Thursday, January 14, 2016

2016 is here!

2015 was a big year here at Town Hall Gallery; so big that it can only be explained in dot point statistics...
  • 21 exhibitions across 4 gallery spaces
  • Over 8,000 visitations 
  • More than 20 public programs
  • Engagements with over 100 artists
We're hoping to surpass the above figures in 2016 and bring you an amazingly diverse program, starting with three wonderful exhibitions launching this Saturday 16 January. Our gallery shop, The Emporium @ THG, will be open too for 'back to (art) school' supplies and goodies. 

Community Project Wall

WESTHORPE, Margot, Before – 3 (2015), oil and acrylic on linen, 120 x 90cm, © Courtesy of the artist

Memory Mostly by local artist Margot Westhorpe presents a new body of work exploring notions of identity and how we relate to one another as a community. Westhorpe has exhibited with us on the project wall previously and this exhibition features a number of large works on canvas that depart from previous explorations. All works are for sale and will be snapped up quickly, so make sure you come by to take a look. The exhibition will be open to the public until Sunday 7 February, 2016.

Gallery 1 & 2

In our first two main gallery spaces we have Dialect: Works from the Town Hall Gallery Collection. As a compliment to the exhibition in gallery 3, Dialect explores the often complex and multifaceted visual language employed by artists in their art making practices. Featuring some of our favourite collection pieces by Helen Maudsley, Eric Thake and Ian Armstrong (among others), Dialect gives pause to the detailed and intricate world created of mark-making. The exhibition will be open to the public until Sunday 6 March, 2016.

Gallery 3

NIXON, John, Eltham (2014), enamel and various timbers on canvas, 60 x 45cm, Copyright Courtesy of Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.

We are thrilled to be hosting this touring exhibition that places two great Australian artists in conversation together about a very interesting topic: the landscape. Reducing Landscapes: Fred Williams and John Nixon is an opportunity to view some beautifully crafted pieces by these two talented artists as well as think about the different ways in which the landscape can be depicted. The exhibition will be open to the public until Sunday 6 March, 2016.


Our first exhibitions will launch this Saturday 16 January from 2pm to 4pm - to RSVP to the launch, send us an email. We also have a 'Walk and Talk' with the curatorial team from 1pm, so if the above musing didn't satisfy your curiosity, make sure you come down a little earlier on Saturday (it's free, you just have to register here). 

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