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Art Gallery Opening in 2020

Exciting news! The much-loved 122 year old house overlooking Blackburn Gardens at Redleaf will once again be opening it's doors in 2020 as an art gallery.

St BrigidsSt Brigid's Upstairs

Over its lifetime this significant heritage building has had a rich history. It has been home to many important local families, the headquarters for the Royal Commission on Espionage, and a community gathering place as the Woollahra Arts Centre. It was most recently the treasured Woollahra Library, before its relocation to Kiaora Place.

  • 1897
    Lassetter family builds St Brigid's in the south eastern corner of Redleaf.
  • 1951
    Woollahra Council purchases the land occupied by Redleaf and St Brigid's.
  • 1952
    Woollahra Art Centre occupies the building, including an open-air theatre for children in the gardens.
  • 1954
    Becomes the working headquarters for the Royal Commission on Espionage.
  • 1955
    Woollahra Library officially opened in the building's garage.
  • 1957
    Woollahra Municipal Library moves into the former house.
  • 2016
    St Brigid's doors close as Woollahra Library moves to a new location in Double Bay.

Following the Council resolution in September 2018, the building located at 538 New South Head Road, Double Bay will again open its doors to the community as an Art Gallery.

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