The Coolangatta foreshore is one of the most storied strips of coast in the surfing world. Cyclone swells, world champs, pro contests, outrageous tube rides, underground rippers – the ‘Gatta has seen it all. Focal Point celebrates this extraordinary surfing wonderland with an outdoor photo exhibition that captures peak moments from our surfing heritage by some of our region’s top surf photographers.

Stroll from Kirra Point along the Coolangatta beachfront, traversing Greenmount headland and on to Rainbow Bay, Snapper Rocks and Point Danger, taking in a series of spectacular photo installations along the way. Informative captions tell the stories behind the images, and you can scan QR codes for extra content. Do your own self guided walk, or book a ticketed photography workshop or free photo meetup.

Coolangatta has produced more world surfing champions, more world class photographers and more great surfing moments than anywhere else on earth. Focal Point is our homage to this legendary surfing playground and the talented photographers who have documented it.

Focal Point will run for the duration of the Flotsam Festival.

Mon – Sun 6.30am-6pm

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. 

Click on the below links to view details about each installation:

 

Artists
Albert Falzon

Albert Falzon

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Ted Grambeau

Ted Grambeau

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Andrew Sheild

Andrew Sheild

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Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson

Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson

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Tim Baker

Tim Baker

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Fran Miller

Fran Miller

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Marty Tullemans

Marty Tullemans

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Simon ‘Swilly’ Williams

Simon ‘Swilly’ Williams

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Tony “Harro” Harrington

Tony “Harro” Harrington

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Flotsam: Focal Point

When

# Mon, May 1 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Tue, May 2 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Wed, May 3 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Thu, May 4 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Fri, May 5 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Sat, May 6 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Sun, May 7 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Mon, May 8 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Tue, May 9 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Wed, May 10 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Thu, May 11 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Fri, May 12 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Sat, May 13 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

# Sun, May 14 12:00 am — 11:59 pm

Where

# Greenmount Beach

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Other events

Flotsam x Igers Sunrise Photo Meet
free event
2023 photo meet

Flotsam x Igers Sunrise Photo Meet

Sun, May 7

5:30 am — 7:00 am

Greenmount Beach

Mobile Photography Photo Walk
free event
2023 photo walk photography workshop

Mobile Photography Photo Walk

Sat, May 13

9:00 am — 11:00 am

Greenmount Beach

Flotsam Now + Then Group Exhibition
free event
2023 exhibition photography

Flotsam Now + Then Group Exhibition

Mon, May 1

9:00 am — 5:00 pm

Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre

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