The Drill Hall Studio is situated in a striking Colonial era former Military Drill
Hall, built in 1905. One of only two pre-Federation military Drill Halls left in
Queensland, The Drill Hall studio is Townsville’s newest art centre featuring a sculpture
garden, exhibition space, working artist studios as well as retail art, hand made
gifts, accessories for you and your home, unique decor, art jewellery and designer
Our aim is to make art accessible for everyone, with a friendly, creative atmosphere
and a gallery that’s warm and inviting.
Restoring this incredible old building took 18 months of hard work. Along the way
there were plenty of surprises - some good, some not! We have taken special care
to respect the Colonial architecture and the proud military history while gently
nudging it back into shape after decades of neglect.
We have shared the progress on our Facebook page, so why not jump over to and give
us a thumbs up? We post regularly with little updates!
Sue Tilley, is the local artist behind this exciting venture. For class, artist
or press enquiries, please get in touch!
You’ll find us on the corner of Mitchell And Leichardt Streets, in the centre of
Townsville’s leisure and tourism centre, in North Ward. Only a stone’s throw from
the Strand, we are an easy stroll from the North Ward Shopping Centre, the Gregory
Street cafe and shopping strip, with free parking right at the door. Make sure you
pop in next time you are in the area.
HERE WE ARE!
OPEN EVERY DAY!
Well, almost! We are open on weekdays day from 9 - 5, and 9 - 4 on weekends.
Even artists need to rest, so we are closed on Public Holidays!