Update on the Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf

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Mayor Susan Wynne provides an update about what you can expect to see in the gallery when it opens later this year

    Local history; Double Bay

Published 1 September 2021

We’re eagerly awaiting the chance to welcome visitors into our new Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf in Double Bay.

The Gallery was due to open in August, however COVID-19 restrictions have meant we haven’t been able to open just yet.

The Gallery will be the home of Council-led exhibitions like the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, and will feature a diverse and ever-changing exhibition program with a focus on local and emerging artists.

The Gallery building has a rich and diverse history. It has been home to many important local families, the headquarters for the Royal Commission on Espionage (1954), a community gathering place as the Woollahra Arts Centre (1952) and most recently the Double Bay Library (1957–2016).

“I am so proud of Woollahra Council’s strong commitment to the arts and cultural development,” Mayor of Woollahra Susan Wynne said.

“We can’t wait to welcome you back to this magnificent building when it opens as our first public art gallery,” the Mayor said.

“When people visit the Gallery we want them to feel welcome and like they’ve come home. People can come for a swim, picnic in Blackburn Gardens and visit the Gallery”.

The first exhibition to be held in the Gallery will be the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. This will be followed by our Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize and then an exciting program of contemporary exhibitions.

The Gallery will be open Wednesday–Sunday. Entry will be free.

For updates on the Gallery,  follow us on Instagram @woollahragallery.

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