Explore Chippendale: Gallery Walking Tours

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Join us as we explore four exhibition spaces throughout Chippendale’s dynamic art scene and enjoy a sumptuous lunch and complimentary wine prior to our Tour at Sneaky Possum.

Destination Chippendale: The Creative Heart of Sydney warmly invites you to attend the June instalment of our Explore Chippendale: Gallery Walking Tour and Lunch!! Before the tour, treat yourself to a tasty lunch and get to know your fellow walkers over wine at Sneaky Possum.

Chippendale Creative Precinct is a not for profit organisation that curates key cultural experiences in Chippendale, the creative heart of Sydney. The Explore Chippendale: Gallery Walking Tours is a monthly initiative that is instrumental in showcasing the groundbreaking art made by local Chippendale artists to large audiences. On the tour, we invite guests to meet exhibiting artists and hear them speak about their work, their influences and what it means to be at the forefront of contemporary Australian art practice.

Chippendale Creative Precinct General Manager Sally Lewis, will guide you to four of Chippendale’s leading art spaces exhibiting groundbreaking work by local and international artists and designers. We invite you to join us as we hear from the exhibiting artists and gallery curators, and discover the processes behind contemporary industrial design, film, installation, and painting.

Credit: Shepard Fairey – HOPE

Join us in June as we tour:

1. Kensington Contemporary: Hear a floor talk on contemporary industrial design works by UTS School of Design Lecturer and Industrial Designer Stefan Lie, whose work has led to a focus on interaction design for physical products.

2. The Old Rum Store: See selected works from Shepard Fairey’s own private collection. Fairey is the incredible street artist behind Obama’s HOPE campaign art and the guerilla OBEY images.

3. The Commercial: Curator Amanda Rowell will present artist Patrick Hartigan’s subtle and playful studies of still life painting.

4. Verge Gallery: Stemming from an interest in Body Art, Onward by Harriet Body, looks to the idea that the artist’s body can be utilized as an artwork and seeks to establish the painting as a record of the artist’s body in motion. Song of Sibyls is a film by Marlaina Read, with music by Katelyn Clarke, which explores the climate, landscape, physicality and aesthetics of a ‘hypothetical future’.


Join us for a sumptuous three course feast prior to our June Gallery Walking Tour at Chippendale’s coolest new hang-out Sneaky Possum! With an arty atmosphere and hipster setup, chef Briony Bradford has crafted a menu with a strong focus on local seafood and innovative aussie ingredients! Wine included!

Includes complimentary wine!


To start:
Sydney rock oyster – passionfruit dressing
1st course:
South Australian pink snapper ceviche – avocado, radish, finger lime
2nd course:
Pan fried gnocchi – broccoli, zucchini, peas, goats curd
Paperbark roasted duck breast – pumpkin, duck sausage, shiso
+ Complimentary wine!

Read Concrete Playground’s review of Sneaky Possum here.

Date: Saturday, 24th June
Lunch: 12pm – 2pm
Tour: 2pm – 4pm

Bookings essential
Explore Chippendale Gallery Walking Tours and Lunch: book your tickets now

Previous tours have been a great success with bookings filled to capacity. To ensure your place on the tour and avoid disappointment, be sure to make a booking today!


“Thank you!! It was amazing, and I will definitely be going to the next one. Enjoyed the drop sheet artist at Wellington St Gallery and then Sally’s explanation of the 3D printing. Was also nice to meet new people in a very enjoyable and relaxed setting. I think the lunch was very well organised and a well-constructed menu along with the abundance of wine – such good value !!! Nothing really to improve, was excellent and would highly recommend! Many thanks”

– Lucy Payne, April 2017

“Congratulations on your successful event. Overall, we enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to people who appreciate good food and experiencing a diverse range of art projects. We enjoyed learning how your organisation is supporting and promoting the arts community. Artists are often under-valued in communities and yet they play a vital role in building better communities and connecting people to their environment and each other. Well done on presenting a thought provoking, engaging and healthy indoor/outdoor experience!”

– Christopher Cosie April 2017

“I loved having the opportunity to become familiar with galleries in the area, as well as hear artists talk about their art, which enriched my understanding of the works and my overall experience. I was also very inspired by what the artists had achieved and the experiences they reflected on which lead to the artwork they had on show, in particular, Nicole Kelly’s residency in Spain. I can’t wait to learn more about the projects and opportunities that are underway.”

– Shani Ghosh, March 2017

“t was also very special to meet with the gallery owners and such a diverse group of artists who generously shared their experiences of working in the arts with us. To top it off lunch at Viet in Spice Alley was truly delicious. We were able to relax in the mezzanine level of the restaurant, enjoying a feast and a glass of wine and reflect on our morning together. I am sure that our friends enjoyed this excursion immensely and I would not hesitate to recommend it to others.”

– Anita Toft, March 2017

‘The galleries and works commented on had variety and were of high quality, the atmosphere was friendly but informative, Susannah was a knowledgeable and approachable guide’

– Geraldine Norris, June 2016

“The lunch was delicious, and there was so much food on offer, it was definitely great value. The art galleries were very interesting and Susannah was well briefed and very informative. Hearing from the artists was an absolute bonus. Interestingly, we all discovered a part of Sydney none of us had been to.”

– Michele Dunn, April 2016

   “I enjoyed the commentary from the artists themselves which really put the artworks in perspective.”

– Ermin Tham, March 2016

“Just wanted to say thanks for organizing such a fun (and informative) tour – and festivities. Susannah was an excellent guide, and I enjoyed talking to various members of our group.”

– Lindy Reid, February 2016

Tour Details


Date: Saturday, 24th June
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Meeting Point: Kensington Contemporary, 32 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Tour: $22 + GST and booking fee
Additional Lunch: $35 + GST and booking fee


Time: 12.00- 2.00pm

Meeting Point: Sneaky Possum, 86 Abercrombie St, Chippendale

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