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Belvoir St Theatre

25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

When the Nimrod Theatre building in Belvoir Street, Surry Hills, was threatened with demolition in 1984, more than 600 people – ardent theatre lovers together with arts, entertainment and media professionals – formed a syndicate to buy the building and save this unique performance space in inner-city Sydney.

Over 25 years later, this space, known as Belvoir St Theatre, continues to be the home of one of Australia’s most celebrated theatre companies – Belvoir. Under the artistic leadership of Ralph Myers and General Manager Brenna Hobson, Belvoir engages Australia’s most prominent and promising playwrights, directors, actors and designers to realise an annual season of work that is dynamic, challenging and visionary. As well as performing at home, Belvoir regularly takes to the road, touring to major arts centres and festivals both nationally and internationally.

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Gaelic Theatre

64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Production-wise, the Gaelic Theatre features a powerful NEXO Alpha E sound system and comprehensive stage lighting rig/desk in-house.

With major renovations completed The Gaelic Hotel is now a 500-capacity, split-level, multi-purpose venue situated only meters from Central Rail & Bus stations between Chalmers & Elizabeth Street. The Gaelic has a late License till 4am, 7 days a week, and is surrounded by late night 24-hour hotels and food outlets.

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First Draft Gallery

116-118 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Firstdraft is a non-profit gallery run on a voluntary basis by a group of practising artists. It is one of the longest running and most successful artist-run initiatives in Australia. Firstdraft asserts the importance of contemporary art production, dissemination and discussion in society, providing a stimulating exhibition space that is professional and accessible for a diverse range of artistic practices and projects. Alongside its exhibition program, Firstdraft runs a variety of other programs and projects and in 2010 launched a second venue, Firstdraft Depot.

Firstdraft is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Firstdraft Depot is supported by City of Sydney. Firstdraft is also supported by Porter’s Paints and Jed Wines.

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Brett Whiteley Studio

2 Raper Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

The Brett Whiteley Studio was the workplace and home of Australian artist, Brett Whiteley (1939‑92).

The artist bought the former warehouse in 1985 and converted it into a studio and exhibition space. He lived there from 1987 to 1992, the year he died in Thirroul.

The visitor is offered the unique opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the space - the studio with his unfinished paintings, art equipment and collections of reference books, and the graffiti wall covered with quotes and images.

The living area has memorabilia such as photographs, objects, postcards, furniture, his music collection and sketchbooks. The gallery has changing exhibitions of the artist's works: paintings, drawings, sculpture and graphics borrowed from the Whiteley Estate, Art Gallery of New South Wales and private collections.

There is a small gallery shop with postcards, posters and other merchandise for sale. There is no cafe at the Studio, however visitors are welcome to return on the day after refreshing at the numerous cafes and restaurants close by.

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Ann Snell Gallery

169 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Clients receive personal consultation in the Gallery.
Each registry receives its own online account where contributors can login to view the happy couple, the Artworks they have chosen, and details on how to contribute.
Family and friends that contribute receive assistance for any queries they may have, and upon contributing they receive a personal thank you note and a receipt.
Once the registry has been completed my clients receive a certificate noting each of their registry's contributors and accompanying each of their Artworks they will receive a certificate of Authencity and Artist's profile.

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Defiance Gallery I - Newtown

169 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Since its very inception in 1995, Defiance Gallery in Newtown has been synonymous with innovation in exhibiting painting and sculpture. Home to a range of artists - from promising newcomers to prominent Australian and international artists - Defiance Gallery hosts an inspiring annual calendar of painting and sculpture exhibitions for gallery and invited artists. This includes The Landscape Show, The Drawing Show and The Miniature Sculpture Show. In addition to its excellent reputation for contemporary paintings and works on paper, Defiance Gallery's wholehearted support and encouragement of sculpture in Australia has cemented its role as the leading sculpture gallery in Sydney. The gallery is also proud to represent The Estate of Lyndon Dadswell and The Estate of Ian Mackay, two pivotal figures in the history of Australian sculpture.

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Ray Hughes Gallery

270 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Twenty Years in Surry Hills
The gallery of Ray Hughes began in Brisbane in 1969 as Gallery 1Eleven in Musgrave Road. In 1972 it moved premises to trade as Ray Hughes Gallery on Enoggera Terrace. In February 1985 a second gallery was opened in Sydney in the Jersey Road space of the late Rudy Komon. In 1988, the principal gallery moved to its present location at 270 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills. The following year the gallery in Brisbane was closed and the Sydney gallery continued to show the work of prominent Queensland artists through the 1990s until present. In 1999 Ray Hughes first travelled to China and soon after began exhibiting the works of China’s emerging avant garde in the Sydney space. Today the gallery represents Australian, New Zealand and Chinese Contemporary artists as well as holding a significant stock of German Expressionist graphics.

