Library exhibitions

Exhibitions held at Randwick City Library

Celebrating the people, history, people and culture of the local area, Randwick City Library hosts a number of interesting exhibitions for people of all ages.

The Lionel Bowen Library boasts a dedicated exhibition and gallery space. In our gallery space we regularly hold exhibitions on local history, world travel, HSC artwork by local students and many more. Here you can experience and learn about these exhibitions and view pictures from our opening nights.


Silent TearsSilent Tears

4 Nov - 29 Dec 2017

Silent Tears is a multi-media exhibition by artists with disability. It reveals the lived-experience of women with disability who are subjected to violence and women who acquired disability as a result of violence.

Pop into RandwickHistory Week: Pop into Randwick

2 Sep - 31 Oct 2017

This exhibition explores the musical history connections between Randwick City and some iconic performers and venues on the Australian music scene.

WoWWords of Wisdom

13 May - 2 Jul 2017

Words of Wisdom celebrates the knowledge, experience and life stories of older people living within the local community. A selection of thirty stories is presented in this exhibition. The Words of Wisdom book is available for purchase from the Library.

Colours of the CountryColours of the Country III – The Alice Springs Beanie Festival

28 Jan - 5 Mar 2017

Dive head first into the world of colourful, unique beanies at Colours of the Country III, the third touring exhibition of the Alice Springs Beanie Festival on loan from Artback NT.


Just Guts

22 Jan - 12 Mar 2016

Just Guts showcases the amazing players of Australian Roller Derby and its effect on pop culture.

Our Victorian Neighbours 

1 Sep - 2 Oct 2016

This exhibition explores the Victorian architecture of our beautiful suburb Randwick. Delve into the personalities who lived in these houses and explore what life would have been like for our Victorian neighbours.

Create Art Class Exhibition

Under the guidance of art teacher Lily Oen, students have produced an incredible range of work. Discover the talents of the Create! Art Class who meet at Lionel Bowen Library each Tuesday.

Eat, Pray, Naches: Jewish Community Stories

Eat, Pray, Naches is an award winning multi-media project that celebrates the eastern beaches’ Jewish community by preserving and sharing the stories of its post-war immigrants and their families.


Creative III

In support of the creativity of Randwick’s local youth, Creative was conceived to showcase the talents of local HSC students across a variety of subjects and media.


A Migrant's Story

Randwick City Council's biennial A Migrant's Story project has been successful in providing an avenue for residents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to share their stories with a wider audience.

Creative II

In support of the creativity of Randwick’s local youth, Creative was conceived to showcase the talents of local HSC students across a variety of subjects and media. 

Women of Empire 

Depicted are the stories of 17 Australian and New Zealand Women of the First World War, and each uniform and costume tells the story of a woman and her experience of the war.

And They're Racing

From trophies, to sashes, to artwork, photographs and archives the Australian Turf Club holds the history of Thoroughbred horse racing in Australia in its vast collection.


Artists' Books and Zines

This travelling exhibition showcased quirky handmade artists’ books and a part of the zine collection from Manly Library

Picture Perfect: Art Deco Architecture of Randwick City

The exhibition was launched during History Week by then Mayor of Randwick City, Cr Tony Bowen, to a packed audience of which many were local residents who had lent Art Deco objects for the exhibition.

Tom Bass Studio

The exhibition included works of students from Tom Bass Sculpture School and also Tom Bass himself and was very well received by library patrons who had a chance to vote for their favourite piece.

Creative I

In support of the creativity of Randwick’s local youth, Creative was conceived to showcase the talents of local HSC students across a variety of subjects and media.


La Belle France

An exhibition of travel photography capturing the historical, cultural and natural beautiful of France.

Mina Wylie

The true story of Randwick’s own Olympian, Mina Wylie, and her quest for Olympic glory over 100 years ago.


Tales of a Bygone Era: Randwick's Illuminated Stories

Randwick City Library and Randwick and District Historical Society joined forces to showcase the rich collection of illuminated materials honouring our past leaders.


John Cann's Snake Men of La Perouse

John Cann’s private collection covered not only the early years of the snake shows at La Perouse but also memorabilia from his Olympic career as a decathlete at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.

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