Waverley Library Galleries

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.

Current Exhibition

Meaningful Metaphors – Shaun Tan
07/01/17 - 14/03/17
Waverley Library Galleries

This is an exhibition of illustrations chosen from ShaunTan’s best-known picture books including The Arrival, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing and The Singing Bones. It celebrates his unique approach to story telling through this selection of brilliant images, as varied and fascinating as their narratives.

This exhibition presents works by Austin Platt from the Waverley Council Collection. Austin Platt was a local artist who spent his life drawing and etching Australian sites, plants and animals. This particular selection presents his images from Waverley and its surrounds.

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Contemporary Gallipoli

An intercultural interdisciplinary group exhibition exploring, interpreting and reflecting on the Allied Gallipoli Campaign in Turkey within the context of marking the Centenary.

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This exhibition is the product of community members in collaboration with the library to create a unique collection of digitised Sketchbooks reflecting the people and culture of that borrowing community to become part of the Waverley Library collection. A searchable, discoverable electronic collection


Design and Heritage awards


Waverley Youth Art Prize

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Portraits of war

An extraordinary and haunting series of 80 portraits of World War One soldiers from NSW, selected from the State Library’s photographic collection, will go on show in a free display at the Waverley Library, from 23 June - 6 July.

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Jock Alexander is an Oberon born painter and graduate of Sydney's National Art School who divides his time between Bathurst and Bondi. For 25 years he produced illustrations and cartoons for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian newspapers, primarily in the mediums of watercolour and pen and ink.

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Crossing Depths to Where Sky is Just Sky

An exhibition by Jackie Benney and Lorne Johnson Delivered to pink and orange and cyan and yellow and pink and orange and cyan and yellow… Their hearts are lifted by winds racing across the Aegean…


History of Education in Library

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Community through the lens- Eastern Suburbs photography group

Our modern world is ever changing, time does not stand still except when captured through the lens of a camera. Photographs are an exclusive moment in time.

Need more information?

Visual Arts Team
Phone: 8362 3400

Waverley Library

32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction