The Chippendale Creative Precinct (CCP) is the thoroughly inspired brainchild of President Nicky Ginsberg, currently the NG Art Creative Residency program Director. As the former Creative Director of Kensington Street and former Director of NG Art Gallery, Ginsberg is the life force behind the burgeoning creative community and cultural hub that encompasses the precinct and continues to oversee its endeavours.
Since its establishment in 2010, the CCP, now rebranded to Destination Chippendale, has transformed from a newly emerged, innovative undertaking to a nuanced network of more than 15 galleries, charming cafes and renowned restaurants, as well as avant-garde businesses and individuals.
The CCP has successfully moulded the area into an arts, food and lifestyle destination that excites even the most cultivated palate and the seasoned gallery-goer.
In the centre of our precinct stands Central Park, whose plant-clad tower represents the precinct’s collective nod to a sustainable future with respect to the past. Visitors eat, shop and play at the Living Mall or stroll through the Chippendale Green, a natural meeting place for the area’s students, creatives and entrepreneurs to come together in the sunshine.
Beneath Central Park’s vertical garden walls, the celebrated Kensington Street serves as a focal point of Sydney’s best new restaurants ranging from casual hawker-style dining to exquisite culinary marvels, and from quirky boutiques to sophisticated cosmetic clinics.
Additionally, visitors are invited on various cultural odysseys such as time-travelling strolls through Chippendale’s past on our monthly Explore Chippendale Historical Walking Tours, and ventures through global cuisines on our regular Food and Wine Safari culinary extravaganzas.
After breathing much life and joy into Chippendale, the BEAMS Festival celebrated 5 years in 2017 and has been farewelled. To continue nourishing and provoking artistic expansion, the CCP is brazen and bolstered by initiatives such as the Chippendale World Art Residency formerly known as the Chippendale New World Art Prize, the free monthly Explore Chippendale Gallery Walking Tours, Chinese New Year celebrations, and the entertaining of Good Food Month.
Thanks to steadfast support, the CCP is delighted to continue on our forward-thinking path of igniting inspiration in Sydney’s downtown, Destination Chippendale: the creative heart of Sydney.
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 8th December 2016 at Kensington Street, Chippendale NSW 2008.
The Agenda and Proxy forms can be downloaded from the Organisational Reports on the left.
The Chippendale Creative Precinct Executive Committee is headed by President Nicky Ginsberg and consists of several key members of the CCP who represent the growing interests of the local creative community. They drive Chippendale forward, imprinting it upon public consciousness.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Founder & President
former Creative Director, Kensington Street
Managing Director, Milton Data Pty Ltd
Dr Stanley Quek
Executive Chairman, Greencliff Realty Pty Ltd and former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia