Town Hall Gallery

Town Hall Gallery Town Hall Gallery is the public art gallery for Boroondara Arts, housed within the beautiful Hawthorn Arts Centre.

Its visual feast of free, contemporary exhibitions and public programs will inspire and challenge the way you think about the world. Town Hall Gallery is the premier arts gallery of the City of Boroondara, located in the Hawthorn Arts Centre. It is a state of the art, curated exhibition venue, consisting of three exhibition spaces as well as an adjacent Community Project Wall. The exhibition progr

amming features a mixture of curated exhibitions, exhibitions from the Town Hall Gallery Collection (supplemented with loans from private and public lenders and institutions), and touring exhibitions. The Hawthorn Community Project Wall is dedicated to emerging artists, community groups and schools in Boroondara. An application process is in place for exhibiting, keep an eye on our page here, and our website, for callouts and deadlines. The new Town Hall Gallery conforms to the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Code of Ethics (2006) and NAVA Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual Arts, Craft and Design Sector (2009). To stay on top of all the events, public programs and exhibition news, 'like' our page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram ().

Many of the contemporary artists represented in the Town Hall Gallery Collection experiment with colour, form, material,...
05/01/2024

Many of the contemporary artists represented in the Town Hall Gallery Collection experiment with colour, form, material, process, and scale to translate their unique perspectives. The current major exhibition ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’ features two works by Helen Maudsley, a longtime resident of Boroondara. Maudsley’s early work, ‘The wonderful diversion’, 1958, sits alongside a more recent work from 2015, demonstrating her commitment to a highly personalised vocabulary of symbolic images and icons.

View Maudsley’s work in the current exhibition ’Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’, showing until Saturday 20 January 2024. Free entry.
For more info, visit the link in the bio.

Image: Helen Maudsley, ‘The wonderful diversion’, 1958, mixed media on paper, 50.8 x 91cm, Town Hall Gallery Collection.

Wishing you a very happy New Year! Town Hall Gallery is back open with regular hours and invites you to visit our three ...
01/01/2024

Wishing you a very happy New Year! Town Hall Gallery is back open with regular hours and invites you to visit our three current exhibitions. Free entry.

Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery - until Saturday 20 January.
Boroondara Summer Salon - until Saturday 20 January.
MARKED - until Saturday 3 February.

For more information, visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/arts

Town Hall Gallery will be closed from Friday 22 December at 5pm and re-open Tuesday 2 January at 10am. We wish you a saf...
22/12/2023

Town Hall Gallery will be closed from Friday 22 December at 5pm and re-open Tuesday 2 January at 10am. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you in 2024!

Image: Installation view, 'Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery', 2023.

Check out the current ‘Boroondara Summer Salon’ exhibition to see what local creatives have to share and gain inspiratio...
13/12/2023

Check out the current ‘Boroondara Summer Salon’ exhibition to see what local creatives have to share and gain inspiration for the Christmas gifting season. There are many beautiful artworks available for sale!

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Town Hall Gallery Community Exhibitions Program, this eclectic presentation of nature, food, busy streets of Melbourne, wildlife, and abstract imagery reveals the mediums, techniques and subject matter that provides inspiration to artists who live, work or study in the area.

The ‘Boroondara Summer Salon’ is on display at Town Hall Gallery until 20 January 2024.

To view artworks online, visit: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/boroondara-arts/whats/online-exhibitions/2023-exhibitions/boroondara-summer-salon-online-exhibition

Our latest exhibition ‘MARKED’ is now on display! Featuring highlights from the publication ‘Marker: 10 Years of the Tow...
07/12/2023

Our latest exhibition ‘MARKED’ is now on display! Featuring highlights from the publication ‘Marker: 10 Years of the Town Hall Gallery Collection’, this exhibition includes some of the most prestigious and influential pieces in the Town Hall Gallery Collection.

Featuring: John Bates, John Brack, Robert Clinch, Helen Maudsley, Selina Ou, Nina Sers, Matthew Sleeth, Glora Stern, and Eric Thake.

‘MARKED’ is on display at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday, 3 February 2024. Free entry. For more info, visit: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/marked

30/11/2023

Next Wednesday, join us for a guided tour of the current major exhibition ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’. Gain a deeper appreciation of the artworks on display and hear directly from artist Robert Clinch and a Town Hall Gallery curator as they discuss the exhibition.

What: Exhibition Tour - Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery
When: Wednesday 6 Dec, 12pm to 1pm
Free, bookings essential.
Book via: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/exhibition-tour-our-place-20-years-town-hall-gallery

‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’, is on display until 20 January 2024. Free entry.

