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Private museums are a rare species in Australia, in contrast to the virtual abundance of private art collections abroad.
Yet over the last ten years or so, the scene has begun to transform with budding art museums popping up around the place with refreshingly modern, bold art. Granted, there would probably be even more of these private museums if it weren't for the exorbitant amount art museums cost, but something's got to give.
White Rabbit Gallery, Chippendale - White Rabbit Gallery
The White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale (or Newtown, depending on which sounds more hipstery) is, as the 'About' says, "The White Rabbit Collection is one of the world's largest and most significant collections of contemporary Chinese art." It is indeed a very spectacular museum, with exhilarating exhibitions of eclectic oriental art.
Founded by Kerr and Judith Neilson, its origins date from when Mrs Neilson's art collection grew too large for her own house gallery. Her interest in the very interesting Chinese art scene gave birth to this abundant Collection of art. In fact, the art on show is only a small corner of the Collection that exists at White Rabbit.
Every February and August, the gallery is closed for the whole month (which becomes unbearably long. At least February is only 28 or 29 days. But August's 31 days!) to rehang paintings and pave the way for another exciting show of art.
On August 30, White Rabbit will be unveiling its highly anticipated new show for the next 6 months, 'Serve The People'. There will be the ever-lovely tour guides to escort visitors through the gallery, offering insights and interpretations, and also the funky, popular teahouse which even features delicious handmade dumplings and relaxing Chinese teas.
It is four stories of artistic wonder, pushing boundaries with its eye-opening art shows which are open to all members of the public. Tours are from Thursday to Sunday inclusive, from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.