I just had the great pleasure of going on an exclusive Surry Hills Devonshire Street tour led by the two most beautiful tour guides from Culture Scouts.
Now I must say, I wouldn’t normally drag myself to go to a museum or gallery. However, after this fantastic two hour exploration into some of the best hidden gems in Sydney, I now want to be a painter!
We first met at Bourke Street Bakery, which if you haven’t been there, I suggest you go because you will eat everything in the bakeshop. Our topnotch tour guides then showed us a few interesting galleries where I found myself lingering and asking the artists far too many questions.
Not only was my mind expanded through various painters and photographers, but my personal favorite spot was The Pottery Shed. Behind a bright red garage door, lay a world of clay pots and many dirty hands.
These and many other captivating places we went to on our tour are tucked away in the nooks and crannies of Surry Hills. This two hour journey felt like I was taken away for a decade into a land filled with mesmerizing artists and their enchanting creations. I would have never discovered these landmarks if it weren’t for this well planned out tour by Culture Scouts.
Whether you are a local or someone passing through Sydney, I highly recommend going on this tour. You will be inspired and astounded at the artists that are living their dreams, just behind a red garage door.
Tickets & Info for future Walking Tours: www.culturescouts.com.au
Reviewed by Olivia Lyle.