Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf – coming soon!

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Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf – coming soon!
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Published 1 October 2020

We’re excited to announce the new Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, housed in the much-loved St Brigid’s building in Blackburn Gardens, will open its doors in 2021 to support artists and connect our community.

Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf will be a cultural hub for the community; a destination where all are welcome. A place where everyone can explore, discover and engage with the arts.

The Gallery will be home to our internationally acclaimed award for small sculpture, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, as well exhibitions from emerging and established artists.

The Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf building is currently being transformed into multiple exhibition spaces so it may host up to four exhibitions at one time or present larger solo and group exhibitions. The gallery will also include spaces for digital and new media art practice.

The cultural hub, situated below the gallery on the ground floor, will become the new home for the established Woollahra Artist in Residence Program, which provides studio space for artists to work in. The cultural hub will run selected Council-led cultural and creative programs available for the community to visit or hire for use.

The upgrade will also include the installation of an elevator, to make the new gallery accessible for everyone.

Cr Susan Wynne, Mayor of Woollahra said she looks forward to welcoming the community into the new space.

“Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf will be a wonderful artistic hub where people can connect with art through exhibitions, residencies, workshops and public programs - I’m so excited this fantastic space will soon open its doors for the community to enjoy.’

Man standing in Blackburn Gardens with the St Brigid's building in the background
Sebastian Goldspink, Gallery Coordinator 

Sebastian Goldspink, known for his work with the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art and ALASKA Projects, has been appointed as Gallery Coordinator to lead the gallery exhibition programming with the team.

“It’s an honour to be involved in the opening of this new gallery and to be returning to work in the building that I learnt to read in as a child in its former use as the Double Bay Library. It was a special place for myself, and many people who grew up in the area,” Sebastian said.

“I look forward to working closely with artists, curators and the team to deliver a dynamic and accessible art space that showcases the deep love and history of art in the East. A place that fosters opportunities for artists to generate new creative memories for future generations,” he said.

Expressions of Interest for the Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf are open to artists. Apply online before Friday 6 November.

For regular updates on the Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, sign up to the gallery enews or follow the gallery on Instagram @woollahragallery. You can also register your interest in becoming a gallery volunteer.

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