I came across Australian artist Scott Redford. I really liked his large scale approach to sculpture/installation and the mixture of surf culture with commercial signage + the broken boards!
"Scott Redford is a leading Australian artist who has firmly placed
his home town, Queensland's Gold Coast, on the contemporary art map. This major solo exhibition showcases his
development of the fictitious character Reinhardt Dammn in dialogue with
key works from the last decade. 'Scott
Redford: Introducing Reinhardt Dammn' includes surfboard sculptures,
videos and paintings, suites of fibreglass objects and canvases with
shiny, highly coloured acrylic surfaces" Source: Queensland Art Gallery
This information-graphic was created by Environsurfer, an online surf store based in the US. The 1000SG project focuses on the environmental impact of surfboards but as you can see here it is not the only surfing product that needs improvement.
WAVES Magazine have put together a killer king Ke11y issue with a neat feature on climate change. The surfboard graveyard image features within the climate change article and there's an interview on pg37! Don't miss out on a copy cool cats...
At 'The Graveyard Exhibition' event night I showed PART 3 of the ReRip stroy. I've posted the full story here because it highlights a successful way of collecting surfboards in the US where the aim is to reuse and resell them... could this happen in Australia?
RERIP PART 1
RERIP PART 2
RERIP PART 3
About Rerip.com Rerip.com is a US based online classifieds site for selling, buying, reusing and recycling surfboards. The aim of the company is to provide an opportunity for individuals to reuse and reride equipment, while promoting awareness for the need to reduce our collective footprint on the world.
A big thanks to everyone who made it up to the event night on Thursday - it was great to see you there! For anyone who couldn't make here are some snaps from the night!
The evening at Patagonia Sydney (Nov 17 2011) told the surfboard graveyard story so
far through artworks and a short film. There was also presentations/demonstrations of some of the environmental innovations happening within the surfing world + A RAFFLE of quality goods!
Smorgasboarder is a free mag that can be found at most legit surf stores! The Nov-Dec edition of mag is being dropped around Australia as I write this! The mag focuses on interesting stories from surfers and surfboard shapers in the community. 1000SG has feature spread (pg 72-73) - if you're in the Illawarra, Zink Surf Shop has fresh batch - get one while you can!
Landcare Illawarra held a Dune Day Festival at Gerringong on the weekend. The LA' Division crew were on the live art side of things. Trait, Boyd-E and myself all had our brushes out and the artworks were donated for auction with the proceeds going to Landcare Illawarra.
Landcare Illawarra is a community-based organisation operating in the areas of Wollongong,
Shellharbour and Kiama on the NSW South Coast, they get involved in a broad
range of environmental repair activities, such as bush regeneration.
- Handprinted at the Big Fag Press in Sydney by me, the artist, Chris Anderson - Printed on 100% recycled Enviro-care Paper (120gsm - 65% post-consumer & 35 pre-consumer waste) - Limited Run of 300 prints
Here's some snaps from the printing process
Plate making in Marackville
Inking up the rollers
Pat Armstrong from the Big Fag Press setting up the printer
Printing, each paper piece of paper is put onto the press and printed one by one
A time saving mass crop with Rob from Farrell Printing