26/11/2023

This Friday night, enjoy a feast for the senses at Art After Hours!

Enjoy live music by Tanya George and free after-hours entry to the current exhibitions, ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery', ‘Boroondara Summer Salon’ and ‘Love the One You’re With’ by Celia Moriarty, as well as the art installation ‘Universally Repaired’.
Our curators will also be close at hand to answer any questions.

What: Art After Hours
When: Friday 1 December, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road Hawthorn
Free entry.

For more info, visit: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/art-after-hours

Town Hall Gallery is the public art gallery for Boroondara Arts, housed within the beautiful Hawthorn

Join a curator from Town Hall Gallery for a discussion about the importance of public art collections, and a rare tour o...
24/11/2023

Join a curator from Town Hall Gallery for a discussion about the importance of public art collections, and a rare tour of the Town Hall Gallery Collection storerooms. Gain insight into the opportunities and challenges institutions face in acquiring and caring for artworks and cultural materials on behalf of their communities.

What: Collecting for Communities – Behind the scenes of Town Hall Gallery Collection
When: Saturday 2 December, 2pm to 3pm
Where: Town Hall Gallery, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
This event is free, however registrations are essential.

Book your place here: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/collecting-communities-behind-scenes-town-hall-gallery-collection

Image: Visitors at the official opening of ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’, Town Hall Gallery, 2023.

Thank you for joining us at the official exhibition opening of ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’ and ‘Love the ...
22/11/2023

Thank you for joining us at the official exhibition opening of ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’ and ‘Love the One You’re With’ by Celia Moriarty earlier this month!

‘Love the One You’re With’ by Celia Moriarty is showing at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 2 December 2023. Free entry.

‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’, is on display until Saturday 20 January 2024. Free entry.

Find out more: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/arts

Selina Ou’s photographic series ‘Embrace’ explore the innate human need to belong, support and fine solace in others. Th...
17/11/2023

Selina Ou’s photographic series ‘Embrace’ explore the innate human need to belong, support and fine solace in others. Three of Ou’s photographs recently acquired into the Town Hall Gallery Collection, capture emotionally tender moments in which intertwined grieving figures simultaneously support and lean on each other.

View Ou’s work in the current major exhibition ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’, showing until Saturday 20 January 2024.

Free entry. For more information, visit: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/our-place-20-years-town-hall-gallery
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At our upcoming paper sewing workshop with artist Kylie Stillman, learn how to design and create imagery into gift cards...
12/11/2023

At our upcoming paper sewing workshop with artist Kylie Stillman, learn how to design and create imagery into gift cards and small artworks, using a needle and thread.

What: Paper sewing workshop with Kylie Stillman
When: Tuesday 21 Nov, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Cost: $60 / Conc $48
All materials provided.
For information and to book, visit: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/paper-sewing-kylie-stillman

Pick up your new favourite tote bag this summer! A tribute to 20 Years of the Town Hall Gallery Collection, this beautif...
10/11/2023

Pick up your new favourite tote bag this summer! A tribute to 20 Years of the Town Hall Gallery Collection, this beautiful tote features John Brack’s ‘The Yarra at Kew’ (1946), depicting the bend in the Yarra Boulevard at Kew with sparsely dotted houses lining the streets up into the hills and beyond.

Limited totes bags are available for purchase online or at Town Hall Gallery via the Boroondara Arts Shop. Be quick, as they won’t last long! For more information, visit: bit.ly/OurPlaceToteBag

‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’ is a major exhibition on display until 20 January, 2024. For more information, visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/our-place-20-years-town-hall-gallery

Join an engaging panel discussion exploring sustainable practices in the arts industry and hear directly from creative p...
09/11/2023

Join an engaging panel discussion exploring sustainable practices in the arts industry and hear directly from creative practitioners as they share their experiences of re-purposing materials and ways to positively impact the environment through art and craft.

What: Panel discussion on sustainable practices in the arts industry
When: Saturday 11 Nov, 12pm to 2pm
Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Free, with a light lunch provided. Bookings essential.

For more information, and to book, visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/panel-discussion-sustainable-practices-arts-industry

This Saturday, you’re invited to join a guided tour of the current major exhibition ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Ga...
07/11/2023

This Saturday, you’re invited to join a guided tour of the current major exhibition ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’. Gain a deeper appreciation of the artworks on display and hear from artists Samara Adamson-Pinczewski, Robert Clinch, Selina Ou, John Young Zerunge, and a Town Hall Gallery curator as they discuss the exhibition.

