With a mural of graffiti on one side and beach on the other, a walk down Sydney’s Bondi Beach is one of culture and unforgettable views. The beach, just east of Sydney, is a popular tourist destination. From one side to the other, it features a long walkway with boutiques, restaurants, lifeguard houses, and the Bondi Pavilion in sight.
The walkway along the beach also houses a mural of spray paint art on the beach’s sea wall. Since the 1950s, spray paint sanctioned by the Waverley Council of New South Wales has been a regular sight.
Now, the Council takes applications for graffiti artists to paint the wall based on individual merit, diversity, and other factors. Over the years, the wall has featured individual and community projects alike. It has depicted surfers, animals, music scenes, and more relating to Bondi’s culture. Each mural is maintained for a minimum of six months before another artist is invited with the exception of two murals: the ANZAC commemorative mural and Bali bombing mural in memory of the Bondi local Chloe.
The walkway is used by both beachgoers and those wanting a scenic route along the beach alike. Visitors have seen the wall change over time and will continue to see it doing so for years to come.