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.