Wollongong celebrates the history and culture of surfing on the South Coast with an exhibition called ‘The Green Cathedral’ including contemporary surf art, classic boards and memorabilia, photography and film.
The event coordinators are calling upon the local community to contribute their own photos which depict the collective memories involving surfing in the region.
The exhibition will run during Summer and be opened on the 8th December, including contemporary surf art from Ozzie Wright, Peter ‘Beatle’ Collins, Nell, Abbey McCullock, Richard Tognetti and Jon Frank, Chris Anderson, James Angus, Paul Ryan, Mark Osland, Stan Squire, Gerry Wedd, Chicks on Speed, Reg Mombassa, and Katrina O’Brien.
SHOOTING THE CURL!
The Green Cathedral Photography Exhibition
A photographic exhibition of local breaks, fully sick barrel riding, classic Gong shots and underwater waves by contemporary surf photographers. Also a “locals only”, a looping slide show of Gong surf images from private Illawarra albums.
A handsome quiver of boards and local surf memorabilia from deep within the garages of local shapers and collectors.
Lecture by local legendary surfcyclopaedic board collector and creator of surfresearch.com Geoff Cater on the Illawarra’s surf history, 2pm Sat Dec 14 in the Mann-Tatlow Gallery.
SURF FILM NIGHT
Bring your crew and lounge on the grass in the Arts Precinct behind the gallery for a screening of the locally made award winning feature film RAW and shorts by young Gong emerging filmmakers.
SURF PHOTOGRAPHY CAMPFIRE STORIES
Wollongong is a breeding ground for reknown surf photographers, join in the slideshow discussion and Q&A with 6 decades of experience as they discuss anything from world travel horror stories to camera housing, including David Milnes, Nat Palmer, Mick McCormack, Steve Conti, Alan Love and Ray Collins. Hosted by Mark Newsham. FREE
Bluescope Gallery Thurs 12 Dec 2013 6-9pm
to go with photography show
Youth Surf Photography Workshop with Mark Newsham
Ever wondered how to get the best out of that new GoPro? Or how to shoot in the line up or from a helicopter?!
Have all your surf photography questions answered by seasoned pro surf photographer Mark Newsham in this hands on workshop.
Bring your gear!
Ages 16- friday 31st Jan 4 hours $30 each between 10-20 people
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