This weekend is the annual Surfrider Foundation Eco Challenge Festival on the Sunshine Coast. This year, being held at the Kawana Surf Life Saving Club the Eco Challenge is an awareness event for the Sunshine Coast Surfrider Foundation branch to showcase green and sustainable culture, leisure and business that is thriving on the Sunshine Coast. The event is also to create awareness about our beautiful coast’s environmental issues, highlighted by sustainability initiatives and campaigns.
This type of festival is clearly right up my alley and I’ve participated in previous years. But for something a little different this year I won’t be displaying my usual canvas artwork, I’ll be displaying my latest surfboard paintings that I’ve been working on recently. The main focus on my display is to show that a lot of items can be upcycled and turned into artwork, such as old surfboards that would otherwise end up in landfill.
Along with other artists and businesses showcasing their sustainable and green products and artworks, there will be live music from bands like Oka, a wooden surfboard event, skateboard demos, interactive art & eco-workshops, massive kites on the beach, drums on the beach and an eco-village filled with market stalls.
If you’d like to check out my recent surfboard paintings in person, please head down to the Eco Challenge Festival on Sunday and come and say hi!
- Sunday 9th November 2014
- Kawana Surf Life Saving Club + adjacent park
- 99 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina
- 7am – 7pm
Here’s the full poster