Published on 11 January 2022

Capturing the stoke

City of Onkaparinga's annual Surf Art exhibition is in full swing at Port Noarlunga's Arts Centre, with works celebrating the ocean, coastal environment and the culture of all things surfing on show until 30 January.

The Surf Art exhibition, which kicked off 10 December, marks the beginning of summer and it has become one of the pivotal features of the annual program at the Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga.

Carving a place in the hearts and souls of the southern arts calendar, the exhibition celebrates not only surfing culture, but the region’s history, stunning coastal environment and lifestyle.

Painted surfboards are a staple in the exhibition, accompanied by scenes of the local coastal environment, or people enjoying the sun, sand and surf of the region’s beautiful coastline. Often, the use of unexpected mediums captures the essence of a surfing lifestyle.

This year's exhibition contains almost 70 works, displayed in the foyer, Onkaparinga Gallery and Red Rover Gallery, and they run the gamut from paintings and prints, to marble sculpture, Australian Merino wool, sea glass, metal, ceramics, and even a marine debris sculpture.

The works in the beautifully curated exhibition can be purchased - enquire about availability and prices in person or online by messaging the Onkaparinga Arts Facebook page.

Entry is free and the exhibition runs until 30 January.

Framed paintings of surfing scenes on the wall of the Arts Centre.