Creative Discovery 1

Gertrude StreetDiscover some of the artistic and cultural highlights of Richmond and Fitzroy.

From Flinders Street in the city take the number 75 (Vermont South) tram to Bridge Road. Truffles Chocolaterie, just down from the corner of Coppin Street, was established to satisfy the needs of chocolate lovers everywhere. It also serves delicious breakfasts – with chocolate! 

A short stroll further along Bridge Road takes you to Pivotal Galleries which has a fantastic selection of contemporary art by prominent Australian artists. Continuing on the art trail, walk back along Bridge Road to Church Street and turn left. Charles Nodrum Gallery is on the corner of Waterloo Place, and represents artists of both national and international renown.  

A tram ride further along Church Street on the number 78 or 79 tram to Albert Street (stop 55), brings you to the Albert Street Galleries. Karen Woodbury Gallery specialises in Australian modern and contemporary artworks, and John Buckley Gallery features established and emerging artists. Talk to the staff for an insight into the world of Australian creativity.  

By now you will be feeling hungry, and Birdman Eating on Gertrude Street in Fitzroy is the place to go. Take the tram back along Church Street to Victoria Street, then a 24 or 109 tram along Victoria Street to Smith Street (stop 15). It’s then a short walk along Smith Street to Gertrude Street. The atmosphere is friendly and the food is delicious with good choices available for lunch.  

Gertrude Street is home to many of Melbourne’s most popular cafés, bars, restaurants and artist spaces. Artisan Books is a specialist in books, periodicals and exhibition catalogues relating to art, craft, design and culture. Further along is Metal Couture, where you can find master jeweller William Llewellyn Griffiths, renowned for his unique style of jewellery design.  

Time for a break and Gertrudes Brown Couch is just the place to catch your breath. It’s very welcoming and ‘local’, with a bar, lounge room, atrium and courtyard. You might go in for a drink – they have an extensive range of beers and cocktails – but you will probably stay for dinner.  

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Truffles Chocolaterie

376 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121
9428 6611

Pivotal Galleries 

442 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121
9429 7755

Charles Nodrum Gallery

267 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121
9427 0140

John Buckley Gallery

8 Albert Street
Richmond VIC 3121
9428 8554

Karen Woodbury Gallery

4 Albert Street
Richmond VIC 3121
9421 2500

Birdman Eating

238 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
9416 4747  

Artisan Books 

159 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
9416 4805

Metal Couture 

122A Gertrude Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
9419 2547  

Gertrudes Brown Couch

30 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
9417 6420


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