Dick Hoole Print
Dick Hoole (2021)
Giclee Cotton Rag Mat Smooth Print
Original: Pyrography on pine
630 x 665mm
Source image credit: Dick Hoole
Dick is the Gold Coast's original surf photographer and surfing cinematographer who made it possible to document and remember the legacies of the early legends of the surf, following the action at the surf competitions during the 70’s and 80’s all the way around Australia to the shores of Hawaii. Dick has captured endless historical shots of world class talent including those featured in this exhibition and was Queensland's first filmmaker to produce a feature film 'Tubular Swells' (1975) with Jack McCoy and followed up with the 80s movie 'Storm Riders'. Dick’s contribution to preserving early Australian surf history and culture on film will endure as his legacy.