Exhibition: Highlights from the ANU Art Collection

Dates & times

Fri 4 December — Sun 20 December 2020


ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Image: Nancy Yukuwal McDinny, Macassen story (around the Sir Edward Pellow Islands in Gulf), 2019, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 130cm. ANU Art Collection.


Join us for the exhibition opening celebration on

Thursday 3 December at 6pm

with drinks in the gallery forecourt. Bookings essential.

The ANU Art Collection comprises more than 3000 works. It is periodically swelled by magnificent additions. Here is a significant sampling, on view for only three weeks. It includes recent philanthropic gifts and acquisitions, newly restored works and major paintings by senior Indigenous women of law, such as Angelina Pwerle Ngala and Emily Kame Kngwarreye. ANU Alumnae staff and students featured in this show include Dionisia Salas, Sheida Sabetraftar, Vivienne Binns  and Ruth Waller among others.

Highlights from the ANU Art Collection has been curated by the Drill Hall Gallery staff.

Note on the opening:  The gallery audience capacity is currently 45 people. With up to 80 people ticketed for the event drinks in the forecourt note that only 45 visitors will be able to view the exhibition at any one time.

In the event of wet weather the opening will be staged. We will email you three hours before the event to confirm your opening session, the first being 6-6.45 pm and the second being 7-7.45 pm.

Please book your tickets here.

Panel discussion, Friday 4 December at 12pm

Join ANU alumnae artist Dionisia Salas, artist and ANU Adjunct Professor Ruth Waller and Lecturer of Art History and Curatorship, ANU School of Art and Design, Dr Kate Warren in conversation with artist and Drill Hall Outreach coordinator Anne-Marie Jean.

Bookings essential. Please book your tickets here.



Visitors to the Drill Hall Gallery:

For your safety, the Drill Hall Gallery will be following guidelines, recommendations and enforceable public health directions published by ACT Health and Safework Australia. We will be collecting contact tracing information from all visitors to the gallery.

To ensure a safe and healthy environment while visiting the Drill Hall Gallery at this time we request that you:

  • Stay at home if you are unwell.
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  • We strongly encourage you to wear a facemask during gallery events.

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Updated:  30 November 2020/ Responsible Officer:  DHG Director/ Page Contact:  Drill Hall Gallery