Bondi Whale was completed in August 2017 by Chilean street artist Bako Chile. The whale is in front of the Bondi Pavilion behind the Bondi Lifeguard station.
Bako Chile said about his work:
I have been painting whales for a few years using watercolors – this was my first time painting one such big and I really enjoyed it. While I was painting people, walking along the beach gave me lots of encouragement compliments – especially kids and local surfers – and I really appreciated all of the support. To paint the whale I used black and white paint, some brushes, my fingers and the help of a few friends.
I was really lucky because I got the chance to paint the whale just 5 days before my Working Holiday Visa expired – it was a real shame that as soon as I finished the wall I then had to leave the country – I hope you all enjoy it and keep sharing your pictures on Instagram.