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 clothing.

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!

Sue Tilley

Artist & Proprietor

27 Mitchell St, North Ward QLD

sue@thedrillhallstudio.com.au

Ph: 07 4721 2634 or 0418 750 854

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!

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What is the Drill Hall?
We close for Xmas on  Friday 22 December, and reopen on  Monday 22 January. We wish all our clients and artists a wonderful festive season, and look forward to seeing you in 2018!