Waverley Library Galleries

Due to the evolving situation with Covid-19, Waverley Library is currently closed. Please click here for more information.

Online Exhibitions


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Australian of the Year Awards 2020

This exhibition celebrates the eight extraordinary state and territory recipients of the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards, including national winner Dr James Muecke. Learn about their lives, aspirations and experiences through objects of personal significance.
Australian of the Year Awards 2020- honour roll 


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Art of Aging

The Art of Aging is an initiative under the NSW Aging Strategy celebrating the diversity and contributions of older people in NSW through photography.
Digital Art of Ageing 2020 Presentation


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Martin Smith Bondi Dreams

Local photographer Martin Smith has spent his retirement strolling Bondi Beach with his camera. At 84 years old, 'Bondi Dreams' presents 17 years of his work and vision while documenting iconic Bondi Beach.



Upcoming Gallery Exhibitions

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Melody the Mermaid - Valerie Taylor - Suspended until further notice

To be announced

Valerie Taylor is recognized around the world as a pioneering ocean explore, marine conservationist, cinematographer, photographer and author.  Less well-known is her first career as an illustrator and cartoonist.  As part of Waverley Council’s celebration of 60 years of The Bondi Mermaids, the words and paintings of her children’s book Melody The Mermaid:  Adventures in the Kingdoms of the Sea, will be presented throughout the Waverley Library Atrium, taking you on a literary and visual journey through the story.


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New Encounters - Inala

23 July – 26 August 2020

Inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, Inala is a community that provides a range of programs for individuals with disabilities. Our approach is based on the belief that each person has the ability and the right to impart meaning and direction to their own life.


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Gertrude – Veggie Smuggl’r Extraordinaire - Marie Widolf

27 November 2020 –15 January 2021

In 2018, Marie Wolof opened her first solo exhibition at Waverley Library Galleries and introduced us to the whimsical world of her cartoon-character Gertrude – The Gal That Couldn’t Cook.


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Musings – Lina Tesoriero

27 November 2020 –15 January 2021

Lina Tesoriero is a local Bondi Artist, qualified as an Art Educator and has many years’ experience teaching Visual Arts in schools and conducting workshops privately and in galleries.


Need more information?

Visual Arts Team
Phone: 8362 3400
visualarts@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Waverley Library

32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction
www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/library
Phone: 9386 7777
library_enquiries@waverley.nsw.gov.au