The Billich Gallery is one of Sydney’s hidden gems; a delightful escape for art lovers looking to immerse themselves in Sydney’s rich history through exquisite works of art.
Charles Billich Gallery, Contemporary Art, The Rocks, Sydney NSW
The gallery is housed in an old sailor’s home close to the ferry terminal at Circular Quay. It is easy to walk straight past the gallery, but the stunning piece of art that adorns the front door immediately captures one’s attention. The piece, which captures the eclectic magnificence of the Sydney Opera House, is an eye-catching piece that draws the visitor into the gallery.
Once inside, one cannot help but marvel at the building’s design, whose rustic touch makes it a work of art. The wooden railings complement the tiny arched windows with views of the Quay, while the wooden floorboards tell the story of the house’s history.
Strolling through the Billich Gallery, this awe-inspiring gives visitors a glimpse into the mind and life of Charles Billich, one of Australia’s most famous painters. There is a huge display that contains Charles’ works of art, most notable oils on canvas. Each of the pieces has a story behind it and this is what makes Billich Gallery so special. It is also easy to pick the artist’s love for sports if the use of subjects such as Ian Thorpe and Makybe Diva is anything to go by.
Other works of art boast of modern city skylines, the country’s memorable moments (including the iconic opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge), as well as portraits of famous men and women across the world. The display is spread across three floors, making it a truly magnificent way to spend an afternoon.
If you appreciate art in all its forms, then this gallery is a must-visit. The Billich Gallery is open daily and entry is free.