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White Rabbit Gallery

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by Wendy (subscribe)
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, White Rabbit
The tea house, with hanging bird cages as decoration

Once I settled myself comfortably, I couldn't wait tasting the handmade dumplings. It is the shop specialty fresh, delicious and soft in texture, with chicken and corn as the ingredients.

Delicious handmade dumplings White Rabbit
Delicious handmade dumplings

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.

Shops, White Rabbit
Shop is located at the shop entrance
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Why? A gallery where you can enjoy art, food and shopping
When: Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m (Note: The gallery closes for three to four weeks in February and August for the installation of new exhibitions.)
Phone: 61 (02) 8399 2867
Where: 30 Balfour Street, Chippendale NSW 2008
Cost: Free entry
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