Skateboards & Superchooks

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  • Location: Tewantin, Tewantin 4565 Queensland

Skateboards & Superchooks
January 7 - February 12, 2006
Exhibition Opening - Sunday 8th January 2006, 2pm
Family Day - Sunday 8th January 2006, 11- 3pm
Summer fun, food and art activities for all the family.

With the holiday season upon us what better way to enjoy it after a swim and family barbie than a visit to the art gallery to view some off beat artwork made by 2 young artists with a passion for skateboarding and an artist who makes crazy creatures out of junk.  Get some relief from the heat of the summer in an airconditioned space showing some very cool work. On Sunday the 8 th January skate boarders are invited to join the fun!  A skateboarding area is set aside next to the gallery for demonstrations. The young rock group "The Invain" is set to be the next best thing on the coast and two members Daniel Evertt and Kris de Waard will be playing an accoustic set at the opening of the exhibition, playing covers and some originals. Create your own board design.

The Noosa Regional Gallery and the Queensland Arts Council present two young Brisbane artists with a shared passion for skateboarding.  This passion has produced very different forms of artistic expression in the work of two Brisbane artists Phillip Christensen and Ben Challenor. They have combined their respective love of painting and photography to create an innovative fusion of skateboarding art and captured movement.

Mural artist Phillip Christensen found that painting on used skateboards was the best way to express both his creative talents and his inner emotions.  Similarly Ben Challenor's 10 years' experience in photography captures another aspect of a sub-culture that many may never experience with his skateboarding-orientated photographs.

Joining Phillip and Ben is extraordinary Brisbane sculptor Chris Trotter who brings new meaning to the inanimate shapes and forms found in the local scrap heap.  Chris is well known for his very popular car sculpture displayed on main beach during the Olympic Arts Festival's Sculpture by the Sea.  Featuring mainly found objects of the metallic kind - Chris likes to create the illusion of functional biomechanical sculptures.

Noosa Regional Gallery  on (07) 5449 5340
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