23 Dec 2020

Artful exploration: The Rocks Art Trail

First Nations people have lived in The Rocks area for thousands of years and it was the site of the first European settlement in Sydney. Over all that time the area has developed a rich and fascinating creative and cultural history.
Artful exploration: The Rocks Art Trail

Today, the area is home to a new generation of artists making history. The Rocks Art Trail is your chance to explore vibrant streets in the heart of the city, meeting the precinct’s new makers and creatives as you go.

To get you out exploring this summer, we’ve commissioned local artist Squidinki to create a one-off custom map including all of The Rocks best artists, creatives and makers. Download the map here or look out for QR codes in the windows of featured stores to grab it on the go.

The trail features 22 retailers including Squidinki, the world famous surrealist Billich Gallery, steampunk jewellery at AHW Studio and artisan shopping at The Rocks Markets.


From masterful Aboriginal art, to surrealist oil paintings and digital animals - these are the exciting artists you have to see in The Rocks.


Discover handcrafted jewellery, luxurious wool clothing and more by makers throughout The Rocks.


One of Elton John’s favourite stores and a premium women’s boutique stocking only Australian brands are just a couple of the must-visit design hotspots in The Rocks.

The Rocks Art Trail Map