From stately home, to espionage to art gallery.
Rork Projects are honoured to be transforming this Sydney historical house into an community art gallery for the Woollahra Municipal Council.
St Brigid’s was designed by English architect Frederick Moore Simpson and built in 1897 for Captain Arthur Lassetter as their family home.
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 where it now looks over Blackburn Gardens at Redleaf.
It is hoped that St Brigids becomes a desired exhibition space for emerging and unrepresented artists from across Australia and the gallery to become a successful destination gallery that attracts people interested in cultural tourism from outside Sydney’s Eastern suburbs.
St Brigid’s is one of the few surviving mid-nineteenth century harbour foreshore grand mansions.
We’re looking forward to the much-loved 122 year old house once again opening its doors in 2020.