SMH: Darlinghurst convenience store owner Peter Jia finds new opportunities as an artist, with the help of NAS alumnus Brodie Cullen
Article by Lauren Ironmonger
Peter Jia, 62, owned the EzyMart convenience store in Darlinghurst for three years and came to art late in life. He started painting during the pandemic, initially to help his son with school art projects.
NAS Alumnus Brodie Cullen struck up a rapport with Jia and helped organise a series of art shows at the convenience store. Three shows were held within the walls of the EzyMart between November 2020 and April 2021. Jia’s paintings sat alongside those by students and teachers from the school, bumping up against chip packets and nestled among lolly bags.
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