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Maya da Dhaba

431 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

From goat masala to Goan fish curry, Maya da Dhaba serves up a rich blend of spices and traditional recipes from across India. Relaxed and inviting, the restaurant is both fully licenced and BYO. Maya Da Dhaba, is a fun, relaxing and inviting atmosphere where you can dine and celebrate corporate, holiday and special events.

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Daves Brewery Tours

26 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Dave's Brewery Tours are all about taking you to where good craft beer is made and where good things are happening. They bring together people wanting to taste and experience the best local beer with those who make it. They want to bring people closer to the toil and strife of what it takes to produce fine craft beer. To them, it's more than the art and science of brewing or the mechanics of a micro-brewery, it's the stories, the legends, the scars of effort and devotion to doing something different. It's about connecting people who are passionate about what they consume with those who are equally as passionate about what they produce. They promise that you will have a great day out, meet some interesting people, and taste some amazing locally produced craft beers along the way. What could be better than that?
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Mark Hanham Gallery

164A Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Born 1978 in Paddington, Sydney, Mark Hanham studied at National Art School then completed a Master's Degree in Art at the College of Fine Art. Mark Hanham was attracted to art at an early age and had an exceptional talent in capturing perspective, even when four years old - he has been drawing continually ever since. In 2011 at the age of 33, he took the almost unprecedented step of opening his own gallery in Sydney's busy Crown Street Surry Hills, exhibiting only Mark Hanham art. The gallery has defied economic downturns to become one of the most successful galleries in Sydney. Mark Hanham's style is essentially 'Contemporary Figurative'. With his large scale and brash works, he will take us on a journey of discovery into his own world. A modern 'Action Painter', he is influenced and inspired by Jackson Pollock and his drip painting.
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The Hughes Gallery

270 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
The gallery of Ray Hughes began in Brisbane in 1969 as Gallery 1Eleven in Musgrave Road. In 1988, the principal gallery moved to its present location in Surry Hills. The following year the gallery in Brisbane was closed and the Sydney gallery continued to show the work of prominent Queensland artists through the 1990s until present. In July 2012, the gallery made its most recent name-change to The Hughes Gallery, commemorating the passing of the gallery's management from Ray to Evan Hughes. Today the gallery represents Australian, New Zealand and Chinese contemporary artists as well as holding a significant stock of German expressionist graphics.


114 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
A temple to individuality, texture and beautiful materials, Planet has celebrated hand-crafting, style and sustainability for twenty years. Artisan pieces come from approximately 70 local and international makers in a range of materials including solid timbers, porcelain, alpaca, silk, linen, leather, wool, beeswax and bamboo. Planet has pioneered the use of solid Australian hardwoods for contemporary furniture design and developed an extensive range of classics. These pieces can be made to measure and a full design service is also on offer. The Planet collection includes soft furnishings, lighting, ceramic artworks and tableware and textile collectables....

Philas Stamp Auction

17 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
The Philas Stamp Auctions, established in 1975 is the the oldest philatelic auction service in NSW for the benefit of stamp collectors, and the future of philately. Nett proceeds of our auctions remain in NSW to foster philately - there are no shareholders and no paid staff. Philas is a 100% Voluntary, Not-for-Profit independent organisation....

The Fabric Store

21 Cooper Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
The first Australian Fabric Store opened in Surry Hills in July 2008 and has quickly become the ideal destination point for anyone looking for top quality designer dress fabrics. With a strong focus on natural fibres, the range is diverse, but includes a great selection of quality basics, like Japanese cotton shirtings, silk chiffons and georgettes as well as specialty pieces like New Zealand merino knits and leather hides. They also stock a basic range of haberdashery items and accessories. Sourcing fabrics from both local and international designers as well as sampling lengths from manufacturing runs means that the stock is continually changing and is peppered with treasures that you may see one day but will be gone the next. ...

Surry Hills Markets

Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
The Surry Hills Markets are an essential fundraiser for the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, specialising in handmade, second-hand and recycled goods. The markets are held on the first Saturday of every month in Shannon Reserve, on the corner of Crown and Collins Streets. The market is one of Sydney's most unique open air markets and operates regardless of weather, however, if it's particularly wet, the market may be restricted to paved areas. Over the Christmas and New Year periods, the normal schedule is maintained. If you find yourself in Surry Hills at the start of the month, this market is well worth stumbling across. ...