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WA Surf Gallery at Aravina Estate Yallingup

Surfing WA have partnered with Aravina Estate for the first official Western Australian surfing museum, the WA Surf Gallery.

The Surf Gallery located at Aravina Estate Yallingup will be open to the public from Sunday 3 December 2017. It will be open free of charge 7 days a week from 10am-4pm.

Here are photos of some of the team who helped set up the Gallery.

Image #1. Surf Historian Mick Marlin with his vintage surf magazines.

Image #2. Surfboard collector James McGhee with his Blaxell side slipper shaped by Steve Cockburn.

Image #3. Rural bush fire fighter Ian ‘Mitch’ Mitchell with his Cordingley Surfboard shaped by Craig Bettenay.

Image #4. Dynamic duo Sandra Newland and Thea McDonald-Lee

Image #5. Surfing WA CEO Mark Lane on cleaning duties.

Click on this link to view The Weekend West coverage of WA Surf Museum.



WA Surf Gallery – Update ** updated 22 Sept 2017 **

Update 22 Sept. Proposed opening date changed from Frid 1 Dec to Sat 2 Dec 2017 to fit in with other Yal Mal commitments.

The name of the proposed WA Surf Museum at Aravina Estate Winery Yallingup has been changed to WA Surf Gallery.  This name will better reflect the changing themes of the Gallery.

The focus of Exhibition #1 will be “Surfing in Western Australia – through the decades – 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s.”

Surfing WA have appointed Damon Hurst (the curator of the Frontier Surfing exhibition held at Fremantle Arts Centre April-May 2016) to co-ordinate the setting up of the Gallery.

Damon is now focusing on compiling a database of surf memorabilia to display in the Gallery.

An architect has drawn up a floor plan for the Gallery. The type, number and best way to display vintage surfboards has been discussed. Some vintage surf photos have been selected for framing. Surfing WA will maintain a register of ownership of articles on loan and displayed at the Gallery.

Photo: 2017 some Committee members in the gardens at Aravina. Peter Dunn pic.

L-R Mick Marlin, Jim King and Bill Gibson.

Surfing WA and Aravina will collaborate to develop a media plan closer to the opening of the gallery.

The opening is planned for Friday 1 December 2017, 6-9pm on the eve of the 2017 Yal Mal Classic.