Waverley Library Galleries

Applications now open for 2019

The Waverley Library Galleries are situated in the Ron Lander Centre within Waverley Library. The Galleries consist of an atrium and foyer space and experience approximately 44,000 visitors per month. The Galleries exhibit all forms of contemporary practice and encourage public programs associated with exhibitions.

Applications can be made to Waverley Library Reception or visualarts@waverley.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on Friday 29 June 2018 at 5pm for consideration for a 2019 exhibition.

Current Exhibitions

Gertrude: The Gal that couldn’t Cook

Marie Widolf

Waverley Library Galleries

4 – 30 August

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 9pm
Saturday - 9.30am - 3pm
Sunday - 1.00pm - 5pm

Gertrude is illustration-artist Marie Widolf’s cartoon-character, about a girl who dreams of becoming a great chef. But there is one little problem: Gertrude cannot cook! Drawn in ink as a single-panel cartoon and posted on social media, she is modelled after the artist’s own disasters in the kitchen, reluctance of following recipes, yet fascination with the world of food. In an age where there is a global obsession with reality cooking-shows on TV, Marie presents a new “foodie superhero” who CANNOT cook! With a tendency to daydream and fearing her kitchen is out to get her, follow Gertrude’s journey to the mixing bowl!

The Cat and the Convict


Waverley Library Galleries

4–30 August 2018
Monday–Friday, 9.30am–9pm 
Saturday, 9.30am–3pm 

After school talk and tour with the author and illustrator for kids

Monday 20 August, 4pm

Bookings essential via eventbrite

for more information: www.thecatandtheconvict.wordpress.com

This exhibition features the original paintings by Paul Galy, created for the children’s book,The Cat and the Convict. Inspired by Judie Leah’s text for a children’s book of the same name, the exhibition presents the story of an unusual cat and a hapless convict’s challenging journey from England to a forbidding penal colony. This exhibition helps to re-tell and re-imagine Australian History, illustrating plenty of fun facts while offering a wealth of surprises concealed in every image. As part of book week 2018.

Coming Soon

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Tales of Blue Rust

Tales of the Blue Rust is a unique collaboration between 2 artists who use industrial sites as a backdrop for their photographs.

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Sydney artist, Keroshin Govender, brings his intriguing series, Baranasi, to Waverley Library this November. His paintings explore the interplay between fabric and human emotions.

Need more information?

Visual Arts Team
Phone: 8362 3400

Waverley Library

32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction
Phone: 9386 7777