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When:

Sat 23 Feb 2013, 8:30am
Sun 3 Mar 2013, 8:30am–4:30pm

Where: Kirra Hill Community & Cultural Centre, Garrick Street, Coolangatta

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: lucywalgers

A photographic exhibition showcasing the Gold Coast’s colourful history of beach culture.

In July 2002, Gold Coast surfer Damon Harvey rode a single, continuous wave from Snapper Rocks to Kirra – a distance of 1.5 km that took him nearly four minutes to cover. This is almost certainly the longest wave ever ridden on the Gold Coast, perhaps in Australia. This year Bleach* Festival has taken the concept of riding the longest wave and applied it across a series of art installations, photographic exhibitions and theatrical coastal guided walks.

Surf writer Tim Baker and curator Michael Aird create a colourful historical kaleidoscope of beach culture on the southern Gold Coast. Thousands upon thousands of Australians have treasured memories and mementoes from their holidays spent on the southern Gold Coast, and The Longest Wave Exhibition will showcase a photographic exploration of this rich tradition.

The Longest Wave Exhibition will give the community the opportunity to share their own treasured memories of this stunning coastline while presenting timeless and historical images of our changing relationship to this coast. Images have been sourced from a variety of collections including newspapers, libraries, professional photographers and family photo albums. Surf World Gold Coast is a contributing partner of The Longest Wave Exhibition, which will later be installed at the Museum in Currumbin.