Wednesday, November 09, 2011

'Surf City' - Exhibition at the Museum of Sydney

The amazing looking exhibition Surf City has just opened at the Museum of Sydney. This exhibition has has been coming together for some time and has seen the curator, Gary Crockett, collaborate with around 40 collectors in and around Sydney. The exhibition is not just about surfing itself, but places it in the context of Sydney as a city, as well as thinking about the social, political and cultural events and changes that were happening along the way. If you find yourself in Sydney between now and March, it looks as though it would be worth a visit. I'll be checking it out this weekend.

For more information, photos, clips and an idea of what it is all about, you can check out the exhibition blog here. From the blog;
Surf City will track Sydney’s dynamic surf scene through the 50s, 60s and 70s: spanning an amazing period of social upheaval, post war optimism, teen angst, rock and roll, prosperity, drugs and shifting cultural frontiers. We'll feature Sydney's surfing hubs, hot spots and cultures along with the movers and shapers who stirred the pot during these vivid and volatile years. We'll also show what surf-crazed Sydneysiders wore, watched, made, rode, heard and read and even reveal how surfing changed Sydney. The exhibition will contain boards, movies, photos, magazines, music, clothes, everyday surf wares and treasures.

1 comment:

  1. Ahoy there friend - oh yeah, totally dig yer take on surfing . . . . life . . . . & . . . . death. I was once a surfer living in Brisbane . . . . . West End . . . . . it was 1974 . . . . i was there for the flood. Now I live at Mooloolaba . . . . . on my boat . . . . . surfing, busking & friendship sustains me. I am 58 but feel like I'm 18 - ain't life grand ! ! !
    Your photos and words affect me.

    Cheers and respect from Captain Tricko

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