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DISCOVER SYDNEY DIFFERENTLY.


Cultural Walking Tours

 02 9016 5531

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DISCOVER SYDNEY DIFFERENTLY.


Cultural Walking Tours

 02 9016 5531

our business 
is to scout ahead.

Culture Scouts Walking Tours was created to provide a local view of Sydney’s cultural hubs in a capsule experience blending art, food and guided conversations.

Our tours are designed for local wayfarers and international visitors keen to learn and engage with Sydney's diverse art and culinary scene. Our itineraries traverse routes of galleries, cafés, shops and bars, led by tour guides who share their diverse knowledges in sociable and thought-provoking tour sessions.

Culture Scouts endeavours to snapshot the city's modern hotspots and esoteric gems in tour experiences that we believe can catalogue why so many fall in love with Sydney.

So, choose your shoes to walk in. We'll take care of the rest.
 

 
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OUR TOURS


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OUR TOURS


Inner West Tours

Newtown/Enmore
2 hour street art tour including a round of drinks OR 6 hour dining tour including coffee, cheeses, drinks and desserts.
2 HOURS: $50 p.p.
6 HOURS: $150 p.p.

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Chipper-Red TOURs

Chippendale/Redfern
3 hour tour including coffee, light lunch and gelato OR 4 hour art tour and sit-down lunch including a main and a drink.
3 HOURS: $99 p.p.
4 HOURS: $139 p.p.

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CUSTOM/Private
group TOUR

After a corporate team-building activity, or a stimulating birthday experience? Need an idea for a student school excursion? Book a private tour with us and we will tailor our points of interest to yours. 
 

The Hills Tour

Surry Hills
3 hour tour of café spots, vintage clothes haunts, quirky home decor shops and boutique galleries. Includes coffee, cheese and a sit-down lunch with soft serve.
PRICE: $119 p.p.

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City Culture Vulture TOUR

Sydney CBD
2 hour tour through Sydney’s most iconic heritage landmarks. Includes coffee and finishes at a gallery.
PRICE: $35 p.p.

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WHAT TO EXPECT


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WHAT TO EXPECT


HIDDEN TREASURES.

Our top notch tour guides will take you around some of Sydney's best hidden treasures in street art, local food, wine and gallery hotspots. You will explore lively laneways of contemporary street art and discover works by Sydney's most prolific street artists.

Expect vividly patterned pieces by Beastman, Lister's grand ballerinas, and works by over 50 other Sydney-based artists such as JUMBOist, Bafcat, Skulk, Phibs, Numskull, Nico and David Cragg. And afterwards, settle down and unwind with local brews, cocktails, wine, cheese and nibbles loved by the locals.


Culture Scouts Walking Tours;
explore something new and a little bit different about the city of Sydney.
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"Culture Scouts ran a tour in Newtown for our VIP club members in December 2015. Culture Scouts was the perfect choice for our brand, as they value and celebrate creative though and expression, diversity and innovation, just like we do. One of our club members summed up the Culture Scouts experience perfectly: “Swatch gave us the opportunity to see beauty, even in the most hidden alleys and laneways of a busy and mostly ignored suburb.” Emilya and the Culture Scouts team were extremely helpful, creative in their ideas and fulfilling our brief and I would happily recommend them to anyone!

Faye Solomidis Marketing Manager - SWATCH & FLIK FLAK

“We booked a tour with Culture Scouts for a group of high school photography and art students, and we had an amazing experience! Our tour guide Melinda was full of information about various street artists and the way they work. She took us through an array of artworks that challenged the students notion of what art can be, as well as allowing them to capture some great images around the Inner West. There were so many rich connections with our study of contemporary art, but we were able to experience it firsthand. We even came across some works being made and met the artists! I highly recommend a Culture Scouts tour as a secondary school excursion. We will definitely be doing it again!”
Bronwyn Zucker
Teacher - Visual Arts, William Clarke College
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OUR GALLERY


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OUR GALLERY


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SCOUT LEADERS


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SCOUT LEADERS


EMILYA COLLIVER

Emilya is the founder and director of Art Pharmacyan online gallery that hosts regular pop-up exhibitions around Sydney.  Her mission is to make art affordable and accessible to everyone, while supporting local Australian artists. She is also the founder and owner of Art Pharmacy Consulting, where she offers consulting services to a wide range of corporate businesses and individual clients looking to start or expand their art inventory. 

Emilya studied art history at SOAS and UCL in London.  She has an extensive background in the visual arts, having worked for some of the top art galleries and institutions in the world, including Lisson Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, The British Museum and Eskenazi. Emilya has also worked with private collector, James Birch Esq., for years, where she looked after his vast collection of works, including artists such as Damien Hirst, Francis Bacon and Gilbert & George.

Emilya is a MCA Young Ambassador Committee member, a tour guide for the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in September 2013, and was a nominee for the 2015 InStyle and Audi 'Women of Style’ and 2014  NSW Business Chamber 'Young Entrepreneurs' awards.


MELINDA VASSALLO

Melinda is a Sydney born local of the Inner West and expert on all the ins and outs of Sydneys street art culture. She is an established graphic designer by trade, who sources her inspiration from the intricately-realised artworks she discovers on the streets.

She is the author of Street Art of Sydney's Inner West and has spent the last fifteen years photographing, researching and advising graffitists and artists of all forms around Sydney's streets. Melinda is a natural raconteur, bringing her extensive experiences and knowledges in art-making to her tour groups.


Sophia De Mestre

Sophia is a Sydney girl who has an appreciation for cultural and creative niche experiences locally and internationally.  With an enthusiastic ear for discovering local talent, new trends and exploring our diverse culinary scene, she creates innovative Sydney experiences.

Sophia has had extensive involvement in the Visual Arts Industry, working with artists and art and engaging audiences with a philosophy that is participatory, accessible and informative. Sophia studied Fine Art History and Theory at the University of Sydney and has a Masters of Curatorship and Cultural Leadership from University of NSW, Art and Design. She has exhibited as a visual artist and photographer, arts writer and managed commercial galleries in Sydney. As well as working at Hong Kong Art Fair and Melbourne Art Fair. She is a Curator and Consultant assisting private collectors looking to expand their interests in art, creativity and collecting.

Her interests’ range from cooking, yoga, hiking, eating out, traveling, art and architecture and enjoying Sydney’s beaches.


OLIVER MOL

Oliver Mol is a Sydney-based writer. He is a staff writer at The Adventure Handbook. He is 28. He grew up between America and Australia. He has lived in Houston, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. He was the recipient of a 2014 ArtStart Grant, the co-winner of the 2013 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers and the recipient of a 2012 Hot Desk Fellowship. He has appeared at National Young Writers Festival, Emerging Writers Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival and Sydney Writers Festival. He has read creative nonfiction at the Museum of Contemporary Art. He has interned at The Lifted Brow, was a fiction editor at Voiceworks and is part of the Stilts Collective. His debut book Lion Attack! is out through Scribe Publications. He is working on his debut fiction novel. He is working on a book of short stories. He is excited and terrified by life.

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