The Historic Yellow House

57–59 Macleay Street Potts Point is steeped in artistic history.

In the 1950s as an art gallery, it displayed work by John Olsen, Robert Hughes and Robert Klippel among others before contemporary illustrator Martin Sharp inhabited the space in the early 1970s and began a collaborative artist’s movement called The Yellow House Artists Collective.

Artists such as Brett Whiteley, George Gittoes, Bruce Goold, Peter Weir, Philip Noyce, Alby Thoms, Aggie Read and more collaborated and displayed work here ranging from paintings to sculptures, films and interactive art projects. The Yellow House itself was always part of the canvas and the fabric of inspiration, and the collective changed the face of Potts Points, bringing a more bohemian feeling to it, which has remained to this day.