Town Hall Gallery was established in 2003 and is housed within the beautifully restored Hawthorn Arts Centre. Curating up to six headline gallery exhibitions a year as well as supporting community exhibitions featuring local artists, the gallery features a range of contemporary and innovative themes, artists and media, displayed over four unique spaces.
Running alongside the exhibitions is a public program, offering creative workshops, film screenings, panel discussions and opportunities for students. The gallery includes a dedicated space for local artists and community groups, as well as the Emporium gift shop, offering art and wares from local and international artisans.
The Town Hall Gallery collection contains artwork by artists who have lived or worked in the City of Boroondara. John Brack, Robert Jacks, Helen Maudsley, Lin Onus and Fred Williams are represented as well as contemporary artists such as Emily Floyd, Tony Lloyd and Matthew Sleeth. Combining art with historical and civic memorabilia, the collection is also available to view online. The gallery has an active acquisition and donation program with new works added to the collection annually.
Town Hall Gallery can also be experienced online at boroondara.vic.gov.au/arts, where visitors can browse selected past and current exhibitions, download exhibition catalogues and learn more about art and artists.
Town Hall Gallery is owned and supported by the City of Boroondara and is part of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria.