Bondi Sea Wall

Bondi Sea Wall
Have you ever wondered who the artists are behind the Bondi Sea Wall murals? In this podcast series we meet the mural artists who have come from all over the world and around Australia to adorn the Sea Wall at Bondi Beach with colourful, thoughtful and sometimes provocative public art. From lush tropical jungles to ocean wildlife and surfing iconography, the Bondi Sea Wall has captured our imagination and engaged our minds for nearly 50 years.

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Bondi Sea Wall Episodes

Zachary Bennet-Brook – Bondi Sea Wall

21, February 2024

Zachary Bennet-Brook is a Dharawal man from Wollongong whose fascination with the sea and surf inform his art practice. His first ever mural was painted on the Bondi Sea Wall and now he is up to his third in this location. This latest work, entitled Travelling, portrays the connections between us all. The colours represent the […]

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Sam Kim – Bondi Sea Wall

17, February 2024

Sam Kim (aka SamAbsurd) started his art career as a graffiti artist in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. Over time he honed his aerosol skills to become one of the region’s most prolific mural artists. As well as beautifying countless walls, doors, skate parks and humble infrastructure boxes, he has also spent time as a youth worker encouraging […]

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Keith Stanley – Bondi Sea Wall

08, February 2024

Keith Stanley has painted a big colourful octopus nestling in amongst the coral and seaweed on the Bondi Sea Wall. He is inspired by all the creatures in the ocean, and the octopus signifies the protector of the coral and the ocean ecosystems. Keith’s love of ocean creatures as well as the context of Bondi Beach […]

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Natalia Chabadova – Bondi Sea Wall

05, February 2024

Natalia Chabadova (aka Natasha Art) loves travel and art. The two inform a lifestyle that has brought her to Bondi from Slovakia. Her mural entitled Whales Constellation portrays 3 different species of whale floating in an underwater dream world, expressing freedom and liberation. Check out her website for more spiritually inspired art. […]

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Gaston Duflos – Bondi Sea Wall

28, January 2024

Gaston Duflos (aka Gasty) has been living in Sydney’s eastern suburbs since 2018 after emigrating from Argentina. His mural reflects his fascination with beach culture, Sydney icons and a love of cool dogs wearing sunglasses. He’s inspired by the art of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michael Basquiat as well as images from the world of fashion. […]

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Scott Rathman – Bondi Sea Wall

24, January 2024

Scott Rathman (aka Rusted Tin) is an Arrernte artist from east of Alice Springs now based in Semaphore, South Australia. He creates colourful murals in schools all around Australia, and has realised his dream of painting a mural on the Bondi Sea Wall. His work features his signature tag, “Make Kindness the Norm”, and signifies people […]

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Michael Black – Bondi Sea Wall

22, January 2024

Michael’s work stands out from the other murals on the Bondi Sea Wall because it is an impressionist landscape painting as opposed to the highly coloured graphic murals. He gets his ideas from painting in national parks (particularly in the Blue Mountains) and bringing his sketches back to the studio to turn into outdoor public […]

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Kaina Morais – Bondi Sea Wall

18, January 2024

Originally from Brazil, Kaina Morais has created a beautiful mural on the Bondi Sea Wall called The Gatekeeper. It features two jaguars, one black and one yellow (her spirit anima)l, in front of a portal or mandala. It is a very spiritual work with lots of symbolism representing yin and yang, male and female and the […]

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Melnunnie – Bondi Sea Wall

17, January 2024

On the Bondi Sea Wall we meet Matthew Brettschneider aka Melnunnie Art. As Matthew tells us ‘melnunnie’ means red in his traditional language. He is a wiradjuri man who grew up on the Lachlan River. We can see the river in his mural which reflects his love and knowledge of country. Like a lot of indigenous […]

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Blak Douglas – Bondi Sea Wall

16, January 2024

This week we feature ‘Seaweed Mob’, a mural by Archibald finalist and winner, Blak Douglas. The work has since been removed, in this three part interview we’ll hear why. We’ll also talk to Blak about life, art and love, politics and activism – set against the backdrop of some of Blak Douglas’s music: some complex […]

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Michael Gallus – Bondi Sea Wall

14, January 2024

Next in our podcast series of Bondi Sea Wall muralists we meet Michael Gallus (aka Frallus Design). A graphic artist from Sardinia, Michael has made Bondi his home where he loves the lifestyle and creative energy of Bondi Beach. His work portrays the sensations of surfing, which he equates to be like floating on a […]

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Mulga – Bondi Sea Wall

10, January 2024

Since embarking on his art career Mulga has exhibited in over 60 art shows, published 2 books, painted thousands of artworks and murals, won multiple awards and worked with a multitude of big brands.  Mulga (aka Joel Moore) joins us on the Bondi Sea Wall to talk about his fascination with gorillas, Australian animals and iconography. With […]

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Tania Wursig – Bondi Sea Wall

04, January 2024

In this episode of Bondi Sea Wall we feature an alluring mural painted by visual artist Tania Wursig. Tania is an Australian visual artist specialising in portraiture. Since 2011, Tania has embraced a travelling lifestyle, splitting her time between Sydney and the captivating islands of Tahiti. As an artist in residence, she spends three month […]

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Bondi Sea Wall – Intro

02, January 2024

Have you ever wondered who the artists are behind the Bondi Sea Wall murals?  In this podcast series we meet the mural artists who have come from all over the world and around Australia to adorn the Sea Wall at Bondi Beach with colourful, thoughtful and sometimes provocative public art.  From lush tropical jungles to […]

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