Bondi Pavilion Gallery

Current exhibition

Parts Unknown - Alex Munt

4–16 December 2018
10am–5pm Daily
Bondi Pavilion Gallery 
Free Admission

Exhibition Launch - Wednesday 5 December 68 pm

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Good photographs are gifts…’ says photographer Sally Mann. With PARTS UNKNOWN Bondi local Alex Munt takes to his own photo archive - in search of gifts - delivered by moments of artifice, ritual, banality or happenstance. Today the digital photo archive is a haphazard site, as the accumulation of an ever-expanding image stream: objects, landscapes, interiors, portraits and places. In the archive some images are easily read, others more nuanced. PARTS UNKNOWN embraces both the laissez-faire tradition of the everyday together with more circumspect photographic ‘projects’ - initiated, abandoned, resuscitated or exhibited.

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Bondi Impressions – The Tilbury Press

29th Jan 2019

The Tilbury Press is a letterpress print studio operated by local resident Matt Tilbury.  Here he explores the black art of letterpress design and print, using methods over 500 years in the making. Working with a collection of wood and metal type he produces limited edition posters and prints using inks that are hand mixed, on antique presses that are hand operated.


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+A (plus Allies) – Guy James Whitworth

11th Feb 2019

In honor of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Guy James Whitworth will set up studio in our iconic Bondi Pavilion, uniquely starting with an empty gallery and filling it over the 2 weeks of his exhibition with colourful, vibrant portraits of Bondi Beach’s diverse visitors who identify as allies of the LGBTQI communities.


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Capturing the Light – Tricia Taylor

26th Feb 2019

This exhibition by Tricia Taylor sets to capture the ever changing light of the amazing coastline from Coogee to Sydney Heads and beyond.
In the words of the artist “Painting from life en plein air is really important to me. Being surrounded by the sights, smells, sounds you feel one with the landscape as you capture the light.“


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SALT – The House that Dan Built

16th Apr 2019

Inspired by oral storytelling tradition and myths, in an immersive 360 degree space, female voices sing out to the audience, asking them to listen to a history of silence.


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Heat - Paul Blackmore

30th Apr 2019

During consecutive heat waves over the past four summers, Blackmore documented life on Sydney’s beaches revealing a culture laid bare under an ever-hotter sun.The artist captures the intensity of the crowds, the kinetic energy that emanates from humanity escaping the built environment; bathers absorbing the sun and seeking relief from the heat in the cool water - the sensual, redemptive act of immersing oneself in the enormity of the ocean.


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Passed Failures – Ben Rak

20th Aug 2019

Passed Failures is an attempt to develop a conceptual, visual language, which metaphorically explore the identity politics of otherness and the act of “passing” as somebody else.


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Great North Walk – Cathe Stack and Robyn Ourtram

24th Sep 2019

The Great North Walk is a historical and geographically significant pathway which connects the cities of Sydney and Newcastle. In an epic expedition, the artists traversed this walk researching its forms, topography, geology, biodiversity and history, ultimately coming to question how does this landscape shape the artefacts which they create?


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Terra Incognita

4th Dec 2018

In his essay Pleasures Terrors Domestic Comfort (1991) Peter Galassi describes domestic photography as a kind of ‘terra incognita’ or unknown land. That is, for the insider domestic photos are a site of memory and emotion, while for the outsider they remain incomplete and opaque.


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Parts Unknown - Alex Munt

4th Dec 2018

Good photographs are gifts…’ says photographer Sally Mann. With PARTS UNKNOWN Bondi local Alex Munt takes to his own photo archive - in search of gifts - delivered by moments of artifice, ritual, banality or happenstance. Today the digital photo archive is a haphazard site, as the accumulation of an ever-expanding image stream: objects, landscapes, interiors, portraits and places.


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Under Twenty-Seven – Ella Deyfus

22nd Oct 2019

Under Twenty-Seven is a series of portraits depicting the same group of men as they evolve from childhood into adulthood, and their development from boyhood in 2005, through adolescence in 2012, into young men in 2019. The sensitive and poignant portraits address contemporary concepts of masculinity and Dreyfus acknowledges her privileged position as mother and witness to these subtle yet momentous changes.


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Changing Horizons – Tricia Trinder

5th Nov 2019

Tricia Trinder is an encaustic artist creating horizon and porthole series expressing visually a feeling of calmness and release afforded to us by the ocean horizon. She is intrigued by how the colours and texture of the ocean are influenced by the colours and light in the sky. Her Horizons encourages the viewer to contemplate what is beyond.


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A Garden of Sculptures – Cibele Fernandes

25th Feb 2019

A solo show by Brazilian born, Sydney based artist Cibele Fernandes, featuring her unique digital engravings and video artworks. For Cibele, digital technologies are an essential part of the creative process allowing her to draw parallels between the physical and virtual worlds.

In her newest series Garden of Sculptures, Cibele presents organic sculptures that occupy a virtual space. They are illusionary, seductive and uncanny, utilising real world imagery to create something of an imaginary other-world.


Need more information?

Visual Arts Programs and
Gallery Co-ordinator
visualarts@waverley.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 9083 8790


Gallery open 10-5pm daily
Free Admission

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