Sharing our culture is the beginning of creativity

Le Petit Bateau (“the little boat”) is an art collective launched in May 2014 and has quickly become a much-loved part of the landscape for many Bondi locals. Everything started in a garage and backyard space at the rear of a residential building on Bondi Road, kitted out by Anne-Sophie Ridelaire (AnSo), a curator from Paris, and her husband Gaetano Russo (Tano), an Italian boat designer. Now Le Petit Bateau (“LPB”) holds exhibitions and events every week in secret and unique place around Sydney which offer interesting perspectives from local and international artists. Add to that an eclectic and friendly mix of locals and foreigners, workshop, live music – it’s way more than just a gallery, you will experience art in 360 degrees, in a warm, welcoming and non-pretentious vibe that not all of those other places have. Le Petit Bateau actually reflects AnSo and Tano’s dream of turning a real boat into a gallery.

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