Bondi's Enchanted Garden Art Exhibition 

Mums – are you looking for something interactive, creative, right on the beach and most importantly FUN for the kids this school holidays? Well thanks to Waverley Council the little ones can explore and immerse themselves in The Enchanted Garden art exhibition inside Bondi Pavilion.

Throughout the month of January, the Bondi Pavilion Gallery will be transformed into a magical art garden offering unique installations, story times, workshops and experiences for all ages. The Council asked kids what they wanted to see in an art exhibition and curated a selection of artists’ pieces to reflect those inquisitive minds.

We popped in this week and loved the bursts of colour, the whimsy nature and inspirational stories behind the contemporary art. Our favorites were the mechanical butterflies by Tully Arnot and crochet fruit headpieces and silly dances by ChillyPhilly. Oh and don’t forget the furry, grizzly bear sleeping on your way out….but make sure you tip toe quietly…you don’t want to wake this life-size creation by David Lawrey and Jaki Middleton.

Key activities and events include:

Exhibition Launch Party – Arty Party

Saturday 12 January, 3-5pm


Tech-time Tuesday’s with Tully

Tuesday 15 and 22January, 10-12pm

$15 (limited spaces)

Wednesday Wool Craft with Kirsten

Wednesday 16 January, 10-12pm

$12 (limited spaces)

Bring a Bear Storytime

Thursday 17 and 24 January, 10am

Free (limited spaces)

Saturday Stories with Sabrina De Angelo

Saturday 12 and 19 January, 10am

$10 (limited spaces)

Cost: Entry to Gallery is free (some activities are paid for)

Dates: 9-27 January 2019

Time: 10am-5pm daily

Visit: for more information.


Works include:

Mylyn Nguyen

One day I will live in a forest, (2017)

watercolour and ink on paper

courtesy MAY SPACE


Tully Arnot

Sanctuary, 2018

laminated butterfly wings, servo motors, microcontrollers


David Lawrey and Jaki Middleton

The bear that wasn’t, (2013)

kinetic sculpture

Courtesy Gallery 9


Trevor Smith

Sampler, 2018

wool, polystyrene, foamcore, wire

courtesy Michael Reid Gallery



various hats and dances (2014-2018)

wool and digital video


Rosie Deacon and Emily Crockford

Tree Bear Punk Queens of the Desert, (2018)

mixed media installation


Mark Etherington

fireplace, (2018)

carved cedar, cermic nose, mixed media

courtesy Michael Reid Gallery