New arts and performance space in Chippendale

Written by Pili Mitchell
Published on 6 August 2015

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We’ve already got the White Rabbit Gallery, and now Chippendale - the IC’s hood - is about to get distinctly more GLAM.

Billionaire arts philanthropist and founder of the White Rabbit, Judith Neilson, has just submitted a development application to council to build Phoenix, a $32m arts facility that will combine a traditional gallery with a performance space.

In an interview with the AFR, Neilson said, “Visual arts have moved off the wall and become very interlinked with performing arts. You can see it, it's happening everywhere. And I don't think there's any going back."

Building Phoenix means that Neilsen’s contribution to the arts will exceed the $70m David Walsh spent to build MONA, making her one of the biggest private contributors to the arts in Australia.

Opening is probably a while away, but we’re excited to welcome our new neighbour!

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The Interaction Consortium
ABN 20 651 161 296
Sydney office
Level 5 / 48 Chippen Street
Chippendale NSW 2008

tel: 1300 43 78 99

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