Two of our Tutors Kevin McKay & Annabel Butler have been selected as finalists in the Kogarah Art Prize. Kevin has The Cobblers House & Annabel has Terrace Houses selected. Good luck to you both.
I frequently park in front of a pink house opposite the Kogarah High School, where I teach evening art classes, and admire its softening tones in the fading light. This modest home stands incongruously at the end of a retail strip on Regent Street. Decorative fascia give it a fairytale charm in contrast with the blank shuttered windows that seem to resist the outside world and yet, through its banal geometry, reflect its influence. This house (originally green) became by a post WWII immigrant who ran the cobbler shop next door from 1950-1990. He raised a family in this home where the matriarch still resides. This house remains as a legacy to the individual histories that contribute to the building of community.