Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Preview of the new Community Project Wall!

Community project wall image 2 July 2013

As we announced a few weeks ago, Town Hall Gallery will have a wonderful new space - The Community Project Wall.  This space is available for shorter exhibitions and free of charge to local artists and groups.

We've had quite a few enquiries and applications come in about the space.  We are currently taking applications for the first half of 2014.  You can download the application form here or email for more information.  However here are a few previews of this space which utilizes a beautiful space next to the Town Hall Gallery.

Community Project Wall, space image July 2013

As you can see, visitors will access the main gallery and Community Project Wall when they visit the new Hawthorn Arts Centre.  The project wall has a wonderful look and feel and is fresh and spacious with lovely wooden floors.

Community Project Wall Map

To give you some idea of where the Community Project Wall is in relation to the Town Hall Gallery and the new gallery shop, we've put together this little map (if you click on the image, it will enlarge).  The Community Project Wall consists of the main wall, spanning 18.5 metres.  There are 2 second walls which artists may or may not use, these walls are 5.4 and 5.6 metres.  It's quite a bit of space!

So don't forget, applications for the first half of 2014 are due on 30 August so click here to download your form and be part of this wonderful new exhibition space!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Look at the New Town Hall Gallery

curator new space
Senior Curator Mardi Nowak in new gallery.

We still have some work to do (and some painting... look at that pillar!) but here is how one of the new gallery spaces at Town Hall Gallery is looking.  This is Gallery 1, which has approximately 38 running metres and 135 square metres.  It looks pretty big here when it is empty!  The new gallery will feature three gallery spaces, allowing us to break up works and provide our visitors with an opportunity to view larger exhibitions in new and exciting ways.

Town Hall Gallery will be reopening to the public on Friday 22 November, 2013. Our first exhibition Marker: 10 Years of the Town Hall Gallery Collection will feature many new acquisitions that haven't had the opportunity to be seen by the public.  You can read more about Marker on the exhibitions page. 

Don't forget that we are still taking applications to exhibit as part of the Community Project Wall for the first half of 2014.  The application form and information can be downloaded here.  If you have any questions about the Community Project Wall, you can email us at