Best of Sydney 2017


Hidden in the maze of Surry Hills streets, studio and home – turned museum and art gallery of celebrated artist Brett Whiteley is something every Sydneysider should at least pretend know about. It’s a serene space of art, meaning, representation and feeling. A special privilege granted to those who wander through its doors, the gallery presents a compelling portrait of the mind of a genius. Look out for the two matchsticks, one burnt, one fresh – a snapshot into a man whose life and work reminds you that every match burns brightly until it’s extinguished. An ethereal drop suspended amongst endless streets, shops and balconies.

2 Raper St, Surry Hills. 9225 1881.

By Vamshika Bakshi

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