A New Public Art Gallery Overlooking The Sydney Harbour Officially Opens Today

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer

Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf

The Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf will be housed in an 1897 heritage building.

After a long 4-month closure, Sydney’s art enthusiasts and culture fiends can finally step out and soak in all the exemplary art the city has to offer. Which means enjoying the exceptional work of Doug Aitken at the Museum of Contemporary Art or exploring the enormous body of work from Matisse at the Art Gallery of NSW. But apart from the usual suspects, there’s a new kid on the block — The Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf. 

Sydney’s newest public art gallery officially opens to the public today.1829 Housed within the architecturally reworked 122-year-old St Brigid’s building, the gallery will offer some gorgeous views of the Sydney Harbour in Double Bay.

The Gallery has an incredible history with St Brigid’s being one of the few surviving 19th century grand mansions. It has also been the headquarters for the Royal Commission on Espionage and most recently the esteemed Double Bay Library before its relocation.

The Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf.

The inner-city suburb of Woollahra has long been one of the city’s most flourishing art and culture hubs. Now joining the foray, the Woollahra Gallery will be at the very heart of a brand new cultural precinct with a rich history including the Council Chambers built in 1863, the picturesque Blackburn Gardens, Murray Rose Pool, Redleaf Beach and kiosk.


The gallery is set to present a year-round program of contemporary art exhibitions, artist residencies and public programs so you can look forward to heaps of new and exciting events.

It will launch with an inaugural exhibition featuring 52 works by finalists of the 20th internationally celebrated Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.


What: The Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf
When: Thursday, November 4
Where: 548 New South Head Rd, Double Bay NSW 2028
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm, closed Public Holidays.
Price: Free admission

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