Ok reveal time. My first boyfriend was a 6ft 4 blonde dutch surfer boy called Marco and his brother Rene made surfboards. As such I spent many hours familiarising myself with Dr. Zoggs Sex Wax (dont be alarmed and do follow the link) and reading Tracks Magazine and to this day I nurse a deeply held respect and admiration for the madness that is surf culture and am as envious as all get out of all those who can manage to ride a wave. So this exhibition by hollow board maestro Peter Walker's meticulously crafted boards at the Jam Factory has me pretty much delirious and ready to board a plane to Adelaide immediately.
Walker has paired with four friends and fellow designers including Jam Factory Director Stephen Bowers and fellow crafter and board rider Gerry Wedd to create what for me is the perfect synergy of form and function. Please do yourselves the proverbial Molly and check out a little more about this brilliant, humble and immensely talented man. Breathtaking.
or read this great blog post by his beach buddy (and hml hero) Gerry Wedd
Until 17 Oct 2010
Gallery 1, Jam Factory. Adelaide.
I & THE OTHERS
66B Johnston Street, Collingwood.