public program

Walk and Talk 
Walk and Talk tour of Louis Kahan: Art, Theatre, Fashion
Join the Town hall Gallery curatorial team (and occasionally the artists) for a walk and talk tour of the current exhibitions. This is a fantastic way to gain an insight into the curatorial process and the artworks. 

Saturday 13 May
Tour of Materiality
1:00 - 2:00pm
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Introducing the Mid-Week Walk and Talk 
Walk and Talk tour of Imagined Worlds
For the first time, Town Hall Gallery is introducing a Mid-Week Walk and Talk in 2017. Taking place on a Wednesday morning, midway through each exhibition, our curatorial team will lead you through the current exhibition. Bring a friend, grab a coffee and make a day of it! 

Wednesday 3 May 
Tour of What's Happening Here?
11:00 - 12:00pm
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Walk and Sketch 
Walk and Sketch
Join the City of Boroondara Parks and Gardens team along with Town hall Gallery staff for a tour of gardens in Boroondara. Learn about plants, flowers and wildlife, and spend time sketching or photographing amongst nature. BYO art materials.

Saturday 8 April
Maranoa Gardens, Balywn
9am, 2+ hours
$5.50, THG Supporters free

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Saturday 9 December
Alexandra Gardens, Kew
9am, 2+ hours
$5.50, THG Supporters free
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Free Cinema Sessions!

All cinema sessions will be held in the beautiful Chandelier Room of Hawthorn Arts Centre
Join us for a series of free arty documentaries throughout the year.

Wednesday 29 March
Painters Painting
6:30 - 8:30pm

Originally released in 1973 but never before available on DVD, Painters Painting is the definitive documentary on the New York School of painters, from 1940-1970. Director Emile de Antonio (Point of Order and Millhouse) interviews artists in their studios about their art from the period of Abstract Expressionism, through Hard Edge and Color Field painting to Pop Art.

Among the featured painters are Robert Rauschenberg, William de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Hans Hoffman, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia, Larry Poons, Robert Motherwell, and Kenneth Noland. Painters Painting is newly digitally remastered and restored by the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the University of Wisconsin Film Department.

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Wednesday 31 May
6:30 - 7:50pm
Meet the artists who are disrupting the traditional notions of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and on to the street. Playing with space and environment, YARN follows circus performers, wool graffiti artists and interactive designers as they re-invent our relationship with this colorful threaded tradition.

From the seas of Barcelona , to the cobblestoned streets of Rome and back to the angled skyscrapers of New York, Director Una Lorenzen weaves an animated tale of a visually striking landscape layered with stunning graphics, soothing poetry, and a vibrant spirit.

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