Cutback: Surfing Through Art

Cutback: Surfing Through Art

During the 1950s and ’60s, films such as Gidget (1959), Blue Hawaii (1961) and The Endless Summer (1964) popularised surf culture, as did surf bands such as The Bel Airs, The Beach Boys, Dick Dale & The Del Tones and Jan & Dean. In doing so, stereotypes emerged, some of which linger today.

Cutback: Surfing Through Art will showcase the work of seven contemporary Australian artists responding to the art of surfing and alternative aspects of surf culture. Themes explored include cultural rituals, dealing with depression and Australian masculine identity.

Featuring: Chris Bennie, Shaun Gladwell, Andrew Kidman, William Mackinnon, Nanda Ormond, Ben Rak and Joel Rea.

FREE ART ACTIVITY – Surfboard Designs
Grommets aged 4+ can ‘hang- ten’ at the Gold Coast City Gallery exhibition Cutback and use the provided art materials to create a surfboard artwork. Parent supervision required.
DATE Fri, 20 Mar 2015
TIME ‘Drop in’ anytime during Gallery hours 10:00am – 5:00pm

FREE ART ACTIVITIES – Artists and Surf Culture
Grommets aged 4 -12 years can ‘hang- ten’ at the Gold Coast City Gallery exhibition Cutback and participate in a range of creative activities that explore surf culture. Adults and children welcome together to be inspired by the contemporary artists in the exhibition.
DATES Sat, 21 Mar and Sun, 22 Mar 2015
TIME ‘Drop in’ program from 11:00am – 1:00pm – no RSVP required.

IMAGE: Shaun Gladwell, The Flying Dutchman in Blue (Coogee 2) 2013. Collection: Gold Coast City Gallery.

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