What: Exhibition Tour - Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery
When: Saturday 11 Nov, 1pm to 2pm

Free, bookings essential. For more information and to book, visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/exhibition-tour-our-place-20-years-town-hall-gallery

‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’, is on display until 20 January 2024. Free entry.

Next Saturday, join us at the official opening of two exhibitions, ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’ and ‘Love ...
03/11/2023

Next Saturday, join us at the official opening of two exhibitions, ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’ and ‘Love the One You’re With’ by Celia Moriarty.

When: Saturday 11 November, 2-4pm
Where: Town Hall Gallery, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn

Entry is free, however bookings are essential.

For more information and to book, visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/exhibition-opening-our-place-20-years-town-hall-gallery-and-love-one-youre-celia-moriarty

Image: Visitors at the official opening of ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’, Town Hall Gallery, 2018.

Introducing the inaugural ‘Boroondara Summer Salon’, a curated group exhibition celebrating the creativity and diversity...
02/11/2023

Introducing the inaugural ‘Boroondara Summer Salon’, a curated group exhibition celebrating the creativity and diversity of the Boroondara community. Featuring local artists, this vibrant community exhibition features paintings, prints, sculptures, photography, Ikebana flower arrangements and more, showcasing the breadth of talent our community has to offer.

The ‘Boroondara Summer Salon’ is on display at Town Hall Gallery until 20 January 2024. Free entry.

Image: Visitors at the official opening of ‘Creative Space Collective’ by Hawthorn Artists Society at Town Hall Gallery, 2017.

OPEN TODAY: ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’ is a major exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of Town Ha...
01/11/2023

OPEN TODAY: ‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’ is a major exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of Town Hall Gallery. Significant artworks from the Town Hall Gallery Collection have been grouped within the themes of ‘People’, ‘Places’ and ‘Perspectives’, showcasing the vital role of the gallery in reflecting a sense of community and shared history in Boroondara.

Featuring: Yvonne Audette AM, Samara Adamson-Pinczewski, John Brack, Sir William Dargie CBE, Emily Floyd, Tony Lloyd, Helen Maudsley, Lin Onus, Selina Ou, Kylie Stillman, Fred Williams OBE, Dora Wilson, John Young AM and others.

Free entry.

‘Our Place: 20 Years of Town Hall Gallery’ is on display until 20 January 2024.
For more information, visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/our-place-20-years-town-hall-gallery

Image: John Brack, ‘The Yarra at Kew’, 1946, oil on board, 46.5 x 57.5 cm, Town Hall Gallery Collection.

27/10/2023

Join us at our upcoming cinema session, ‘Ablaze’ featuring Tiriki Onus as he journeys across the continent and chases down myriad leads about his grandfather. Discover a compelling untold story of activism, resistance and politically driven art making with all the intrigue of detective fiction.

What: ‘Ablaze’ cinema session
Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
When: Wednesday 8 November at 6pm
All tickets $10
This event has limited capacity. Bookings essential.

For more information and to book, visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/cinema-session-ablaze

Town Hall Gallery is the public art gallery for Boroondara Arts, housed within the beautiful Hawthorn

Local artist Elizabeth Whyte explores how practising art can allow people to heal and bring joy to others through bright...
26/10/2023

Local artist Elizabeth Whyte explores how practising art can allow people to heal and bring joy to others through bright, expressive paintings created while in a meditative state.

View Whyte’s work in the current community exhibition ‘Healing’, showing at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 28 October 2023. Free entry.

For more information visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/healing

After a forty-year career illustrating and adapting to life as an older artist, Jane Tanner depicts the essence and beau...
21/10/2023

After a forty-year career illustrating and adapting to life as an older artist, Jane Tanner depicts the essence and beauty of wild creatures in urban streetscapes.

View Tanner’s work in the community exhibition ‘Healing’, showing at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 28 October 2023. Free entry.

For more information visit: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/healing

Announcing our latest community exhibition ‘Love the One You’re With’ by Celia Moriarty, featuring large-scale paintings...
20/10/2023

Announcing our latest community exhibition ‘Love the One You’re With’ by Celia Moriarty, featuring large-scale paintings transporting viewers into the lush landscapes of Boroondara.

‘Love the One You’re With’ by Celia Moriarty is showing at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 2 December 2023. Free entry.

For more information visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/love-one-youre-celia-moriarty

Image: Celia Moriarty, ‘Eucalyptus Youngiana’, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 91.5 x 121.5cm, image courtesy of the artist.

