The Community Project Wall was established as part of the Town Hall Gallery's ongoing commitment to local artists and community groups.

The artwork is presented and promoted to the same professional standards applied to exhibitions by national and international artists and our other exhibition spaces.  

Artists benefit from advice and mentoring from our curatorial team to help with their artistic and career development. 

Since the Community Project Wall was established in 2013, it has presented more than 1200 artworks produced by more than 350 artists.The wall averages 800 visits to each individual exhibition. The exhibition space spans close to 30m.

To find out more about the Community Project Wall, call 9278 4626 or email Town Hall Gallery.

    Opening hours

    Monday to Friday: 9am–5pm

    Saturday and Sunday: 11am–4pm

    Closed on public holidays.

    Address

    360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn (Hawthorn Arts Centre)

    The Community Project Wall is located within the side foyer of the Town Hall Gallery.

    Sales and donations

    The Community Project Wall has helped to raise more than $60,000 in art sales commissions for artists in the City of Boroondara.

    We have also helped to donate more than $2500 to local charities and other charitable organisations thanks to the artists' generosity.

    Apply to exhibit

    To  exhibit on the Community Project Wall, you need to live, work or study in the City of Boroondara.

    Applications to exhibit on the Community Project Wall in 2018 have now closed.  Applications to exhibit in 2019 will open in May 2018.

    Once applications have opened you will be required to complete an online application form. Your application will need to include:

    • a detailed project description outlining the who, what, when, how and why of the project
    • your preferred dates (exhibitions are held each month with 12 exhibitions per year)
    • any support material, including images.

    Our exhibitors

    We encourage exhibitions by:

    • school groups
    • students from local organisations
    • small arts organisations
    • historical groups
    • libraries
    • local emerging artists
    • local unrepresented artists.

      Take a virtual tour

      Use the navigation buttons to explore a 360 degree view of the Community Project Wall exhibition space.

      The 360 degree view presents Helen Bushell’s exhibition Reaching for the Sky, which celebrated a lifetime dedicated to creating and flying kites. A Boroondara resident, Helen was the only woman in Australia to hold a patent for a flying object. She spent decades trying to establish kite craft as an art form evocative of contemporary Australian life.

      Previous exhibitions – news and media

      Alchemy by Richard Glenn - on the Community Project Wall at Town Hall Gallery (March, 2017)

      Community Project Wall exhibitions that have received coverage in Progress Leader include:

      • Florascopic (September 2017).Artist: Kirsten Bresciani
      • Stitched in Time (February 2017). Artist: Lyn Guy
      • Hard-Edged Geo Candy (January 2017). Artist: Franky Howell.
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