Sydney: 10 Things to Do

8. Surry Hills Galleries

Graffiti Wall-Brett Whiteley Studio Diana Panuccio
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"Art is the thrilling spark that beats death, that's all." So said the late Brett Whiteley, whose wayward brilliance can still be seen at the Brett Whiteley Studio, tel: (61-2) 9225 1740, in arts hub Surry Hills. Unfinished paintings, art equipment and books remain, as does a graffiti wall covered with quotes and images. For the spark of emerging artists, see the nearby First Draft Gallery, tel: (61-2) 9698 3665. When you're done gallery browsing, grab a flat white and a standout brunch at Four Ate Five, or try Reuben Hills' aptly named brothel sandwich in honor of some of the area's more wanton residents.

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