A walk of art

Balmain and Rozelle have long attracted artists, authors and creatives and they form the backbone of our community. On this walk, as you weave your way through the streets, you’ll discover numerous galleries, celebrated local artists, artisans and makers.

Start your journey at Bits of Australia in Balmain East where you’ll find Australian art and souvenirs. The team have carefully curated the store with an extensive range of genuine Aboriginal art, and everything in the store is Australian made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearby, at Home Industry, you’ll find a selection of vintage and new homewares and divine textiles for your next home project.



Wander down Darling Street and pop into Kirana Haag at 202 Darling St, where you can browse original artworks or have a work
commissioned for your home. Be inspired by the use of colour and light in her works. Take a brave step and book an art class with Kirana to create your own artwork. While you are there, be mesmerised by the originality of the Julius Haag sculptures on display.

Established by local artists, the Art Gallery on Darling has a revolving annual calendar  of artists who showcase their diverse art  in all its forms – printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography. 

Pop into Hill of Content Bookshop, where  you will find a large array of art-inspired  books, perfect for your home coffee table  or to gift to an art enthusiast.

Try your hand at weaving or crocheting at Fibre Art in Australia, which has regular workshops on offer. The shop features a floor-to-ceiling gift range of handmade pieces designed to make any gift recipient feel special.   

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Newish to the scene, Chulo Studio is a creative space that connects artists to the community in the heart of Rozelle. This warm open space is designed to inspire people big and small, from DIY workshops, kids’ creative free play, adult paint and sip sessions and after-school classes. 

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You can’t be in Rozelle without visiting this  gem of a shop, Embellish Atelier. All the  hats and headpieces are constructed entirely by hand using an authentic artisanal approach. Whether you need a hat for the races, a tiara for the ball or a headband for the gala, this  is the shop to browse in. 

Cross the road and walk through the historic Balmain Watch House, home to various artist exhibitions throughout the year. Flick through the historical books, photos and resources  by The Balmain Association.

Australian contemporary artist, Lara Scolari is on Beattie St and has an open gallery most days, where her joyful artworks are on display. Lara’s art is inspired by nature and experience, and each piece is one-of-a-kind.

Nearby, 52 windows brings joy to passersby with a weekly art display in the window. 

At Punch Gallery, in-house artist Iain Powell displays his unique pieces. Often displayed in the window, these artworks spread happiness to locals. In store, there are unique and handcrafted jewellery, glassware, ceramics  and whimsical objects to explore. 

 

Next door, Mecque is the destination for designer homewares and lifestyle, combining the best of local and international designers. MoMA, Greg Natale, Tom Dixon, Maison Balzac and Hunter Lab are just some of the brands
you’ll find. 

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Head down to Artspark Studio, where children and adults can learn to sew, and after-school art classes inspire young minds. The extensive garden at this studio not only produces seasonal fruit and vegetables, but much of the art materials are found in the garden. Artspark is also home to Niwa and Tori, resident hens, and Pablo and Monty, the much-loved guinea pigs.

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Representing more than 250 artists, the Kate Owen Gallery spans three levels, houses over 2,000 Aboriginal artworks, and showcases the diverse styles of ethically sourced Indigenous art across Australia. Explore an extensive selection of decorative, designer, and collector artworks that will breathe life into any space.

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Every afternoon, young creatives from local schools descend on Paper Rock Scissor Art Studios as they enjoy after-school classes exploring all art techniques. The light-filled studio also hosts adult workshops, teen classes, corporate functions and even hen’s parties. 

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A newcomer, 44 on Callan St, is a gallery space created in an old Rozelle factory. It opens on  6 April with the exhibition unentitled  – a suite of timely photomedia works by Denise Corrigan and David Watson, its artist proprietors. 

Down the road, in Drummoyne, Fine Print Co. curates a modern range of original paintings, photographs and limited-edition artworks perfect for any home or office.

 

 

 




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