Arguably the largest exhibition of leading surf photographers ever assembled, Flotsam International Masters of Surf exhibition curated by legendary lensman Ted Grambeau will feature a roll call of over thirty of the biggest and brightest luminaries of the surf photography genre across the eras.

Opening with a cocktail lunch and launch at the new Kirra Beach House, the exhibition will feature a single image chosen by each designated Master, with select items from the collection going under the hammer to benefit each photographer’s chosen beneficiary.

Featured photographers include:

Art Brewer, Andrew Sheild, Ben Thouard, Bill Morris, Brent Bielmann, Brian Bielmann, Brown Cannon, Cait Miers, Chris Burkard, Christa Funk, Chris Van Lennep, Corey Wilson, Dan Merkel, Daniel Russo, Damea Dorsey, Dave Sparkes, Dick Hoole, Erik Aeder, Helio Antonio, Jamie Scott, Jason Childs, Jeff Divine, Jeff Flindt, Joli, John Ogden, John Witzig, Mathew Tildesley, Mike Coots, Nathan Smith, Rammohan Paranjape, Rambo Estrada, Robert Brown, Russell Ord, Sean Davey, Simon Williams, Steve Sherman, Sylvain Cazenave, Ted Grambeau, Todd Glaser, Tom Servais, Tony Harrington, Trent Slatter

Launch tickets include:

+ Roaming deluxe canapes, finger food and woodfire pizzas

+ Live music + special guest panelists

+ Door giveaways, and the chance to bid on select prints to take home

Funds raised from sales will go towards each featured photographers chosen charity.

Join us to launch this landmark exhibition, and roll into the long weekend with a cocktail exhibition launch + sunset taking in the vista overlooking iconic Kirra Point enjoying a sample of fine organic tequila from presenting partner Solento.

About: Flotsam International Masters Of Surf

Ted’s impetus in developing this inaugural exhibition was as a source of inspiration and to create respect and understanding for those who have contributed so much to the evolution of surf culture through photography.

“Like any subject, to have a complete understanding one must first study the history of the subject. If you study art, the first thing you would do would be to study the great Masters.
Contemporary and aspiring photography enthusiasts know very little of the great talents that preceded them in the realm of surf photography. This is a small step in redressing that situation,” said Ted.

“I have no set formula as to who qualifies, but basically professional photographers with at least two decades in the industry. Or alternatively they are so talented that they are recognised by their peers that they provide an inspiration for younger emerging photographers. Those eligible are a list too large for me to cover in one exhibition, but the aim is for Masters to become an annual event that will expand each time and serve to create a global record of the industry’s greatest surf, lifestyle and ocean photographers.”

Each photographer was invited to submit one file of their choice that represented their craft. The opening exhibition event will launch with an Auction during the festival, and 100% of the proceeds will be given to the respective artist or alternatively donated by the artist to a nominated cause or charity from a list provided by the festival.

 

 

 

Artists
Jeff Divine

Jeff Divine

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Art Brewer

Art Brewer

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Todd Glaser

Todd Glaser

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Rambo Estrada

Rambo Estrada

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Christa Funk

Christa Funk

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Sean Davey

Sean Davey

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Dick Hoole

Dick Hoole

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Russell Ord

Russell Ord

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Mathew Tildesley

Mathew Tildesley

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Jason Childs

Jason Childs

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Ben Thouard

Ben Thouard

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Jamie Scott

Jamie Scott

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John Witzig

John Witzig

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Bill Morris

Bill Morris

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Dave Sparkes

Dave Sparkes

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Flotsam International Masters Of Surf Launch

When

# Fri, May 3 1:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Where

# Kirra Beach House

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Costs

$45 + Booking Fee

(tx excluded)
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