The Brett Whitely Studio
The Brett Whitely Studio was the workplace and home of Australian artist Brett Whitely (1939–1992).
Brett Whitely AO was born in1939 and lived until 1992. His work was represented in large Australian galleries. Brett Whitely AO was a popular Australian artist. He is represented in the collections of all the large Australian Art Galleries and is twice winner of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes.
His exhibitions were shown in Australia, Italy, England, Fiji and the United States.
The Australian Jewish Museum
The Australian Jewish Museum was officially opened in 1992 by The Governor of NSW, Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AC and in 1994 was given an Award of Distinction in the NSW Tourism Awards for Excellence, and a Commendation in the 1995 Human Rights Awards. The Sydney Jewish Museum is a documented showcase of the history of WWII Holocaust particularly the history of Australian Jews. It is a fascinating journey and one the Museum showcases to promote racial unity.
Surry Hills Markets
Surry Hills Markets
Held on the first Saturday of every month is the Surry Hills Markets are held next to the Clock Hotel.
The Surry Hills Markets are a place to hunt for bric-a-brac and treasures including vintage clothing, hand made goods, books, recycled clothing. You will also find food, produce and craft.
Open from 7.00 am to 4.00pm rain or shine.
After visiting the markets you can explore the local retailers, café’s and restaurants in the vicinity.
It’s been a local favourite since 2013 and Eternity Playhouse has become an iconic theatre destination in Sydney. This beautiful heritage listed building has been restored and is now a state-of-the-art theatre.
The Eternity Playhouse was named in honour of Sydney identity, Arthur Stace who became known as ‘Mr Eternity' because he anonymously chalked ‘Eternity’ on the city’s footpaths for over 30 years. The mysterious chalk calligrapher’s identity was revealed by the Sunday Telegraph in 1956, when Stace was aged 72.
National Art School
Visitors to the National Art School can relax in the grounds of the café that serves breakfast, lunch and snacks.
The National Art School is easy walking distance to Taylor Square and Oxford Street.
Popular Food Venues
There is a reason people line up to purchase their favourite treats at the Bourke Street Bakery. The bakehouse is small, so keep in mind you might need to purchase your bakery treats and head over to the local park or back home to enjoy the food.
Speaking of lining up! You will no doubt notice people patiently waiting to be served delicious Gelato from this iconic Surry Hills eatery.
The Winery Surry Hills is a must visit for a delightful lunch or dinner. Nestled amongst fairy lights and greenery you can choose from cocktails, wines, and excellent food and sit inside, on the veranda or in the gardens.
As you stroll through Surry Hills you will come across wonderful boutiques, gift shops, home wares and much more. Surry Hills is a vibrant and colourful Sydney destination.
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