White Rabbit Gallery
The White Rabbit Gallery was opened in 2009 to showcase what has become one of the world’s most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art. Dedicated to works made in the 21st century, the White Rabbit Collection is owned by Judith Neilson, who was inspired to establish it after her first trips to Beijing in the late 1990s. She was thrilled by the creative energy and technical quality of the works she saw and wanted to share them with people outside China. She makes regular trips to China and Taiwan to augment the Collection, which now includes more than 2000 works by almost 700 artists. The gallery building, a Rolls-Royce service depot in the 1940s, was completely refitted as an exhibition space by architect William Smart. Since the Gallery can house only a fraction of the collection at any one time, there are two new exhibitions a year, each involving a full rehang. For this reason, the Gallery closes during installations, usually in February and August. The White Rabbit Gallery is a registered charitable institution funded solely by Judith Neilson. Admission is free.
The Gallery experience may be different to what you are used to, but your safety is our main priority. As we all adjust to this new way of sharing art, we kindly ask for your understanding.
For everyone’s safety, please see our requirements of entry to the White Rabbit Gallery:
- You will be required to check in upon arrival to support contact tracing, our staff will be on hand to assist in this process
- Bring a credit or debit card for any on-site purchases (we won’t be accepting cash).
- Don’t visit in a group.
- Don’t visit if you’re unwell, have experienced cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days, or have returned from overseas in the last 14 days.
- Consider downloading the COVIDSafe app.
- Use the hand-sanitiser provided on arrival.
- Keep at least 1.5 metres distance from others at all times
- Allow less-mobile visitors to use elevators first or consider using the stairs.
- If you have to Cough and sneeze whilst in the gallery, please do so into your elbow.
- Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds in our restrooms.
- Please don’t touch the artworks.
- Visitors with access requirements can still borrow the Gallery’s wheelchair which are sanitised after each use.
- Parents must hold children’s hands at all times
- In line with Government directives there are presently no guided tours
- There is no limit to how long you can stay at the Gallery.
*Visitors who don’t comply with these conditions will not be admitted or will be asked to leave to ensure the safety of all.
What we’re doing for you
- Floor markings and signage to help visitors maintain safe distances.
- Each Gallery space has its maximum capacity, based on the rule of 1 person per 4 square metres, we will have visual guides to assist with this, please follow instructions from staff.
- We’re we have increased our cleaning frequency with a focus on high touch areas
- We’ve provided hand sanitisers at the Gallery entry and also at various places throughout the building.
- All Gallery staff have completed Infection Control Training
We will continue to be guided by the NSW Government’s health guidelines and will provide updates to this information.
Let’s treat each other with kindness. We are all in this together… in art. We look forward to seeing you at the White Rabbit Gallery soon.