2017 in Review – Bondi Beach Graffiti Wall

Well it has been a busy year on the Bondi Beach Graffiti Wall – we have had some amazing art created by some incredibly talented artists.

The Instagrammer’s favourite for the 2017 season was clearly Em Carey‘s 2016 – The World in Detail – and whilst not graffiti, it took Emma days to complete and really resonated with the public.

And there was a wide variety of work – from the aerosol work of Gus Eagleton – whose 2017 – Reflections showed an incredible nozzle control:

Simple pieces like Andre Braun – BondiWorld‘s 2016 – Rodin’s Seagull:

And Yipes one MD‘s classic 2016 – Top Cat (see photo at the top of this page).

Here are a couple of videos that I took on Christmas Eve 2017 – and although my videography is amateurish, I hope you see some of your favourites.

Once again, thanks to the artists for brightening up Bondi, to Waverley Council for curating the wall, and to everyone who shared images on Facebook and Instagram. Keep sending them and I’ll keep adding the pages to the website!


Art on the Streets at Bondi Winter Magic 2017!

There’s ice skating, art and entertainment, and for the first time, the Bondi Eye, giving visitors a birds eye view of Bondi Beach from a 32 metre high ferris wheel!

Soaring high above the iconic Bondi Beach, the Bondi Eye will give visitors spectacular 360 degrees views, enjoyed away from the chilly sea breeze in a glass capsule.

Also included in the sparkling Bondi Winter Magic program is a magical blend of art, culture and history with the “On the Streets” series of music and art and a stroll through Bondi’s History with our “Bondi History Walks”.

For more information visit bondiwintermagic.org.au

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates: facebook.com/BondiWinterMagic

Key Events

  • Bondi Ice Rink – Friday 30 June to Sunday 16 July, Daily from 10am to 9pm
  • Bondi Eye – Thursday 29 June to Sunday 23 July, 10am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday and 10am to 11pm Friday and Saturday
  • Art on the Streets, Sunday 16 July, Roscoe Street Mall
  • Music on the Streets, Sunday 30 July, Bondi Town Centre
  • Bondi Feast, Bondi Pavilion, 18– 29 July, Tues – Sat from 6pm, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach
  • Bondi History Walks, Sundays in July at 10am and 2pm

Fresh paint PLEASE!

So it looks like the winners (and yet-to-be-winners) of this season’s applications to paint the Bondi Beach Graffiti Wall have now been notified – with Ayla the Caveman stating that she was #bitterasfuck that she wasn’t selected.

One artist (Emma Carey) has started work this week – we will see another ten panels complete before Christmas and the remainder of the fifty five panels will be completed before the end of February.  Check out this intricate bit of work from Em’s Facebook page – I wonder if her wall work will be as detailed as this.

(update – Emma’s page is now live on Bondigraffiti.com HERE)

2016 Em Carey
2016 Em Carey

The council received over 140 applications to paint the wall this year – which once they rejected commercial or inappropriate applications, they short-listed, giving priority to new artists and whittled down to the chosen few.

If you didn’t succeed this time then there will be plenty of opportunity to apply again for the June 2017 intake, me – I just can’t WAIT for some new paint on the wall.