Chip away at Chippo to discover a thriving creative hub
Take the Chippendale Gallery crawl Chippo is the hub of an exciting emerging art scene in Sydney. Start your crawl at NG Art Pop-Up Gallery (L1, Central on Broadway), then cross the square past the kinetic ‘Halo’ sculpture to view international art at DNA Projects (3 Blackfriars St). Visit commercial Galerie Pompom (2/39 Abercrombie St) and artist-run initiative MOP Projects (2/39 Abercrombie St). See photography at X88 Gallery (88 Abercrombie St) and contemporary art in a former church at NG Art Gallery (3 Little Queen St). There’s a longstanding artists’ cooperative at Harrington St Gallery (17 Meagher St), a showcase of mid-career artists at McLemoi Gallery (45 Chippen St) and museum-quality work at the Commercial (148 Abercrombie St), plus community art at Pine St Creative Arts Centre (64 Pine St). The Chippendale Creative Precinct (CCP) has created a Gallery Guide of Chippendale and surrounds; you can pick up a copy at any of these galleries or download it from chippendalecreative.com.