Egg and Dart on Raymond Road in Thirroul is re-birthing as a contemporary artspace.
They’ve found another place nearby to continue their successful framing arm, so will now use the Raymond Road shopfront as a commercial gallery, showcasing Australian and international artists. They’ve also expanded to include art consultancy, custom design and conservation framing.
The first exhibition, on now, is the work of gallery-owner Aaron Fell-Fracasso.
Born in Bulli, Aaron now calls Wombarra home. “I studied Visual arts at West Wollongong TAFE, then Fine Arts at Wollongong Uni,” he says. “It has taken me a while to make a solid commitment to my practice. Actually, surfing got in the way,” he laughs. “But now it’s very much my life. I work in concentrated blocks, locking myself away in my studio for weeks at a time.
In fact, I didn’t have a studio for a long time, which forced me to explore the versatility and ease of paper as a medium. Now, I love it for what it allows me to do.
It’s easy to store and easy to work on, and it forms the basis of this current exhibition.
Aaron says eight or nine commercial exhibitions will now be held at Egg and Dart every year. The rest of the time the newly-created gallery will be handed to conceptual artists who will be invited to work with the space.
Art will also be displayed at the newly-created Black Gold gallery above Finbox in Thirroul.
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