Art enthusiast. Loves painting, bushwalking and travels. Writing what I love sparks my passion. Sydney, Australia.
Published June 10th 2012
Located in the inner Sydney suburb of Chippendale, White Rabbit is the leading contemporary Chinese art gallery. However, the gallery has indeed more to offer – a tea house, a library and a shop are available at one spot.
Upon entering the gallery, the spacious reception area is very welcoming and inviting. Hanging high up the ceiling in the tea house, you'll find traditional Chinese bird cages, offering a touch of unique character to the tea house.
The tea house, with hanging bird cages as decoration
The gallery runs regular tours from Thursday to Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm. Since the gallery is currently showing a special exhibition - Down the Rabbit Hole, I joined the tour which was dedicated to this exhibition. The guide is very friendly and knowledgeable. The displayed artworks spread over four floors - a collection of paintings, sculptures, installation works from Chinese artists in Taiwan and China. Light and sound are integrated in some of the artworks, which are impactful and impressive. The exhibition runs until the 5th of August this year.
All artworks are very unique; a diversity of approaches and styles, with some of the works revolving around social issues such as environmental degradation and consumerism. It is indeed provocative, encouraging you to delve deeper into their meanings. The 'Down the Rabbit Hole' exhibition is definitely worth a visit – it's simply inspiring and enlightening.
Before leaving the gallery, make sure you visit the shop as there is a range of interesting items for your selection, including stationery, gift items and decorative items. You may like to pick a few items home to beautify your home or as gifts for your loved ones.