6 Foot + Clean: Surf + Art
22 April – 29 May 2004
John Dahlsen, Shannon Doyle, Joe Furlonger, James Geurts, Tim Hixson, Mark Kimber, Kieran Kinney, Tracey Moffatt, Chris Osborne, Scott Redford, Doug Spowart, Mike Taylor and Anne Zahalka
The first Western artwork depicting surfing was an illustration of a surfer greeting Captain James Cook’s ship in Hawaii in 1779 by John Webber. There are an estimated 2.3 million surfers in Australia. 6 ft + Clean celebrates the surfing subculture, an art form in itself. The beach, the environment, music and fashion are the subjects of this exhibition by contemporary Australian artists, including South Australians, Mark Kimber and James Geurts.
A Gold Coast City Art Gallery travelling exhibition. Curated and catalogue essay by Brett Adlington.