Over recent years more and more street art has appeared across Sydney and finding the newest murals has become a bit of a hobby for me. I have written extensively about the art of the inner west, but today I decided we should go exploring a little further afield and find out what else Sydney has to offer street art lovers. We are pinpointing a bunch of suburbs where you can find Sydney’s best street art, and we are also going to tell you how you can get there using public transport.
The Best Street art in the Eastern Suburbs
The Bondi Graffiti Wall curves around the boundary between Bondi Beach and the car park. In the late 70s, the Wall became increasingly popular with graffiti and street arts. After several years of efforts to paint over the wall it was finally adopted as a legal space and for the last 12 years has been under local government control.
Today artists apply to the council to secure a spot on the wall. These spots area awarded for six months with new applications being accepted twice a year. As far as I know, only two murals here are permanent, a memorial work called Frangipani Girl to honour a young local who was a victim of the 2002 Bali Bombing and the ANZAC memorial painted in 2003 and redone just this year. Both works are by local artist Droogie
While you are in Bondi make sure you check out Icebergs Dining Room and Bar both the indoor bar and the terrace are great spots to relax and take in the view, drink in hand. If you are here on the weekend, there is a popular market held on the school grounds across the road from the beach. Saturdays is a farmers market and Sundays a more general market with lots of fashion and accessories from upcoming designers.