5 unique things to do around Potts Point Sydney

No#1 | Art Gallery NSW
15 min walk from Spicers Potts Point
Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Category: Art & Culture

One of Australia’s leading galleries, the Art Gallery of NSW is an easy walk from Spicers Potts Point. Showcasing a variety of outstanding Australian, Indigenous, European, Asian and Contemporary art, general entry is free with exhibitions generally ticketed. Australia’s much loved portraiture competition the Archibald Prize is exhibiting until the 9th of September 2018 along with the Wynne and Sulman. This years winner is Yvonne Coppersmith and her award winning picture is shown above. Our Winter Getaway now includes 2 x tickets to the Archibald exhibition.

No#2 | Gelato Creative Department
10 min walk from Spicers Potts Point
Gelato Messina Darlinghurst
Category: Food Experience

Gelato Messina is renowned for its gelato and has set the benchmark in Australia since opening in 2002. The Messina story began in Darlinghurst and the original store is still in operation today, now known as Messina Creative Department. Opening its doors weekly for just 8 people per sitting, the 7 course degustation menu (with matched wines) will blow your mind as you taste gelato in ways you never thought possible i.e.: Butter & Sage Gelato, Potato Foam, Potato Crisp, XO Sauce or Salted Coconut Gelato, Apricot & Elderflower, Miso & Egg Yolk.

No#3 | Hats are like a fine art
7 min walk from Spicers Potts Point
Millinery Studio Potts Point
Category: Fashion

Millinery is not a term one hears all that often and by definition is the creation of women’s hats. Potts Point is home to well known Milliner, Jane Stoddart and her hats are nothing short of magnificent. You can book an appointment to have your own custom hat made, allowing 3 weeks for it to be delivered to you. Or you could create your own in a weekend workshop, held in Jane’s art deco apartment. Every woman needs at least one beautiful hat for race day.

No#4 | The Sydney art quartet 2018
5 min walk from Spicers Potts Point
Yellow House Potts Point
Category: Art & Music

The Yellow House is a historic icon that has been used as a gallery & space to collaborate since the 1950’s. The Sydney Art Quartet is the feature ‘Performance in Residence’ showcasing up until November 2018. A fascinating sensory experience with a series of performances each unique, drawing upon the senses through taste, word, light, portraiture & sightlessness. Visit the Yellow House website to explore the program and pre-book your tickets.

No#5 | Elizabeth Bay House
10 min walk from Spicers Potts Point
7 Onslow Ave, Elizabeth Bay
Category: Living History

Stepping back in time and into the once private home of Alexander Macleay one of the most important public officials in Colonial Sydney. The build started in 1835 and once spanned 54 acres of manicured gardens overlooking the harbour. The house was built at enormous expense and the Greek style architecture is impressive. The main axis of the house aligns with the winter solstice. Luckily Elizabeth Bay House has been preserved as a Heritage icon and is open Friday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm, it’s well worth a visit.

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