Red Hill - Funky, Fun & Fabulous

Red Hill, “Where’s that? What’s there?” Seems to be the mantra of the moment… So the staff at Red Hill Gallery are here to set the record straight and fill you in on this fun, funky and fabulous suburb of Brisbane. Only 3km from the Brisbane CBD, Red Hill is the home to one of the city’s most well known and seen landmarks. St Brigid’s Church  is a characteristic part of the inner Brisbane skyline. Inspired by the St Ceciles Cathedral at Albi in France the church is situated on one of the highest points of Brisbane. Red Hill is also home to many people of the creative vein, boasting a large array of artists, musicians and writers. The suburb earned its creative reputation and literary significance with Nick Earl’s novel  “Zig Zag Street” set in the same street as its namesake in Red Hill.

Another important part of Red Hill, and perhaps to some readers the most important part, is that it is home to the Rugby League team the Brisbane Bronco’s! Gilbert Park is the training ground and club house for this loved sporting team.

AND of course it is home to Red Hill Gallery.  Operating since 1986 the gallery represents over 120 Australian artists and is recognised as one of Brisbane’s leading commercial galleries.

The gallery’s layout enables multiple exhibitions to be held at the one time and also provides our visitors with the chance to engage with an extensive collection of our non-exhibiting artists in the show room downstairs. With such an extensive collection of quality artists from a broad range of mediums it is recommended you give yourself enough time to fully appreciate all the gallery has to offer, as after all it is you and the happiness our artist bring you that keeps our passion for all things art burning strong. So, why not make a day of it? Come to the gallery and take the time to engage with the work, bring friends, your partner, your grandparents, heck, even your children are welcome! Then why not visit one of the many eateries and bars within the area? If you feel like a drink, and the weather is glorious why not sit on the deck at the Normanby Hotel and soak up the sun, you can even grab a bite to eat there. However, if you are looking for a more quiet experience then we would recommend one of the funky cafés in the area. Our personal favourites are La Vosh a gorgeous little patisserie and Cockadoodle a corner side café. If you are visiting us on a weekend then why not stop in to the Kelvin Grove Village  Markets and get some of your weekly shopping out of the way.

For the pampered and beauty conscious ladies and gentlemen (yes there are a range of treatments tailored especially for men) why not try one of Brisbane’s most reputable boutique Salons, In Therapy.  The owner Michele and her staff offer a wide range of services and cater to many of Brisbane’s A-listers. Another great place to make your regular is Goldie Locks and the 2 boys  a fantastic hairdresser and by far one of our favourites!