Hawthorn’s Town Hall Gallery opens After Dark

Hawthorn’s Town Hall Gallery will open After Dark on Friday 5 October for art-lovers to enjoy an evening of entertainment and a special late-night viewing of its latest exhibition, This Wild Song.

Gallery-goers will be serenaded throughout the evening with easy listening jazz guitarist and vocalist Jen Hawley. A graduate of the late, great jazz tutor, Bruce Clarke, Hawley’s sound is an eclectic mix of genres, with her style finding itself somewhere between jazz, folk and world music.

With a glass of wine in hand, visitors can also explore the indigenous plants of the Boroondara area with delicate ink drawings from Kerri Wilson McConchie, in the Taxonomy of Precious Plants exhibit on the Community Project Wall. Also on display will be This Wild Song, a long-term project from Ilona Nelson that features photographic portraits of more than 25 significant Australian female artists.

For the curious minds, art curators and exhibiting artists will be giving guests an exclusive opportunity to ask questions.

Also open After Dark will be the Arts Bar, for a Friday-night treat, and The Emporium, where gallery-goers can purchase unique, locally-made handcrafted gifts.

Town Hall Gallery features four distinct gallery spaces that showcase a range of artwork, from contemporary public programs, curated exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from the Town Hall Gallery Collection. Celebrating the rich, cultural heritage of the City of Boroondara, Town Hall Gallery supports local, national and international artists of varying experiences and offers a space for local artists and groups to exhibit professionally on the Community Project Wall.


Town Hall Gallery After Dark


Friday 5 October: 6pm-8pm