Wednesday, 20 November 2019


Shellharbour City Council is inviting residents to come along to the launch of Board Hoarders #3, a skateboard graphic art exhibition and the first key component of this year’s Surf and Skate Festival.  

Shellharbour City Council is co-presenting the free exhibition with Wollongong creative studio, Verb Syndicate, from Friday 29 November to 15 December, at the Shellharbour Civic Centre. 

The exhibition celebrates the vintage era of skateboarding art and will be the third installment of local South Coast collector Callum Crinis’ prized selection of original 80s boards, as well as additional shapes and styles originating from the 90s and 2000s.

Illawarra blues-rock duo El Grande (featuring Jimmy Vann of the Vanns) will be performing on the night and Southbridge Boardriders will also be attending with a live competition draw to announce the heats for the first-ever South Coast tag-team surf competition being held 15 December.  

Creative attendees can sit down to design and create their own skateboard deck with a free workshop run by Shellharbour Libraries.
Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said that the exhibit could be enjoyed by both skateboard graphic enthusiasts and novices, as well as anyone with an appreciation for the history of board-sports, design, and art. 
“This unique exhibition is a direct reflection of skateboarding culture and its origins. It’s a fantastic window of opportunity to learn more about how skateboards have been used as a form of artistic expression and reflection of the world over time,” She said. 

The exhibited skateboard decks span a lifetime of eras, trends, shapes, aesthetics, and messages. 

Collecter, Callum Crinis, said that he was looking forward to sharing his collection locally, and hoped to reach a crowd outside of skateboarding that could appreciate the pieces as the incredible works of art they are.

“Skateboarding is its own art form. It’s art in motion and a reflection of who you are. Everyone skates so differently,” He said. 

“Like, you could be at the same spot with five of your mates, and each person will see it in a different way. Art is similar in that you’re putting yourself on to whatever canvas you have; you’re expressing a part of you on it. ” 

Shellharbour Surf and Skate Festival event is proudly supported by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW as well as Southbridge Boardriders, Beach Street Surf Scene, Verb Syndicate, Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative,  i98FM and WIN Network.

Media queries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.


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