White Rabbit

Top choice in Newtown & the Inner West

In many ways Sydney's best contemporary-art gallery, White Rabbit is tucked away behind the Central Park development in Chippendale. It's the project of billionaire philanthropist Judith Neilson, who has amassed one of the world's largest collections of cutting-edge, contemporary Chinese art (works produced since 2000) and has so many pieces that only a fraction can be displayed at one time. You'll find art here that is edgy, funny, sexy and idiosyncratic. An on-site cafe does speciality teas and dumplings.

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Nearby Newtown & the Inner West attractions

1. Central Park

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2. Mortuary Station

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3. Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

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4. Christ Church St Laurence


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5. Victoria Park

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6. Central Station

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7. Verge Gallery

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8. Powerhouse Museum

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