Legends of the Surf

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 "Legends of the Surf" exhibition catalogue here

Opened officially on Saturday 26 June 2021 at Coolangatta Sands Hotel, the "Legends of the Surf" solo exhibition by Emily Rose honoured the rich historical and cultural surfing heritage of the Gold Coast and the icons of our local surf community behind it.

Sales from Legends of the Surf collectively raised $7,184.40 to support the coastal conservation work of Surfrider Foundation GC and Gold Coast World Surf Reserve, and the empowering mental health education and stigma reduction work of LIVIN.

The opening event was MC'd by surfing legend Andrew McKinnon and featured an opening address by World Champion Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew, a series of 15 pyrographic portraits of surf legends with their permission auctioned for charity, never-before-seen footage of '75 Burleigh swell from fathers of surf photography Dick Hoole and Steve Core, footage from Lachlan McKinnon aka Mr.Clips, a raffle of a flying fish surfboard donated by The Surfboard Warehouse customised by Emily with pens donated by Posca, hair-raising performance by local band Scrappz, and a softboard signed by Mick Fanning donated by The Surfboard Agency.

"Legends of the Surf" exhibited from Saturday 26 June - Wednesday 7 July 2021 at The Art Space on 19 McLean Street, Coolangatta QLD, courtesy of the wonderful Leroy and Jules. Thank you to everyone who made this extraordinary project possible.

Media Links

Channel Seven 'Creek to Coast' (17/07/21)


Ocean Road Magazine




Blank Gold Coast Press


Pacific Longboarder Magazine