Out the back of an eclectic second-hand shop, reminiscent of “Aladdin’s cave” on Lawrence-Hargrave Drive, lies a quirky tin shed with colourful treasure inside.
Simply titled Thirroul Gallery – at the back of Wombat (Thirroul’s iconic junk store) – one would fine works on canvas by founder Jason Rogers and Mambo artist David McKay.
“It’s created another facet to their little industry there,” Rogers said of the newly opened exhibition space.
A second launch party which features McKay in person will be this Saturday from 2pm to 6pm.
Rogers has spent time in many places but settled in Thirroul at least two years ago, a place he calls a “haven” for artists and musicians.
“Thirty years ago Bondi was a community of artists, but they all had to move out because it got all too expensive,” he said.
“I see charming reminiscence in Thirroul as another little coastal community.”
Rogers does not view other galleries and art spaces in the northern suburbs as competition but “collaborators” and hopes to work together with them in the future.
“I want it to become a sustainable gallery, but still with a solid community base,” Rogers said.