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The gallery is temporarily closed.

Please Note
Due to the ongoing COVID-related lockdowns in Sydney the White Rabbit will remain closed to the public until further notice. We will keep you updated of any changes here and also on our social media channels.

Location

30 Balfour Street
Chippendale NSW, 2008, Australia

The White Rabbit Gallery is conveniently located a short 10 minute walk from Central and Redfern train stations and the Railway Square bus terminal. We don’t have parking spaces available, but there is limited on-street 2 hour metered parking in the area. Alternatively, Broadway Shopping Centre has a car park offering the first 2 hours free of charge, it is also a short 10 minute walk from the gallery.

The closest disabled parking spots are at 71 Regent Street Chippendale and Myrtle Street Chippendale (between City Road and Paints Lane)

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Previous Exhibition, Recently Closed

Lumen 06.03 - 23.08.2021

Lights out on Lumen

Lights out on Lumen

Due to the ongoing COVID crisis and lockdowns in Sydney we have made the very difficult decision to pull the plug on our current exhibition, Lumen.
We will be taking the next few months to do a very slow, COVID-safe install for our next exhibition Big in China. As always, the health and safety of our staff is of utmost importance so we will be working with a restricted crew on site. The current situation in NSW makes it very difficult to make concrete plans, but if all goes well we hope to open the Gallery again in early December.

Exhibition

Virtual Tours

Lights out on Lumen

The White Rabbit Gallery has just launched an online exhibition digital experience.
Take a virtual tour of our recent exhibitions.
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Tours

Guided Tours

Until further notice, we will not be offering guided tours. Our floor staff are always on hand to share their fund of knowledge with visitors who want more information on the artworks and artists, and on Chinese contemporary art in general. Please contact the gallery for further information if necessary.

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Groups

Group Visits

Unfortunately, the age, size, and limited facilities of our building mean that White Rabbit cannot accommodate group visits or booked tours. Please see a letter from our Founder and Director, Judith Neilson, regarding group visits here.

About

White Rabbit Gallery

The White Rabbit Gallery was opened in 2009 to showcase what has become one of the world’s most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art.

Dedicated to works made in the 21st century, the White Rabbit Collection is owned by Judith Neilson, who was inspired to establish it after her first trips to Beijing in the late 1990s. She was thrilled by the creative energy and technical quality of the works she saw and wanted to share them with people outside China. She makes regular trips to China and Taiwan to augment the Collection, which now includes almost 3000 works by almost 750 artists and continues to expand.

The gallery building, a Rolls-Royce service depot in the 1940s, was completely refitted as an exhibition space by architect William Smart. Since the Gallery can house only a fraction of the collection at any one time, there are two new exhibitions a year, each involving a full rehang. For this reason, the Gallery closes during installations, usually in February and August.

The White Rabbit Gallery is a registered charitable institution funded solely by Judith Neilson. Admission is free.

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Tea House

Visit the Tea Hous

Whether you’re visiting White Rabbit’s collection, meeting a friend or just in need of a break, the gallery’s tranquil street-level Tea House is a delightful place to relax, chat, or simply read the paper as you sip.

As well as snacks, we serve a wide range of the finest Chinese and Taiwanese teas. Take your pick from oolong, partly oxidised leaves that are twisted or rolled into tiny balls; white teas, named for the pale down on their leaves; flower teas like chrysanthemum, which blossom in the pot; and in summer, cooling lychee or green iced tea.

If you’re not sure which tea will suit your taste or mood, our cheerful attendants are happy to offer suggestions. Most Chinese teas can be infused several times, and many taste best on the second or third steeping. We’ll keep topping up your pot at no extra charge until you’ve had your blissful fill.

For lunch, try a plate of our divine handmade dumplings (chicken and coriander or egg and chive; gluten-free alternatives are available) or scrumptious scones, served warm with jam and cream. And if tea is not your cup of tea, we have wine, beer and juices.

Our Menu

Wednesday–Sunday
10AM–4PM

Lunch
11AM–3:30PM