Coast is a group exhibition that celebrates and explores the surfing culture through the eyes of prominent local artists Darius Devas, Rusty Miller, Potts and Andrew Wells. The works showcased in this exhibition provide a myriad of perspectives on surfing, its culture, connection to the raw force of the ocean and wider social politics that impact on the surfing lifestyle.
The collection of works include photographic images by local photographer Rusty Miller, reflecting on how surfing interrelates with the culture, politics and style of the late 60s and 70s; mixed media works by Byron Bay local, Potts, depicting iconic beach and surfing pop culture imagery on salvaged timber; beautifully crafted, hand-made timber surfboards by renowned local surfboard shaper Andrew Wells from Grown Surfboards and an evocative, impressionistic, filmic exploration of the ocean by local film-maker Darius Devas.
A FREE GALLERY EVENT
Exhibition to be opened by special guests Mike Jahn, Festival Director – Byron Bay Surf Festival accompanied by the ‘Soren Carlbergg Trio’ playing smooth low-key surf grooves for the event. Complimentary wine and nibbles served.
Join us in the Gallery to immerse yourself in the pure uncomplicated world of ‘COAST’!
Exhibition runs from 28 October – 6 December 2015 at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Crn Cherry & Crane Streets, Ballina.