|Image: Defiance Gallery, Collector's Room At Gray's Inn|
Stellar Chinese, Indian and African antiquities from the 18th and 19th centuries are the grounding objects at the heart of Gray's Inn, Wollombi, between Noyce Brothers' Wines and Panino Cafe.
Sydney-siders may be familiar with Defiance Gallery, Newtown and its Director, Campbell Roberston-Swann and may also have visited Defiance Sculpture Park At The Gate Gallery, 2480 Wollombi Road, NSW 2325.
Now Defiance has opened The Collector's Room at Gray's Inn and the busy opening night on 21 April saw red dots appearing on a number of highly desirable pieces. Fear not, new acquisitions will await your every visit whether your mission is to add to a collection, buy a piece for decoration or to satisfy your quest for, say, a Buddha figure with a particular significance – protection, meditation, medicine, teaching, contemplation.
Love the Collector's Room and also enjoy a tasting of Noyce Brothers Wine (exclusive wine Partners to Defiance Gallery and The Gate Gallery) including the desirable The Directors Prize Shiraz 2009, limited release made from berries selected by Phillip Noyce. Eat great food at Panino Café, also at Gray’s Inn, and your experience is complete. (Panino Cafe T: 02 4998 3355.)
THE COLLECTOR'S ROOM. Access through *The Noyce Brothers Cellar Door or through Panino's Restaurant at 2884 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi NSW 2325. Opening hours Wednesday - Monday 10.30am - 2.30pm
DEFIANCE SCULPTURE PARK AT THE GATE GALLERY, 2480 Wollombi Road, Wollombi, NSW 2325
The Gate Gallery Directors - Willem van Zanten & Caroline M. van Zanten-Klop
10am - 3pm Fri - Mon or by appointment T+61 (0)-2-4998 3370
DEFIANCE GALLERY, 47 Enmore Road, Newtown, NSW 2042
Director - Campbell Robertson-Swann Manager - Lauren Harvey11am - 5pm Wed - Sat T+61 (0)2-9557 8483
*NOYCE BROTHERS CELLAR DOOR, 2884 Wollombi Road, Wollombi NSW 2325
T+61 (0) 2 4998 3483
T+61 (0) 2 4998 3483
Cellar Door open 10.30am–3pm, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday; 10.30am–4.30pm Friday & Saturday; 10.30am–4pm Sunday; closed Tuesday.
•Private tastings and tastings outside these hours can also be arranged.
Thanks to Defiance Gallery, The Gate Gallery, Noyce Brothers – and Panino Café for delicious food on a delightful opening night. AP/BCT.