Explore Chippendale: Gallery Walking Tours

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Destination Chippendale: The Creative Heart of Sydney warmly invites you to attend the April instalment of our Explore Chippendale: Lunch and Gallery Walking Tour! Before the tour, treat yourself to a New York style grill at celebrated Chef Stanley Wong’s landmark new Japanese-American fusion steakhouse Eastside Grill, the newest first-rate dining experience on Kensington Street.

Join us as we explore four exhibition spaces and art destinations at the forefront of the Sydney arts scene throughout Chippendale this April. Your guide will lead you through a vivacious variety of the latest work by four local, up and coming and established artists and designers interviewing the art-makers along the way.

April Tour

Date: Saturday, 22nd April
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Meeting Point: Kensington Contemporary, 32 Kensington Street, Chippendale

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

A guided tour of:

  1. Kensington Contemporary: floor about Berto Pandolfo’s 3D printed furniture exhibition ‘MND’

  2. HALO, Central Park: Hear insights from Jeremy Sparks event engineer, project manager and structural, wind and mechanical specialist and his involvement in constructing Chippendale Landmark ‘Halo’.

  3. Wellington Street Projects: Solo exhibition and floor talk by Redlands, Konica, Minolta Art Prize recipient Emma Finneran

  4. 3.30-4pm, Collab Gallery at Pine Street Creative: Hear floor talks from Caoife Power and Tango Conway artists of the ‘FRESH’ exhibition which features the work of eight rising Australian artists under the age of 25

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.

A Special Lunch Invitation

Join us for a sumptuous three course feast prior to our April Gallery Walking Tour for only  $28, between 12.30pm – 2pm, as we delight in a lavish lunch at Eastside Grill!

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Seared Sashimi of Hiramasa Kingfish
Pickled Pear, Jalapeno

Charcoal-Grilled Hanger Steak
Truffled Mac n’ Cheese, Blistered Shishito Peppers

With dessert and complimentary wine!

Internationally celebrated Chef Stanley Wong has enjoyed an impressive career spanning several applauded restaurants worldwide, including the famed Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong and opening Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market in New York City as Executive Chef. His newest endeavour right here on Kensington Street delivers an American and Japanese influenced menu touched by the distinctive flavour of the traditional Japanese Binchotan charcoal grill. Eastside Grill injects a little of Manhattan’s meatpacking district into Sydney, combining classic New York favourites with a clever Japanese twist, creating a sexy and theatrical ambience to the restored one hundred year old Old Rum Store on Kensington Street.

Read Concrete Playground’s knockout review of Eastside Grill here.

Date: Saturday, 22nd April
Lunch: 12.30pm – 2:00pm

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


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

April TOUR

Date: Saturday, 22nd April
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Meeting Point: Kensington Contemporary, 32 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Cost: $22 + $1.98 Booking Fee

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