A celebration of cinema, surf and sounds in aid of The Wave Project
The annual London Surf / Film Festival charity gallery show has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting showcases of ‘surf art’ and for those in the know it has become the place to scoop a one-off piece of work for your wall.
For 2015 the LS/FF presented by REEF has raised the bar yet again. Partnering with Powerful Water Company and the UK’s most exciting surf creatives the specially commissioned ‘8 Track Gallery’ show celebrates the connection of celluloid and sound in aid of The Wave Project.
“Music informs our viewing experience, colours our emotional response and heightens the senses,” says Festival Director Chris Nelson. “A well considered score can help reveal the true cinematic story, iconic moments in surf history have been created with a coming together of sound and vision – consider the way Pink Floyd’s ethereal, otherworldly ‘Echoes’ encapsulated George Greenough’s groundbreaking barrel footage in Crystal Voyager, transporting the viewer into that alien realm for the first time on the big screen.”
“We invited leading artists: Nick Radford, Jez Goffin, Rich Braham, Will Beeslaar, Victoria Jones, Andy Rootz Mold and Ben Cook to produce or reinterpret to produce or reinterpret the album artwork for an iconic surf movie that resonated with them,” says Creative Director Demi Taylor. “Taking inspiration from era defining features like Morning of the Earth and modern classics like Riding Giants the resulting 8 Track Gallery presented by POW is a stunning body of work. Ranging from classic pencil portraiture through to graphic illustration the collection really stirs the senses.”
The series of one-off A2 prints previewed during the 5th Annual London Surf / Film Festival. Each unique piece is now available to own at londonsurffilmfestival.com/8-track-gallery with the buy it now price of £120 plus P&P with all proceeds going to THE WAVE PROJECT. Through their award-winning surf courses, registered charity The WAVE PROJECT helps young people facing exceptional challenges.