Hg2 : The Hedonist

White Rabbit

This gallery is owned by husband-and-wife founders, Kerr and Judith Neilson and should definitely be one of the things to do in Sydney. It came about when Judith’s tutor introduced her to a burgeoning contemporary art scene exploding in China. Judith began to collect her own pieces and it grew from there. Set in the gritty heart of Chippendale’s urban streets, the space spans four floors of a former knitting factory, with airy exhibition spaces, a library of catalogues, artist biographies and surveys of Chinese contemporary art, and a gorgeous teahouse where in-house Uyghur tea expert Yusuf serves up an impressive range of Chinese-grown herbal teas. It’s a fascinating insight into the minds of gifted Chinese artists, who are often forced to go underground to pursue their passion, especially due to a spate of crackdowns by Chinese authorities. There’s plenty to learn – if you want to know more, passionate tour leaders explain all the details on guided tours each Thursday to Sunday at 11am and 2pm.

30 Balfour Street,
+61 2 8399 2867
Opening Times
10am-6pm Thurs-Sun.
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