Frontier Surfing explores WA's history with big wave surfing and the mystical connection between the surfer and the wave. The exhibition tracks the early history of surfing in WA, going back to the pioneers who explored the now famous surf breaks along the coastline, to the present day Mavericks towing into monster waves off the WA coast.
The Exhibition features work by legendary surf photography John Witzig as well as large-scale images by renowned local photographers Jamie Scott and Russel Ord. Also on display are a series of surfboards dating back to the last 50 years and video footage of big wave surfing and interviews with the surfers who are brave enough to ride them. All in all, this exhibition will leave you with a mystical sense of adventure and an appreciation of WA's magnificent coastline.
Coinciding with the exhibition, the Fremantle Arts Centre is hosting a family friendly film night on 2nd May featuring some of the best recent surf movies. Starting the evening is Bella Vita, which follows surfer and artist Chris Del Moro on his pilgrimage to his ancestral homeland in Italy. This movie is a visual feast of culture, food and surfing and includes a stellar cast.
The second film to feature is the award winning The Salt Trail, an Indonesia surfing safari that takes viewers on an epic journey from Bali to the isolated Mentawai island.
Sat 2 April Doors open 6pm Films commence 7pm
Tickets $15 from Oztix
Kids 15 and under FREE (no ticket required)