Final days to visit our major exhibition ‘The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang’, featuring highlights from Cyrus Tang’s multi-d...
13/10/2023

Final days to visit our major exhibition ‘The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang’, featuring highlights from Cyrus Tang’s multi-disciplinary art practice. Don’t miss this incredible exhibition featuring highlights from Cyrus Tang’s multidisciplinary art practice.

Free entry.

‘The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang’ is on display at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 21 October.

For more information visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/memory-palace-cyrus-tang

Lesley O’Gorman’s mixed media practice examines how human attachment to personal objects can alleviate the negative impa...
12/10/2023

Lesley O’Gorman’s mixed media practice examines how human attachment to
personal objects can alleviate the negative impacts of migration, separation, and loss.

View O’Gorman’s work in the community exhibition ‘Healing’, showing at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 28 October. Free entry.

For more information visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/healing

EVENT REMINDER: All are welcome to join a free tour of our current major exhibition ‘The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang’ this...
09/10/2023

EVENT REMINDER: All are welcome to join a free tour of our current major exhibition ‘The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang’ this Wednesday from midday.

Gain a deeper appreciation of the artworks on display and hear directly from artist Cyrus Tang and a Town Hall Gallery curator as they discuss the exhibition.

What: Exhibition Tour - The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang
When: Wednesday 11 October, 12pm to 1pm
Free, bookings essential.
Book: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/exhibition-tour-memory-palace-cyrus-tang-0

‘The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang’ is showing at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 21 October 2023. Free entry.

Enjoy a feast for the senses on Friday 20 October at Art After Hours!Entry is free and gives you after-hours access to e...
06/10/2023

Enjoy a feast for the senses on Friday 20 October at Art After Hours!

Entry is free and gives you after-hours access to exhibitions, live music and the Arts Bar.

Meet artists Cyrus Tang and Rachel Wood and speak to Town Hall Gallery curators.

All are welcome to participate in completing the final stage of Rachel Wood’s art installation, ‘Universally Repaired’.

What: Art After Hours
When: Friday 20 October, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Free entry.
For more information visit: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/art-after-hours

Our current community exhibition, ‘When a Moment Becomes a Memory’ features illustrations by Hung Lin, who, like exhibit...
05/10/2023

Our current community exhibition, ‘When a Moment Becomes a Memory’ features illustrations by Hung Lin, who, like exhibiting artist Sarah Saaroni, came to Australia as a migrant. Inspired by Saaroni’s firsthand account of her life’s events and extensive research into her past, Lin’s highly emotive compositions explore themes of adversity, hope, and the strength of the human spirit.

‘When a Moment Becomes a Memory’ is showing at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 14 October 2023. Free entry.

For more information visit: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/when-moment-becomes-memory

Sign up for a free tour of our current major exhibition ‘The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang’. Gain a deeper appreciation of t...
04/10/2023

Sign up for a free tour of our current major exhibition ‘The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang’. Gain a deeper appreciation of the artworks on display and hear directly from Cyrus Tang and a Town Hall Gallery curator as they discuss the exhibition.

What: Exhibition Tour - The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang
When: Wednesday 11 October, 12pm to 1pm
Free, bookings essential.
Book via: https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/exhibition-tour-memory-palace-cyrus-tang-0

‘The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang’ is showing at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 21 October 2023. Free entry.

Beginning her two-decade-long love of art as a therapeutic exercise, Sarah Grieves paints food and domestic settings fro...
01/10/2023

Beginning her two-decade-long love of art as a therapeutic exercise, Sarah Grieves paints food and domestic settings from the perspective of growing up Australian-born Chinese.

View Grieves’ work in the community exhibition ‘Healing’, showing at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 28 October 2023. Free entry.

For more information visit: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/healing

Town Hall Gallery will be closed for the public holiday Friday 29 September, re-opening on Saturday 30 September from 12...
28/09/2023

Town Hall Gallery will be closed for the public holiday Friday 29 September, re-opening on Saturday 30 September from 12pm to 4pm.

Thank you for joining us at the official opening of our two latest community exhibitions, ‘When a Moment Becomes a Memor...
27/09/2023

Thank you for joining us at the official opening of our two latest community exhibitions, ‘When a Moment Becomes a Memory’ and ‘Healing’ on Saturday before last!

‘When a Moment Becomes a Memory’ is showing at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 14 October 2023.

‘Healing’ is showing at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 28 October 2023.

Free entry.

Find out more: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/arts

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Thursday 10am - 5pm
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