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GUIDED ART & CULTURE TOURS


DISCOVER CITIES DIFFERENTLY

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GUIDED ART & CULTURE TOURS


DISCOVER CITIES DIFFERENTLY

Culture Scouts runs guided walking tours through Sydney’s cultural inner city hubs. By meandering through our best neighbourhoods, our tours seamlessly blend art, food, history and culture giving you a unique insight into this incredible city!

Our tours are designed for both life-long locals, and visitors to Sydney, who are keen to engage in our bursting colour, people, sights and tastes. We explore galleries, studios, cafés, shops and bars; sharing local knowledge in sociable, engaging and fun ways.

Our tours operate as public tours, private tours, as well as corporate team building tours and specialist school and university tours.

Hyper-local cultural experiences | Bespoke public group outings | Private curated tours | Food experiences

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

Proudly supported by the City of Sydney

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Our Tours


Our Tours


Culture Scouts - Public Tours

PUBLIC TOURS

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CORPORATE EXPERIENCES

TEAM BUILDING EVENTS AND ICE-BREAKERS

Culture Scouts - Private Tours

PRIVATE BESPOKE TOURS

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SCHOOL & UNI TOURS

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Be A Tourist In Your Own City!


Be A Tourist In Your Own City!


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SCOUT LEADERS


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.


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Erin Eedy

Erin is the Marketing Coordinator for Culture Scouts. With an appreciation for cultural and creative niche experiences, both locally and internationally, she curates one of a kind walking tours for both Sydney locals and visitors.

Erin has had extensive involvement in the luxury and boutique tourism industry, having worked in managerial roles for Ovolo hotels, QT Hotels and Intercontinental Hotel Group over her 8 year career.

As a local culture-lover having lived in Sydney for over 10 years, she has a passion for creating unique, high end experiences that show visitors and local the true side of cities.


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.


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Anabel Dean

Anabel is a Host at Sydney’s premier art institution, The Art Gallery of NSW, where she became (and remains) a Guide in 2013. She began her career as a staff writer at The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and The Bulletin magazine before accepting the role of Media Adviser to the NSW Attorney General. She continues to work as a freelance journalist commissioned to write for print and online publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun Herald, The West Australian, Medical Observer (where she was appointed Lifestyle Editor from 2013), Vogue, Mindfood, Limelight, Outback, Sphere (UK), Impact, Uniken and Incubate magazines. Anabel is a regular Travel Writer contributing to the national monthly Medical Observer magazine. She has been a guide with Culture Scouts for over 2 years and recently wrote about Dark Mofo 2018 for the company. She considers it the best job ever!


Chinese Indigenous artist Jason Wing. Photo: Daniel Boud

Chinese Indigenous artist Jason Wing. Photo: Daniel Boud

JASON WING

Sydney-based artist Jason Wing is a prolific multidisciplinary artist who strongly identifies with, and examines, both his Chinese (Cantonese) and Aboriginal heritage (descendant of the Biripi people). He also takes the occasional Culture Scouts tour, showing lucky visitors the hidden gems of Sydney.

Originally a Sydney street artist, Jason creates challenging works that call into question our understanding of history, identity and socio-political reality. His work ‘Between Two Worlds’  is one of the most visited and photographed public works in Haymarket. 

Read Culture Scouts' article 'On Weaving Culture, Heritage and Community into Public Spaces' to learn more about Jason's practice.


Photo credit: Ryan Henwood-White

Photo credit: Ryan Henwood-White

Bunkwaa AKA CRAIG BUNKER

Drawing his imagination from a freakishly divine higher power, BUNKWAA is a self-proclaimed visionary cartoonist. Known as the Alex Grey of the cartooning world, his images are a kaleidoscopic caricature of the higher dimensional planes of existence. Full of character, worlds within worlds and faces within faces, these cartoons are a sleight of hand journey into an uncanny realm. Explore a multi-dimensional world made of pure forms and archetypal characters. Like an inter-dimensional wonderland, you become Alice, as your eyes peer further and further down the rabbit hole.

BUNKWAA leads a mysterious double life as ‘Craig Bunker’ - a Culture Scout who runs regular street art walking tours through Sydney’s Inner West.