Artists & Studios

Sydney Phillips

Canvas: acrylic, ochre, watercolour, paperbark. Homeware: pots, clocks, mirrors, decorative slate

In the early 70s, the nuns at St Mary’s didn’t quite know what to do with an inquisitive Ballardong Noongar boy. Putting me in a corner with some paper and a crayon seemed the easiest way to shut me up. That crayon turned into a paintbrush I haven’t put down since. I paint abstract landscapes. Acrylics and ochre create stories of boodja (country), the interconnecting elements of the land and the pathways forged by my ancestors from two cultures.


Waterwheel Gallery,

As people’s needs differ, visitors with any concerns around accessibility requirements are encouraged to contact the artists directly and confirm any requirements prior to their visit.

Opening Times

Friday 3/09 10am to 4pm
Saturday 4/09 10am to 4pm
Sunday 5/09 10am to 4pm
Monday 6/09 Closed
Tuesday 7/09 Closed
Wednesday 8/09 Closed
Thursday 9/09 10am to 4pm
Friday 10/09 10am to 4pm
Saturday 11/09 10am to 4pm
Sunday 12/09 10am to 4pm

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