Sidewayz 2012

Sidewayz 2012 is proudly presented by Westsyde Connection & Balmoral Boards

Featuring artwork on recycled skateboards & snowboards from over 101 local & international artists including:

Alex Lehours, Apeseven, Bennett, Birdhat, Bridge Stehli, Caspian De Looze, Deb, Drewfunk, Kerupt, Luke Taafe, RJ Williams, Skel, Skulk, Vars, Wade Burkit and Stuart Smythe

Open night 23 August, 6:00 @ Global Gallery – Until 1 September

Aaron Checkwood

Transworld Surf photo editor Aaron Checkwood has a new photo book out titled My Oceanside. With an exhibtion running untill the 4th September at the California Surf Museum.

Via captainfin

Sprout Daily – Belly Board Exhibition

In association with the 25th Snowy McAlister Surf Festival, Sprout Daily has curated an exhibition of unique original art. Using vintage bellyboard’s as a canvas, local artists have taken their talents to the sea and back to create these beautiful boards.
Opening Night Friday 8 June from 7pm
Belgrave Cartel
6 Belgrave Street
On show over the long weekend, they have amazing food and great coffee

Sea Stoke + Surf Aid

Sea stoke exhibition

Sea Stoke is supporting Surf Aid with a Fundrasing exhibition of salt inspired art.  Works by: Morgan Bridgeford, Kat Charles, Xavier Davis, Mick Egan, Kyme Farley, Shaun Freeman, Luke Hallam, Matthew Hannon, Adrian Knott, Wade Lewis, Adam Lynch, Chris McConville, Gary Parker, Jeff Raglus, Ben Ross, Joel Stevens, Skye Walker, Peter Web, Mark Richards ( RIP ) + more
$5 fundraiser entry  – live music and drinks
@Boom Gallery Newtown




60 Years Of Innovation



The most iconic name in the surf industry is celebrating it’s 60th year of operation and innovation with a global art tour curated by Monster Children. Starting in Sydney on March 15th, artworks by Thomas Campbell, Geoff McFetridge, Mark Penxa, Jim Phillips Jr, Tim Chapman and Liam Gerrard, along with a plethora of O’Neill memorabilia will be exhibited in a global art and innovation tour. The exhibition will travel through Asia, Africa, Europe and North America, with the final exhibition being seen in Santa Cruz at the O’Neill Cold Water Classic WT surf event in November.

Opening 6pm 15th March, Old Paramount Building, Surry Hills
Tour Runs March 15th – 18th March

Follow the tour at

Ben Brown – Die Young

Die Young is an exhibition of works by iconic Sydney Illustrator, Ben Brown.

Ben’s obsessive-compulsive artistic relationship with skulls and bones is clearly a consequence of being born with super human illustration skills and x-ray vision.

His latest series of candy coloured portraits split Kurt Cobain, James Dean, Sid Vicious, Jimmy Hendrix, Buddy Holly and music’s most recent victim, Amy Winehouse, quite literally, in half. The Andy Warhol inspired comical renders, are part morbid tongue in cheek (or skull) and part eternal depictions (flesh). Die Young salutes popular idols with untimely deaths. As Ben puts it…”the celebrity life-style that we seem to aspire to, had killed them all by the age of 27?

An illustrator for over twenty years, Ben Brown is a regular contributor of comics for editorial, including the notorious surfing publication ‘Stab’. He has designed extensive clothing graphics for brands such as Mambo, Insight, Globe, O’Neill, Rip Curl, Ocean & Earth, Nice Produce and Supply, and he has designed music and festival posters for the likes of Nirvana, Frenzal Rhomb, Silverchair, Fat Boy Slim, The Hoodoo Gurus, Big Day Out, Good Vibrations Festival, Homebake and The Falls Festival.

Die Young opens on the 9th of December from 6pm to 10pm and is on exhibition until the 24th December 2011 at The National Grid Gallery, 24 Chard Rd, Brookvale.

Bens Website

Sidewayz 2011

After a two year hiatus the Sidewayz Art Exhibition returns. Keeping with the original format of artworks on recycled skateboards and snowboards the exhibition continues to be a non-profit exercise, raising funds for a couple of good causes.

Opening at The National Grid Gallery on Saturday 4 June, over 65 artists from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are contributing to this years exhibition.

Sidewayz 2011 contributers include; Scott Marr, PigeonBoy, Konsumterra, Kalen, Sarah Scully, RJ Williams, Esjay, Vars, SMC[3], Stylo, E.L.K, Teem, Bennett, Anton Benois, Tim Andrew, Brandon Els, Qwux, Willem Van Stom, Tez, Phibs, Lise Pod, Jimmy Neilly, KON, Ellie Schroeder, Dave Kaziro, Benny Haz, Reka, Ben Goad, Ben Frost, Pinky, Lucas McGrath, kulk, Zoe Young, Wade Burkitt, Robert Bates, Rick Swaine, Beastman, Ollie Lucas, Mia Taninaka, Luke Taaffe, Julie Doye, Dina Raus, Deb, Cameron Wall, Bridge, Beth Josey, Barrett, Jeremy Shaw, Dave Smith, Kane Stamp, Liz Laughton, Jon Jones, Andrew Fawcet…plus heaps more!