18 Dec 2023

Explore local art galleries around The Rocks

Here, we're delving into the enchanting realm of art nestled within the nooks and crannies of The Rocks!

Ken Done

After 40 years as a successful artist and over 50 one-man shows from Sydney to Tokyo, Ken Done is an Australian art icon. His work on acrylic with oil paints is vibrant and colourful, taking inspiration from diverse sources including nature and his home here in Sydney.

Drop into Ken’s gallery in the Rocks and you might be lucky enough to meet the man himself.

Atty Design

ATTY Gallery is the brainchild of Graham Atwell, a local Sydney artist and animal lover. He painstakingly creates detailed digital prints of furry and feathered friends (otters, giraffes, cats, rabbits, emus) that burst with colour and personality then puts them up for adoption (purchase) at his store in The Rocks.

Popping one of these beauties on the wall in your office might not be as good as adopting a real otter, but it’s the next best thing!

Matt Pearson Photography

Matt Pearson creates fine art photography that captures some of the world’s most beautiful locations in breathtaking style. Over the last 15 years, he’s travelled the world to photograph desert canyons in Arizona, soaring fjords in New Zealand and pure white beaches around Australia.

His sense of adventure has served him well and he’s quickly gained an international following, with collectors in every corner of the world. You can shop Matt’s selection in person at his store in The Rocks once the lockdown’s over, or jump onto his online store and get art delivered.


Max Mendez and Kerry Findley are a globetrotting couple who’ve worked for design agencies in England, Spain, America, Singapore and Australia. Not long ago they decided to follow their passions in illustration and design, leave the corporate world and start their own business. The result is Squidinki - a brand that uses everyday products as canvases for Max’s whimsical, humorous hand drawn illustration. Their shop in The Rocks has quickly become a local favourite, selling everything from fine art prints to illustrated tea towels and keep cups. 

Gannon House Gallery

Tucked in a historic building is Gannon House Gallery. It’s a home to many renowned artists living and working in Australia, who are themselves included in the collection. The work has a particular emphasis on indigenous art, and pieces that reflect the uniqueness of the Australian Landscape. 

The Museum of Contemporary Art

The home of modern art in Australia with an ever-changing exhibition program. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is dedicated to collecting and presenting contemporary art from Australia and all around the world.  There are also free guided tours of the exhibitions held daily. 

Argyle Gallery

Unique Australian and Aboriginal art and fine crafts, sourced directly from Aboriginal communities. Since 2000, Argyle Gallery has housed an impressive collection of Australian and Aboriginal art and stunning crafts. Pieces are sourced directly from Aboriginal communities and the artists themselves.

Shazia Imran Gallery

Shazia Imran, an internationally recognised and sought after mixed media, artist and gallery director of AAD Gallery has opened her first independent gallery in The Old Coroner's Court. She’s won countless national and international art awards and specialises in vibrant mixed media pieces. 

Visit to meet Shazia, view some of her pieces and perhaps even pick up a piece for yourself!