Did you make it to Art On The Streets in Bondi on Sunday?
A colony of artists (yes, I did just look up the collective noun for a group of artists!) took over the Roscoe Street mall area just off Campbell Parade as part of the Bondi Winter Magic festival.
It was a chance for emerging artists to exhibit their works and for us punters to pick up a few prize pieces for just a few bucks.
UK-born, Sydney-based sculptor, painter and street artist Stuart Sale had prints and canvases available to purchase. I love his stencil-style pieces, and if you wander the Bondi boardwalk you’ll see some of his works in situ along the walls.
Another favourite artist of mine, Alana Williams, brought some of her art works along, including ‘The Kiss‘, which was a hit on the Bondi Graffiti Wall when she created a huge version which was on show for a couple of months last year.
Bright canvases of local beaches like Bronte, Coogee and, of course, Bondi, were showcased by Orla Gleeson. The Irish-born, Sydney-based artist paints these spectacular beachscapes using acrylics, drawing her inspiration from her morning swims at Bronte and Bondi.
Artist and graphic designer Andrew Kostakis‘ ‘American Psycho’ drew the crowds – the details in his pieces were mesmerising.
And I just had to buy this cheeky Bondi surfers patterned print by Aloco Aloha‘s Cameron Farrelly. They even have tiny tattoos. I love it!
Other local painters and photographers showcased their works while a band gave crowds a few tunes to dance to as kids painted on their own special section of the exhibition.
The Bondi Ice Rink may be over for another year, but there’s still plenty happening in our beachy suburb this winter, including Music On The Streets, Bondi Feast and the unofficial ‘best day of the year’ in Bondi – City2Surf. So stay tuned for more!
Let me know what you’re looking forward to this winter.