, form and edge characterises the sharp and alert artworks of Ham Darroch. His ongoing series of painted table-tennis bats exemplifies this entanglement, creating as it does a paradox between perceptions of utility […]

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18
Apr
2019

i hope you get this: Raquel Ormella – Opening

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05
Mar
2019

Naata Nungurrayi Panels now on display in Kambri Cultural Centre

Naata Nungurrayi (c.1932-) 10 panels from the Iconography series 2011-2014 Each panel 183 x 244 cm Acrylic on canvas ANU Art Collection Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Craig Edwards in memory of Edmund Charles Edwards and Alan Edmund Edwards, Teachers.   These ten panels are part of an epic cycle of […]

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05
Mar
2019

Hassall Collection Catalogue Now Available

“When we chose the works for this exhibition at the Drill Hall, Tony Oates and I wanted the selection to acknowledge the social and cultural engagement of the collector, Geoffrey Hassall, not just his aesthetic acumen. For us, the collection forms a sort of imaginary utopia, a model of community where all the works are […]

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23
Feb
2019

Sidney Nolan mural of Eureka Stockade now on display in Kambri Cultural Centre

The Drill Hall Gallery and ANU Art Collections team have worked together with Kambri project managers for the monumental install of Sidney Nolan’s Eureka Stockade 1966. The Kambri precinct was officially opened on 11 Feb 2019 with a grand reveal of this seminal work. You are now able to visit the Kambri Cultural Centre in […]

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08
Dec
2018

SoundOut #10 2019

SOUNDOUT International Festival of Improvised & Experimental Music Crowd funding appeal   This is the 10th year of the annual SoundOut festival, and in 2019 we will bring to you the continuation of the incredible bristling explorative sonic arts event. This is the International Improvisation and Experimental Music festival to will uplift tired ears, explore […]

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08
Dec
2018

Jan King delivers her sculpture ‘Monastery’ to the Drill Hall Gallery

Jan King delivered her sculpture ‘Monastery to the Drill Hall Gallery on Thursday 6 December. This sculpture is being donated to the University under the cultural gifts program. The University is thrilled to receive this elegant and artwork into the  burgeoning art collection of over 2,500 works. In 2011 ‘Monastry’ work was featured in a […]

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