Town Hall Gallery

GALLERY Town Hall Gallery, Materiality, Phot by Image Play 2

Located in the redeveloped Hawthorn Arts Centre, Town Hall Gallery is the peak public gallery space for the City of Boroondara. Spanning three gallery spaces, Town Hall Gallery features a diverse range of contemporary and innovative curated exhibitions, public programs and exhibits drawn from the Town Hall Gallery Collection.

Town Hall Gallery supports local, national and international artists at varying stages of their careers. The gallery also offers a space for local artists and community groups to exhibit professionally on the Community Project Wall, located at the side entrance of the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

Permanent Collection

The Town Hall Gallery Collection aims to nurture a sense of community and shared history as well as enhance public spaces and community well being. Combining art works, historical and civic memorabilia from the past municipalities of Kew, Hawthorn and Camberwell, the Collection actively acquires new works and historical items.

It is divided into four components: Art Collection, History Collection, Local Government Collection, Public Art Collection.

Each component has its own unique focus to interpret the cultural heritage of Boroondara.

Online collection
getting to the gallery

Public transport 
The gallery is walking distance from the Glenferrie Train Station and is also accessible via the Tram No. 16 Melbourne University to Kew.

By Car 
Parking can be found behind the Centre off Kent Street. Additional parking is also available a short walk from the gallery off Grace St and off Wakefield Street. Please note, restrictions apply.  
Melway Reference: 45 D10


Wheelchair access throughout Town Hall Gallery.


Second Empire Café by Epicure
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 4pm
T: 03 9290 9400

The Second Empire Café is named in honour of the iconic building’s architectural heritage. The menu features breakfast and lunch classics, whilst also providing dishes with a sense of occasion.

An abundant choice of wraps, sandwiches and salads are on offer. A considered selection of ‘signature dishes’ includes a Thai sticky pork belly salad, romesco crumbed flathead and chips, and a Moroccan spiced lamb burger.

The Emporium at Town Hall Gallery
Tuesday - Friday:  10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday:  11am - 4pm
Closed Mondays and public holidays

The  Emporium at Town Hall Gallery  offers distinctive designer and artisanal goods from local and international makers.  Housing a rotation of stock including clothing, stationery, wearable objects, home wares and small art pieces, each and every item will be sourced by independent traders in and around Melbourne, and internationally.

At the heart of the  Emporium  is the belief that good design and superb craftmanship are vital to a sustainable future for the arts and craft industry in Australia.

Images: Launch the exhibition Materiality at Town Hall Gallery from 13 May - 2 July 2017. Photographs by Image Play.

Town Hall Gallery
Hawthorn Arts Centre

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
T: 03 9278 4626
W:  Visit website

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday:  10am - 5pm
Saturday and Sundays:  11am - 4pm
Closed Monday and public holidays

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SHANNON, Emily, Garrick (2018), limited edition digital Giclée print (detail), 59 x 42 cm, © image courtesy of the artist.
Off The Leash by Emily Shannon
Town Hall Gallery
15 Jan 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
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Louise Saxton: The Linen Project
Town Hall Gallery
27 Oct 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
Domestic Flight
Town Hall Gallery
20 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
Image: MELLOY, Anne, Scottish Highlands (2017), watercolour, 84 x 103 cm, © image courtesy of the artist.
In Real Time
Town Hall Gallery
19 Jan 2019 - 10 Mar 2019
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