Comfort Inn Sir Francis Drake
2259 Pacific Highway
Heatherbrae, NS 2324
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Arts & Museums
The National Motorcycle Museum cannot be missed if there are any bike fanatics in the family. Young and old alike will be fascinated by this display of over 120 old and new motorcycles. The collection was started by a motorcycle enthusiast, and some of the items are over 90 years old! There is a good collection of Australian-made models, a couple with sidecars, and plenty of rare and unusual examples.
Muir Art is a comprehensive supplier of art products for a beginner all the way to a professional artist. Catering to the needs of all of your artistic requirements, Muir Art carries a large selection of products ranging from high quality canvass to linen stretchers. Liz Muir, local artist of national and international recognition, is happy to provide her expert advice and guidance to any and all customers, drawing on her own thirty year career as a professional artist, specializing in oils. Muir art also incorporates the Catalina Gallery, which houses an ever-changing collection of Liz's works among other artists as well. The Catalina Gallery program includes a schedule of bi-monthly group and solo exhibitions. Call ahead for more details.
Being a pet of the art world for over past thirty five years, Bayview Gallery displays a profound understanding of its niche profession. Specializing in investment art, it has embarked upon a trail that has grown stupendously over the last decade. The works of renowned artists on display are worth purchasing, satisfying one's need for unique and innovative adornment as also for the sheer love of art. For further information call on the numbers mentioned.
The Viennese-born architect Harry Seidler had already established an international reputation before he arrived in Sydney. His claim to fame was his designing a house for his parents. Australia was then struggling out of post-war austerity and Seidler's uncompromising, modernist building which is nestled in natural bushland aroused much controversy. Now managed by the Historic Houses Trust, the interior has been restored to its original 1950s scheme and contains a major collection of furniture inspired by the Bauhaus Movement. Well worth a trip when in Sydney's leafy upper North Shore.
Artfocus Gallery & Studio has a wonderful collection of abstract and contemporary art that is a treat to the eyes for all those who appreciate paintings. You will get to check out some modernist paintings that are sure to mesmerize you. The likes of Anne Bourne and Carly Casey have some permanent pictures posted here. If you are interested in owning some pieces, this gallery also gives you the option of meeting the artists and getting a painting done to meet your specifications. To know more about the works here, check the website.
Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery is an absolute must go, for all those who are interested in fine arts. This wonderful gallery showcases artwork by famed and upcoming artists. You will also get to check out works by some artists who are just embarking on their careers. Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery is also considered as one of the prime galleries involved in the aboriginal art movement. To know more about the works displayed here or about the artist, check the website.
Located in the center of Sydney's famous seaside resort, this gallery and museum offers a unique culture. Dating from 1930, it houses a collection of more than 800 paintings, including works by major Australian artists, as well as ceramics and other art mediums. The museum wing, added in 1982, focuses on changing beach fashions, surf craft and the history of the Manly district. There is also a lively, temporary exhibitions program.