About Gaffa

GAFFA - creative precinct

Starting from humble beginnings as a small studio and gallery space in Surry Hills founded by Aidan Li and Kelly Robson, Gaffa is now a multi leveled Creative Precinct located in the heart of Sydney's CBD next to Town Hall Station. The ground floor houses long term tenants, Level 1 is a dedicated gallery level of four gallery spaces run by a curatorial team, Level 2 has jewellery workshops and studio spaces and Level 3 houses more studio spaces and a rooftop that has beautiful views of the Sydney CBD.

To date, Gaffa's jewellery workshop level is the largest of its kind in Australia and was the basis of Gaffa's beginnings. Now, in 2020 in our fourteenth year of operating, Gaffa has grown into a larger entity that prides itself on providing a space to both established and emerging artists to foster their practices and exhibit their works. We remain committed to nurturing cross-platform collaboration, collectivity and cohesion within the contemporary arts community and to contributing to a wider conversation in the Sydney art scene.

Gaffa is truly an individual, with no other one arts organisation acting quite the way that we do.




281 Clarence St Sydney, NSW, 2000


Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-5pm (covid update)

Sunday and Public Holidays closed

(+61) 02 9283 4273


Limited street parking.

Wilson's St Martins Tower car park is one minute away. Entry is via 190-202 Clarence Street.


Closest train stop is Town Hall. Nearest bus stops are located on Druitt, Market and Elizabeth streets.


How to apply

If you're interested in submitting a proposal to exhibit in one of our main galleries, find information on how to apply below: