Chippendale, or “Chippo” as its affectionately known to the locals, has become a creative hub for Sydney’s inner city patrons. Located just southwest of Chinatown, Chippendale borders the CBD, yet the cheaper rent makes it a prime spot for independent galleries, art spaces and the like. As a result, the galleries have flourished with everything from small converted car garages housing only a few pieces to the four storey White Rabbit gallery complete with its own tea and dumpling bar. Indeed, to get through all of them could be a full day trek (including coffee stops and meal breaks of course).
NG Gallery 3 Little Queen Street
Tucked away down an alleyway, next to Chip Off The Old Block, and hidden up a flight of stairs lies the one room NG Art Gallery which features s rotation of exhibitions by Australian artists.
Spot81 81 Abercrombie Street
Despite only having opened a few month months ago, Spot81 is already a highly regarded destination on the gallery crawl, featuring an large gallery with an attached gift shop.
Harrington Street Gallery17 Meagher Street
This small gallery has been around since 1973 and features more traditional pieces.
White Rabbit Gallery 30 Balfour Street
By far the biggest of Chippo’s galleries, the White Rabbit features four levels of Chinese or Chinese-inspired art. There are some permanent instalments as well as temporary exhibitions and the art itself is a mix of photographs, paintings, prints, sculptures and videos (with very comfy viewing areas).
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This large gallery features several studios and usually displays a trendy collection of work.
Platform 72 Central Park Shopping Centre
This gallery/shop holds a collection of prints, Jewellery and homewares
for sale with a collection of paintings on display.
And that’s not even all of them, try;