The Southern Swell exhibition is now open at Hazelhurst Arts Centre in Gymea.
The exhibition showcases the evolution of surfing, mainly in Cronulla. It shows the evolution of surfboards and historical surfers are mentioned and recognised all over the exhibition.
When you step into the Gallery you are taken back in time and can experience the shift surfing has had over the years. The Gallery mentions key surfers, surfboard shapers, iconic surf breaks and memorabilia.
Brian Jackson, being a featured board shaper is showcased with his iconic surf brand ‘Jackson Surfboards’ and was at the gallery on opening night. Other surfboard shapers featured include Force 9, PCC, Peter Clarke, Mark Riley and Brett Wilson.
While the exhibition is about showing the history of surfing, it doesn’t fail to show what surfing in Cronulla is today. Displaying photos of locals surfers, video rolling and on-screen interviews of well-known local surfers including Blake Johnston, John Veage, April Davey and Jaz Turner to name a few. World tour surfer Connor O’Leary and young rising star Jarvis Earle are also featured.
The Southern Swell exhibition is a great representation of Cronulla’s surfing history while also giving todays current surfers recognition. The gallery shows the revolution of surfboards and you can see firsthand how thy have changed over time. It’s a great way to experience the past while also looking towards the future.
Southern Swell Exhibition is available to see for free everyday until February 2nd 2020.
Hazelhurst is open 10am – 5pm each day.