Waverley Library Galleries

Current Exhibitions

Australian Icons - Les Sharp

Waverley Library Galleries
12 January - 28 February

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This exhibition by local photographer Les Sharp showcases some of the amazing places and events that Australia has to offer. In particular, it highlights events around Sydney both in the past and present. The exhibition includes iconic images across the continent some rendered in documentary style and others presented as aerial abstracts of the outback.

Presented in celebration of Australia Day.

Coming Soon

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Celebrating 100 years - May Gibbs

12th Apr 2019

It’s 100 years since May Gibbs’ adorable characters found their way into the homes and hearts of Australians, and Waverley Library is celebrating with a free travelling display featuring May Gibbs’ iconic artwork.

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Underwater – Fernanda Infanti

2nd May 2019

Diving in the imaginary ocean of Underwater an exhibition by Fernanda Infanti comprising works from 2013 to the present day. Take a deep breath and dive into this playful ocean that inhabits the artists mind.

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Design and Heritage Awards

2nd May 2019

This exhibition showcases the winning and shortlisted entries in the 2019 Design and Heritage Awards which demonstrate excellence in heritage and design and acknowledges those designers, builders and owners who have contributed to Waverley’s heritage and built environment.

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Art of Aging

29th Aug 2019

Waverley residents are encouraged to challenge their views on older people by visiting the 2018 Art of Ageing Exhibition at the Waverley Library Galleries. A learner driver, gymnast and ukulele player are among the extraordinary older people who feature in the 2018 exhibition, which celebrates the lives of older people living in regional NSW.

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Intentional – Christopher Armstrong

26th Sep 2019

Christopher Armstrong’s current body of work plays with notions of painting and drawing using light and colour. However he does so using contemporary photography. Using intentional Camera Movement, the artist explores what it means to create photographic digital art and where the boundaries lie between photography and painting.

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Focus on Women – Mel Heyton

26th Sep 2019

Join local artist Mel Heyton for an exhibition of recent works celebrating women through oil paintings and 3D art works.
In the words of Heyton “Female elements surround me and are primary in my paintings. I have a passion for the female form, female artists, authors, for women in history whom I admire and for male artists whose works have a female perspective.”

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31st Oct 2019

Waverley Library launched its collage making art classes in 2018 as a fun, creative, sustainable program run fortnightly by library staff. Using discarded magazines and books, participants developed skills to create modern collage designs while engaging with fellow community members in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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Look Around You – PAPOW (Plein Air Painters of Waverley)

28th Nov 2019

Look Around You.
Do you recognize your neighbourhood, your local streets, and the natural spaces of your locality? We are here to reveal them to you with fresh eyes, artist’s eyes, and reinforce to all the pleasure of living or visiting such a beautiful area! Look around you and enjoy!

Need more information?

Visual Arts Team
Phone: 8362 3400

Waverley Library

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