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A huge thank you to Rob Ryan and Karen Neilson for putting the display together and with the help of Andy Mac, Paul Daly and Mal Chalmers . The night went off extremely well with our volunteers always up to the task!
A special mention to Lawrie Jarman, who travelled down from the Sunshine coast to loan us the Ma & Pa Bendall trophy for the exhibition. thank you to all those who put in the effort to make another fun night at Surf World..
The Conference is aiming to be an annual event and follows a Festival Circuit with Byron Bay and Nossa Surf Festivals and is on the eve of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, World Tour opener at Snapper Rocks.
Litmus, created by Australian film-maker Andrew Kidman along with cinematographer John Frank and artist Mark Sutherland, sparked an aesthetic revolution in surf culture.
Shot in Australia, South Africa, Ireland, California and Hawaii, and featuring surfboard design guru Derek Hynd and iconic surfer-shaper Wayne Lynch (as well as appearances by Tom Curren and Miki Dora), the film, released in 1996, was entirely devoid of the hard-driving, thrash-and-burn ethos of the era. Litmus helped shake the surfing world awake to the fact that stylish, flowing surfing didn't fade out with the advent of the tri-finned shortboard, and that the act of surfing itself is far richer than a set of saleable cliches.
The film spread the gospel of what has been labelled a 'retro-progressive' school of surfing, and what was being practiced by an avant-garde core soon spread all over the world. According to Kidman, 'originally cinematographer John Frank and I just wanted to make a film that showed how Wayne Lynch and Derek Hynd had remained surfing extremely well into their forties, and how they had achieved this through design exploration. Other things happened along the way, like the waves in Ireland. We just put the time into the subjects and the places until we felt like we'd represented them with honesty.'
Tickets $15 each and can be purchased from Surf World or goldcoasttickets.com.au
For the first time Surf World Gold Coast presents the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year and Surf Movie of the Year Awards. This exhibition showcases the finalist of this prestigious awards that recognises the best single surfing-themed photograph and film taken during 2015.
Surf World attended the Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) at Redland Performing Arts Centre last week to accept the award (photo above) for their win in the Organisations Volunteer Run – Engagement category for “Sharing the Stoke” project.
Author Andrew Crockett will be appearing at SWGC for the launch and signing of his latest book in the Switchfoot Trilogy. In addition he will be presenting and narrating a slide show of the most intriguing images from the three Switchfoot books.
This will be followed by the unseen short films by George Greenough, ‘Heads, Faces in the Sky’ and ‘Get it by the Wings’. Music by the Makaha duo.