Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra

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The Drill Hall Gallery supports the arts in the Canberra region by presenting exhibitions developed in conjunction with the wide ranging academic interests of the ANU and coinciding with major conferences and public events.
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  • If I were given to such expressions, the Drill Hall Gallery could be described as 'a hidden gem'. But I'm not, so let's say DHG is a casual and intimate art gallery, operating under the aegis and with...  more »
  • When I planned this trip to Canberra I didn't know about Sidney Nolan's 'Riverbend' work. I am just so glad that I stumbled across it. It's so glorious that I would go back to Canberra especially to s...  more »
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  • Central desert exhibition is mind blowing and breathtaking. The river room is well worth spending some time in
  • The Drill Hall was built in 1940 to train soldiers for the Second World War. The 3rd Battalion, Werriwa Regiment was based in this building in 1941-2. In 1984 the interior was superbly remodelled to create an art gallery which is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind. In 2004 a Heritage order was placed on the building. While the National Gallery of Australia waited for the completion of its building, temporary exhibitions of the national collection were held here. In 1992 the Australian National University took over the Drill Hall Gallery as a showcase for its own art collection and as a venue for temporary exhibitions.There are 4 discrete exhibition spaces. The Gallery is a venue of choice for many of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, curators and collectors. We have developed a proud tradition of impeccably presented landmark exhibitions accompanied by scholarly publications. Sidney Nolan’s 9-panel panorama, Riverbend (recently nominated among the ten must-see art treasures of Canberra) is on permanent display in the RIVERBEND ROOM. The Drill Hall Gallery provides the Canberra community and ANU with a selective program of high quality exhibitions of Australian and international art. The Gallery supports the arts in the Canberra region by presenting exhibitions developed in conjunction with the University’s wide-ranging academic interests and or to coincide with major conferences and public events. National and international exhibitions – and works from the University’s own extensive collection – are features of the Gallery’s program.

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