Chloe: The girl with the frangipani in her hair

I had walked past this piece on the wall – and I had read about the Bali Bombings – and spoken to Droogie about why he painted the mural, but nothing made it really hit home until I was walking along the Bondi Beach Graffiti Wall one weekend and I saw Chloe’s Dad lay some frangipani flowers at the base of the Girl with the Frangipani in her hair artwork in her memory.

I didn’t even go up and say hello – I felt like I was intruding.

Rest in peace child.

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Last week we realised that a new piece of work has gone up on Bondi Beach Graffiti Wall – a purple and green piece by Merx.  We can’t find out much about this Adelaide-based spraycan artist – but his work is striking and old-school.  It’s always good to see new street art.

Check out his (half-complete) profile HERE.

See the page for his work HERE.

Merx’s piece replaces the cubist piece by Jas Jowett.


NEWS: Rosie Apps – i love BONDI


A few days ago, Rosie Apps completed her first piece for the wall – “i love BONDI”.


She writes:

DONE!! 11 hours later. I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve felt prouder of my work before! 😊💗 This has been on my bucket list for 5 long years, but I’ve always felt too nervous to apply. Thanks so much to everyone who came down to say hello. What a magical day! What other fears can I confront in 2016?!! (from Instagram)

Rosie is a local artist and cartographer