2 Danks Street
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A creative contemporary arts complex
Noteworthy for: Danks Street gives the general public direct access to artists and their work.
A hive of creativity, this Waterloo arts complex is a working centre for Sydney's emerging artists, photographers and designers, and also hosts regular, expert-led panel discussions on a range of arts-related topics.
The attached Danks Street Depot is an award-winning cafe/restaurant with a daily changing menu, and the accompanying temporary galleries host regular exhibitions of contemporary art from across the world. Most artworks are for sale, and it's a good place to source an investment piece to take home.
Saturday mornings are the best time to visit, as many of the galleries have open workshops, with artists available to discuss their work.