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Walk - Taylor Square to Woolloomooloo Loop
Overview: Starting at Taylor Square, walk past the old Darlinghurst Gaol to Darlinghurst Rd. Walk down to the harbour at Woolloomooloo via William St and Forbes St. Return along Bourke St, Cathedral St, Crown St and Stanley St to walk through Little Italy. Finally, wind you way back up the hill via Riley St to Oxford St, arriving back at Taylor Square.
Start at Taylor Square on the corner of Oxford St and Bourke St where you will find a Growers' Market every Saturday from 8am to 1pm in front of the old Darlinghurst Gaol. Walk down Forbes St around the left side of the Gaol for the first gallery, which is inside this building.
NAS Gallery National Art School, Forbes St Darlinghurst ph 9339 8686 Hours Mon-Sat 11am-5pm email: email@example.com Exhibits a wide variety of art, including an end of year showcase of graduating students at the Art School.
Continue along Forbes St and turn right at the corner with Burton St. Walk along and turn left into Darley St for the next gallery.
Carry on to the Liverpool Street intersection, cross the road and turn left to view the next gallery around the corner.
Go back along Liverpool St and turn right into Darlinghurst Rd for the next gallery.
Walk back to Darlinghurst Rd, turn right and cross Liverpool Street for the next galleries.
Mansfield Gallery 269D Darlinghurst Rd Darlinghurst ph 9332 4379 Hours Tue-Fri 10am-4pm Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm. Email via a form on the website. Gallery space for emerging and established ceramic artists.
Continue on to William St, then turn left to the next galleries.
King Street Gallery on William 177 William St Darlinghurst ph: 9360 9727 Hours Tues-Sat 10am-6pm email: firstname.lastname@example.org Exhibits contemporary artworks by both emerging and established artists.
Walk a bit further along William St to the lights at Forbes St. Cross there and walk all the way down Forbes St through historic Woolloomooloo to the harbour. Turn right into Cowper Wharf Rd for the next gallery just around the corner.
This is about halfway through the walk, and is a good place to take a refreshment break at one of the many eateries and watering holes nearby: Harry's Cafe de Wheels is just across the road, old pubs such as the Tilbury, the Woolloomooloo Bay and Bells Hotels line the waterfront, and many chic cafes and restaurants operate on the Finger Wharf.
To continue the walk, go back along Cowper Wharf Rd past the Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel and turn left into Bourke St for the next gallery.
Continue along Bourke St and turn right at Cathedral St, walking to the corner with Crown St where you can visit the next gallery.
Soho Galleries 104 Cathedral St East Sydney ph: 9326 9066 Hours Tues-Sun 12-6pm email via a form on the website. This gallery presents artworks by new and emerging Australian artists.
Continue along Cathedral St and turn left on Riley St to the next gallery.
Continue along Riley St, turn left on William St then right into Crown St to the next gallery.
Conny Dietzschold Gallery 99 Crown St East Sydney ph 9690 0215 Hours Wed-Fri 11am-5pm Sat 11am-4pm email: email@example.com Specialises in contemporary art from Australia and New Zealand, representing emerging, mid-career and established artists.Continue up Crown St and turn right into the narrow Stanley Lane, then walk to the intersection with Riley St for the next gallery.
Watters Gallery 109 Riley St East Sydney ph 9331 2556 Hours Tues 10am-5pm Wed-Fri 10am-7pm Sat 10am-5pm email: firstname.lastname@example.org An innovative private gallery featuring contemporary Australian art.
Coming out of the Watters Gallery, turn right up Riley St, then turn right into Stanley St for the next gallery.
Stanley Street Gallery 1/52-54 Stanley St East Sydney ph 9368 1142. Email via a form on the website. Features a continually changing calendar of works by emerging and established Australian and overseas artists.
Return to Riley St, cross over and walk through the Little Italy area. Here you will find Italian cafes and restaurants as well as the historic East Sydney Hotel, expertly restored to recreate the features of its 1856 origins.
Return to Riley St then turn left and walk up to the intersection with Liverpool St for the last gallery.
Liverpool Street Gallery 342a Liverpool St East Sydney ph 8353 7799 Hours Tues-Sat 10am-6pm email: email@example.com Contemporary painting and sculpture by emerging and established artists.
Continuing along Riley St, walk up the hill to the junction with Oxford St. Turn left to return to Taylor Square.