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Faces of the Festival Exhibition

The Plummer / Kennedy Conspiracy.

Following on from the success of last year’s “Faces of Surf” photographic project, The Plummer/Kennedy Conspiracy will be feature again – even bigger and even better.

They’ll be shooting competitors, celebrities and YOU the spectators in their unique style in high – end portable studios in several locations around Manly.

Here’s how it works: each days “Faces of Surf” will be exhibited in venues & high profile spaces all over Manly.

So if you come to the Festival you’re sure to see them. You may even get to be one of the “Faces of Surf” yourself!

To view images, visit: Steyne Hotel, Jah Bar, Manly Wharf Hotel.

For more information visit www.krop.com/conspiracytheory

Plummer / Kennedy

1970’s photographic exhibition by Rusty Miller

Turning Point; Trimming lifestyles’

A photographic exhibition by Rusty Miller. Featuring works from the 1970 Bells Competition and following surfers seeking the alternative lifestyle to the North Coast. A period which saw a potent turning point in the lifestyle of surfing’s most renowned identities.

Visit the Saltmotion gallery throughout the 4 days of the festival, or pop in for opening exhibition drinks on Thursday evening at 6:30pm.

Saltmotion Gallery

Market Place, Manly. (02) 9976 6518

For information visit: www.saltmotion.com


‘Wave out of Water’ by Peter Collins

Hero Peter “Beatle” Collins has taken out the Emerging Artist Prize at the inaugural Sculpture at Sawmillers event held on the edge of Sydney Harbour…

And now festival goers can enjoy his works, with the sculptured piece titled ‘Wave out of Water’ on display during the Manly Festival of Surfing.

Peter ‘Beatle’ Collins

Title: Wave out of Water

Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.6 x 2m high

Materials: Steel concrete, mesh, sticks

Manly Wharf Forecourt


Sprout Daily Surf Photo Exhibition

At Sprout Daily, the mission is simple: to fill your inbox each day with images of liquid perfection, and when Huey’s not up to his best, just bring a smile to your dial with images of all things Manly.

The ‘Seasons’ exhibition is a retrospective exploration of Sprout’s photographic images from 2010…. through the lens of Sprout Daily,  observed during the different seasons and moods of Manly’s surfing and seaside lifestyle.

So come along to check out Sprout’s images at The Cartel, Manly’s funkiest and friendliest new cafe.

Take your time and enjoy.

Belgrave Cartel

6 Belgrave St, Manly. (02) 9976 6548

For more information visit www.sproutdaily.com

Sprout Daily

‘Hang 5′ Art Exhibition by Deborah Broughton

Deborah Broughton’s Art is widely recognised across Sydney and NSW. Her vibrant paintings and prints invite you to share her observations of the beautiful Sydney beaches, and celebration of Aussie Surf Culture.

A stand out from last year’s festival, Deborah will again have original paintings on exhibition and available for sale over all 4 days of the festival.

The ‘Hang 5’ Exhibition focuses on Deborah’s popular surf and kombi-themed paintings with a new range of surf art, including the painted surfboards that have proved so popular in previous years.

Novotel Sydney – Manly Pacific

55 North Steyne, Manly (02) 9977-7666

For information visit: www.thelivingartist.com

Deborah Broughton


Local Surfers have donated their old surfboards, which have been recycled into colourful chalkboards!

Pick up a piece of chalk and draw on one of the Surf Chalk Boards at Manly’s Ocean Beach front. This is a fun art activity for children & their families.

Creative surfies waiting around to ride their next wave are also encouraged to show their skills on the ‘board’

Sunday 21 November at North Steyne Beach

For more information visit www.angelavanboxtel.com


Saltmotion Gallery Exhibition

Saltmotion Gallery is a chic, surf and ocean art gallery & café on Market Place. This art hub is a refreshing, holistic approach to showcasing the best ocean photography and exclusive Limited Edition T-shirts.

Visit the gallery, find an art piece for yourself or a present and join Saltmotion’s mailing list for ongoing surf photography delivered to your inbox.

Saltmotion Gallery

Market Place, Manly (02) 9976 6518

For information visit: www.saltmotion.com

Salt Motion

Mikala Wilbow Surf Lifestyle Photo Exhibition

Take a walk north along Manly Beach to Ash’s Table Cafe to view some of Mikala Wilbow’s Surf Lifestyle Photography. These Inspirational photographs capture beautiful moments at the beach and the lifestyle of a surfer. Exhibition open daily.

Ash’s Table

93 North Steyne, Manly. (02) 9976-3382

For information visit: www.mikalawilbow.com

Mikala Wilbow


Surfers (& visitors to the Manly Festival of Surfing) can recycle  old thongs (with a surfy/beach theme) and become part of the ‘Manly Ozzie Thong’ Art Fence in Whistler Street .

Draw, write (song line, quote, text) or stick a photo or any other surfy memoir on the thong.

Leave your thong on the fence (on one of the strings) in Whistler street during the Surf Festival.

Or stroll past and have a little looksie at the thong art on display!

Whistler St, Manly

For information visit: Art Fence


Rockpools captured by Jack Cochrane’s vivid photographs

Manly Art Gallery & Museum is the venue for a compelling exhibition of extreme close-up underwater photography by Jack Cochrane highlighting the beautiful creatures living in marine rock pools.

Using underwater macro lenses and natural light, Jack explores Sydney’s marine rock pools to capture vivid, richly coloured patterns and striking close-up perspectives of the world of sea anemones, bluebottles, jellyfish and algae.

Open daily from 10am – 5pm throughout the festival

Manly Art Gallery & Museum

West Esplanade Reserve, Manly.

For information visit Manly Art Gallery

Jack Chochrane Art

‘WoMANLY’ Surf Art & Design

A fascination for vintage fabrics are the inspiration behind a range of ‘WoManly’ surf designs by Dutch local Manly Artist Angela van Boxtel.

‘I love exploring the nostalgia of a surf era only known to me out of movies and magazines’. A small selection of the Artist’s work is on show at the Red Earth Café during the festival.

Red Earth Café

Short Street Plaza, Manly

For more information: ‘WoMANLY’ Surf Art & Design

Angela Womanly Be the Wind Angela van Boxtel