Things to do in Surry Hills

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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom9,517 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating space and a wonderful insight into the creative world of Brett Whiteley.
    This former warehouse was both home and working studio for Whiteley from 1987 - 1992. Left untouched after his death, the upstairs level includes unfinished works, paints, brushes and all sorts of painting tools.
    Drips and splashes of paint mark the floorboards and one wall is covered in handwritten quotes and images and scribbled musings. He filled his space with assorted and seemingly random odds and ends that caught his eye and inspired him - shells, seed pods, binoculars, books, a cricket ball. If you have any interest in the artistic process, it’s a must.
    Downstairs is more like a conventional gallery and is currently displaying an exhibition ‘Chapters 1959–69’, a collection of his works made between the ages of 20 and 30, a period of intense travel and artistic experimentation. It includes his disturbing Christie works, the London Zoo works as well as paintings from his time in New York and Fiji.
    It’s not a big gallery so you probably only need to allow an hour. However the exhibitions change from time to time so it’s worth a repeat visit.
    Staff were very helpful. They gave us a brief introduction and were on hand to give more information whenever needed.
    The studio is a little out of the way, in a small back street in Surry Hills. We walked from Central Station and it took about 15 minutes. Even when we arrived, we didn’t spot the building immediately because it is an unobtrusive, plain brown colour.
    NOTE: Entry is free and there’s no need to book ahead. However it is only open Thursday - Sunday.
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • qaatalia
    Sydney, Australia315 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I attended yesterday's matinee of Boomkak Panto and it was terrific. Just the sort of play for Christmas time. The actors were very good and were obviously enjoying themselves as well as working hard during dance sequences etc. Highly recommended if you just want a fun time. But be aware - it closes 23 December!
    Written 12 December 2021
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  • Lissel A
    Brisbane, Australia691 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to Surrey Hills to have brekky at Bills (separate review) and enjoyed a leisurely walk along from Oxford Street end, exploring the shops and admiring the buildings along the way. For me, many of the shops were more up market than I expected, as the old second hand shops have given way to upcycled wares and carefully curated specialist vintage shops which aren't quite my thing or my price point. However it was fun to explore, and I did find a Salvos along the way where I scored some excellent value DVDs, books and clothes.
    Written 31 August 2019
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  • brian s
    Sydney, Australia17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have some of Marks work in my restaurant and it always turns heads. It is a talking point of all my customers.His sydney scenes are simply amazing. Wheather you are looking for home or the office im sure you will find more than one at marks gallerys.
    Thanks Mark
    Written 15 July 2019
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  • Marty ..
    Ballina, Australia490 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whilst exploring Prince Alfred Park .. I easily noticed a rainbow coloured path .. this meaningful pedestrian pathway , is within Equality Green area of this Sydney park

    The Equality Green pathway Honours Marriage Equality

    The spacious Prince Alfred Park , is another large green space , surrounded by inner city dwellings & in quick walking distance to Central Train Station

    For all ages , with lots to do .. other things I discovered within Prince Alfred Park
    * Prince Alfred Park Public Pool
    * Public Barbecues
    * Basketball Court
    * Tennis Courts
    * Children Playground
    * Outdoor Fitness Zone
    * Picnic Areas
    * Scooter Paths
    * Water Drinking Fountains
    * Park Benches
    Written 27 February 2023
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  • eugenegustafsson
    Sydney, Australia235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great little gallery, rediscovered Harold Cazneaux images from Federation. Images of Darling Harbour, North Sydney, Martin Place in sepia and black and white
    Written 21 May 2016
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  • chelsea69
    Sydney, Australia358 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go here regularly with friends. Very relaxing. Pool clean. A few sun lounges and a small grass areas to sit. Staff friendly. Close to lots of great restaurants.
    Written 7 February 2020
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  • kubu0002
    Minneapolis, MN13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food, great ambiance, and a killer old fashioned. This was the best food we’ve had on our trip to Australia. The market fish with the clam sauce was delicious as was the raw scallop!
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • Anton
    Sydney, Australia94 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    If there was a half star rating I would struggle to feel this was a low enough score for the VERY VERY POOR level of customer service from David Jones. This company is very dodgy. I had my credit card details stolen through the David Jones platform and someone has made purchases online. When I reported this to them, they did absolutely nothing at all. The "customer service" from the David Jones head office were completely useless and rude. Be very careful shopping with the David Jones company online through their platform as they obviously keep customer details from purchases well after you have made them. The David Jones system is obviously flawed and they have a security issue. David Jones I will never purchase anything from you again, and I will be ensuring that EVERYONE I know hears about this terrible experience that I have had because of you. DO NOT SHOP AT DAVID JONES.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia27,919 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a patch of green in the city and that is a real positive but it was not that well presented or special and there are better parks around. But it was green and open.
    Written 28 August 2019
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  • Cearan G
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a fantastic day out with our brilliant tour guide, Erin. Stopping off at 3 vineyards all with their own quirks, one with cheese pairings, one with chocolate pairings, and then finally on to the gin tasting at the end. This is a well thought out tour with good fun along the way. Erin was a super guide, great story teller and made the whole trip comfortable and seamless. Would definitely recommend
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia3,383 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located next to the exit/entrance in the south-east corner of Central Station are a row of statues to heroes of Latin America. The statues, footpath and surrounds are now open completely with the completion of the light rail construction.
    There is a small plaque on the plinth of each statue detailing who these people were and the date range of when they lived.
    Written 19 December 2022
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