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Potts Point Galleries opens doors to local community

Potts Point Galleries

Early this month, Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Sydney icon Paul Baker opened the new Potts Point Galleries.

The galleries, located on Mcleay Street in Potts Point, are now home to a large collection of Sydney’s finest antiques belonging to Sydney’s most reputable antiques dealers.

The galleries are considered the newest addition to a vibrant arts and antiques scene in the suburb.

“Potts Point is home to one of our city’s most diverse local shopping precincts, and the new Potts Point Galleries is a welcome addition. I wish Paul and his team every success as they settle into their new home, and have no doubt their treasure trove will soon become a must-visit destination for locals and visitors alike,” said the Lord Mayor.

Gallery owner Paul Baker has added the project to a series of successful contributions to Sydney’s art community.

In the 1980’s, Mr Baker restored the Coogee palace, transforming the area for the local community. Later in the 1980s, he transformed Sydney’s first laundry, The Parisian, into the Woollahra Galleries Antique Centre.

“Paul Baker has done it again, Phoenix rising from the ashes: With the Sydney Antique Centre closing its doors forever on June 30, within a month Baker, the visionary behind the Woollahra Galleries, which closed two decades ago, opened the doors to the new Potts Point Galleries.”

This time, Mr Baker has transformed an abandoned video store into the Potts Point galleries, bringing with him many art and antiques dealers from the Woollahra Centre.

Located at 67 Mcleay Street, Potts Point, the gallery is open seven days and includes late night hours to accommodate the vibrant life of the area.

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