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Take A Trip Around The World At David Jones' New Wonderworld Gallery

Art

David Jones is celebrating its new season with a nod to the iconic department store’s past – revealing a gallery space in its Sydney flagship store!

The iconic Australian retailer once housed an art gallery in its Exhibition Street store, and now in conjunction with its AW22 launch, Wonderworld, a new iteration of this space has been reinstated, on Level 8 of the Sydney flagship store.

With everything from globally-inspired homewares, souvenirs and artwork, to exclusive events and an airport terminal-style bar, the Wonderworld Gallery is bringing a taste of international travel back home.

4th March, 2022

Inside the new Wonderworld Gallery in David Jones’ Exhibition Street store! Photo – Terence-Kent Ow

Fine art travel photographer, Kate Ballis. Photo – Terence-Kent Ow

With international travel back on the menu, the space is curated to take customers on a journey around the world. Photo – Terence-Kent Ow

The amazing space overlooks Hyde Park! Photo – Terence-Kent Ow

See Kate’s striking travel images and shop curated products. Photo – Terence-Kent Ow

Kate’ artworks will be on show until April 25, before a second showcase from travel photographer Stuart Cantor. Photo – Terence-Kent Ow

The adorable Souvenir Shop looks like something from a Wes Anderson film. Photo – Terence-Kent Ow

It’s filled with nostalgic imagery that will get ready to book your next trip! Photo – Terence-Kent Ow

You can also shop the cult-status Assouline coffee table books. Photo – Terence-Kent Ow

Christina Karras
Friday 4th March 2022

David Jones’ new season is all about inspiring Australians to explore the world again after two tumultuous years of lockdowns, border closures and feelings of isolation. So, it’s only fitting that its new gallery space is curated to transport customers on an adventure around the globe.

Overlooking Hyde Park and just above the shoe floor, the store has completely transformed its historical executive suites into an immersive exhibition space called the Wonderworld Gallery.

An expansive photography exhibition from Melbourne-based photographer Kate Ballis has kicked off in the new space, showcasing more than 10 years of her travel photography, capturing landscapes far and wide.

Wander the space to journey around the world through Kate’s incredible snaps of international destinations like Iceland, Patagonia, the Atacama Desert, Morocco, and Palm Springs, California.

There’s also a cute Souvenir Shop featuring dreamy travel gear from Rimowa, the Instagram-famous Assouline coffee table books that capture culture from some of the world’s hottest travel spots, and ceramics from Marloe Marloe.

Plus, take a seat at the airport-inspired bar filled with old-world charm that’s set to leave you feeling all kinds of nostalgia and wanderlust!

Kate Ballis’ works will be on show until April 25th, with a second showcase from travel photographer Stuart Cantor to follow.

You can shop the Wonderworld Edit of beauty, homewares and technology in store and online here, and explore the new season here.

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