Well it’s a hotbed of creativity which encompasses 10 clever young folk, including photographers and designers, as well as a gallery and a record store! Who knew?
We started offering the gallery space to give local creative people an inexpensive place to exhibit their works
And from this artistic community has emerged ‘Black Gold‘, a website that aims to unite local creatives, and give them a forum to discuss their works and promote their exhibitions.
Black Gold is headed up by Thirroul photographer Aaron Hughes.
“We started offering the gallery space to give local creative people an inexpensive place to exhibit their works,” he says. “Then we expanded the concept to include the website, where we have conversations with people about what they do and what they’ve brought to the Northern Illawarra, along the lines of the magazine ‘Dumbo Feather‘.”
Aaron has taken on the job of editing Black Gold says up until now he’s been concentrating on his own career, first with the Christian Surfers organisation, then as a travel photographer (who also does weddings)!
“We saw a real need to bring together local creative people,” says Aaron. “A vehicle where people can find out who else is around and what they’re doing, and to learn more about the creative community in the Northern Illawarra, and Black Gold was born!”
And don’t forget, there’s also an art gallery at the top of those Finbox stairs, so feel free to climb on up and check it out, and meet the lovely creative people who are sitting at the top, waiting to say hello!