Brenda Humble Gallery

Uncovering the Rich History of the Waratah School of Arts

On the 15th December 1888, Sir Henry Parkes proudly declared the opening of Waratah School of Arts. Situated on the corner of Station St and Market St, it bravely endured the earthquake, withstood a raging fire and even survived being slated for demolition. Now after 16 years of restorations it stands today as a testament to its resilience! Let’s explore its history together.