Waverley Library Galleries

Current Exhibitions

Art of Ageing

29 August – 23 September

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 9pm
Saturday - 9.30am - 3pm
Sunday - 1 - 5pm

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.

The NSW Government commissioned this exhibition to highlight the incredible lives of seniors and promote inclusive communities for all generations.


29 August - 23 September

Opening Morning Tea
Thursday 5 September, 11am with speaker John Odgen, author of Saltwater People: Sydney Southern Beaches

History Week Story Time Special
Tuesday 3 September, 10am
Childrens Activity Room for ages 3 - 8
Listen to the story of Norvin and The Great White Man Eating Shark, A Cautionary Tale, written by Margaret Mahy and read by Local Studies Librarian Ingrid Grace
Bring along your own beach towel to sit on and make your own shark fin craft.

Presented in conjunction with History Week

Internationally renowned and arguably the best known beach in Australia, Bondi Beach is at the heart of both our local and national identity. This exhibition is produced by Waverley's Local Studies department featuring photos, artefacts and memorabilia from the Waverley Local Studies Archives. Sandscape recalls the events which have shaped the story of Bondi Beach, changing it's identity and our relationship to it. From it's long standing history as a place of value to indigenous people to a site of holidays, sand and swimming and the great ozzie cozzie, Bondi Beach has a remarkable history as the playground to the Pacific. Historian Leone Huntsman describes recollections of the beach from 'the serene to the sinister'. Come relieve your own memories, both serene and sinister as we look back on Bondi's iconic beach.

Coming Soon

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Focus on Women – Mel Hayton

26th Sep 2019

Join local artist Mel Hayton for an exhibition of recent works celebrating women through oil paintings.
In the words of Hayton “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