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Drill Hall Gallery

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Five stars for 'Riverbend'

When I planned this trip to Canberra I didn't know about Sidney Nolan's 'Riverbend' work. I am just... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
This one IS a 'hidden gem'

Not far out of the way and definitely worth making the effort to visit. Lovely building on the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Phil J
Canberra, Australia
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24 Jul 2018
“Five stars for 'Riverbend'”
12 Aug 2017
“This one IS a 'hidden gem'”
The Drill Hall Gallery provides the Canberra community and Australian National University with a selective program of high quality exhibitions of Australian and international art. The Gallery supports the arts in the Canberra region by presenting...more
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Building 29 Kingsley St, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6125 5832
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

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 see it again. Unfortunately I can only offer...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Not far out of the way and definitely worth making the effort to visit. Lovely building on the Edgar of ANU and the City Centre, consistently good exhibitions, sometimes featuring Australia's most accomplished contemporary artists.

2  Thank Phil J
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Hidden at the back of the ANU is the Old Drill Hall Gallery. Not an easy place to find a park but worth the effort. Pride of place is Nolan's magnificent River Bend series. It's now in a purpose built gallery space. The exhibitions are...More

2  Thank Graham C
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Superb gallery currently showing the works collected over the last 10 years by the ANU and it's free. Worth the visit alone just to see Sidney Nolan's Riverbend. The gallery specifically built a new exhibition space to showcase Riverbend and they have done a fine...More

2  Thank Kardy1
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We've been here many times, and found the place OK. However, it now has a modern look, having been refurbished (including the toilets). It now has an attractive look and feel about it when you get inside. We went to a musical concert there, and...More

2  Thank Neville B
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Drill Hall Gallery had just recently been renovated and re-opened when I visited and it looked great. I went to see an indigenous art exhibition and it was extensive and interesting. I have been several times and I like going. It is part of the...More

1  Thank Redbackspider
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

An old Canberra building that's a part of the ANU. Easily accessible on foot being close to the city. Not sure how often the exhibits change, but is currently an Aboriginal art display on show. Entry is free.

1  Thank silverstreak78
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Curators here are friendly and being such a small space makes things a bit more intimate. The hall itself could be heritage listed and is a nice place to drop in to every now and then.

1  Thank Justin C
Reviewed 2 August 2015

I really like this small gallery. Load of enthusiasm from the people there, good installations, nice space. Attended a performance there recently - great space. Recommend checking it out.

1  Thank Julia A
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Well just out of the heart but generally very good exhibitions with hardly anyone there except at openings (when the cheese is strictly and miserly rationed) some top names and excellent works, worth looking for on the edge of the University and only 5-10 mins...More

1  Thank Phil J
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