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Chippendale is a small suburb located on the southern edge of Sydney’s CBD. The inner-city suburb is between Cleveland Street and Broadway, with proximity to the Central Railway station.

The suburb’s history dates back to 1819 when large tracts of land were granted to William Chippendale; the man after whom the suburb is named.

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For a suburb that has long been a working-class enclave, Chippendale has undergone gentrification giving rise to a popular destination for both Sydneysiders and foreigners. Its vibrant art scene has made it a favourite place for art lovers, primarily because of the many art spaces developing every other day.

Enjoy an art tour of the suburb by visiting the iconic White Rabbit Gallery. This gallery is a few minutes from Central Station and constitutes a magnificent four floors of captivating art as showcased by more than 30 artists. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the local Japanese culture at the Japan Foundation Gallery. This gallery aims to connect audiences to Japan’s rich culture through traditional works of art as well as contemporary pieces.

An art tour of Chippendale is incomplete without visiting Spot81; a modern art gallery that displays works by Australian and international artists. The gallery’s diversity shows works in different forms, among them, new media, painting and sculpture. Wind up with a tour of Artshine Gallery that gives you a new appreciation for emerging artists.

There is no better way to explore the urban village in Chippendale than by exploring Central Park. This astounding architectural feat embraces modern trends and gives locals a beautiful place to live, work and shop.

Take a gastronomic journey when you visit Kensington Street, just a minute’s walk from Central Park. This part of Chippendale has slowly morphed to be a favourite hangout joint, and for a good reason. The street’s eateries feature different cuisines from Japan, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia. Contemporary cuisine, for those with a reserved palate, is available at Automata and Koi Dessert Bar.

Combine the best of food, art and culture for an unforgettable trip in Chippendale. Transport is available to and from Central Railway Station.

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