Climate Wave was invited to participate on the steering committee for this festival by Connecting Southern Gold Coastand we have been educating the organisers & volunteers on sustainable actions & pitfalls to be aware of during the early stages.
The festival will bring together creative pursuits inspired by surf culture, Bleach* Surfing The Fringe will celebrate all art forms kissed by the ocean, encrusted in salt and bleached by the sun. From 11-26 February 2012, music, art, writing, film and photography sharing the common theme of surfing will be on display across the iconic beaches and venues of the Southern Gold Coast.
Ever-changing and fluid like the ocean, the festival will eschew traditional gallery settings in favour of a series of beachside and casual indoor pop up events liberally scattered across the coast, including art housed in shipping containers, mobile music truck concerts, children’s workshops, a street festival, and outdoor light shows and cinematic experiences.
From the spectacular natural rock formations at Currumbin to Coolangatta’s iconic pointbreaks, the Southern Gold Coast’s visually stunning shoreline and world-class waves will provide the quintessential backdrop for a celebration of surfing’s vibrant fringe culture.
There are many exciting sustainable ideas we will be considering for this event including transport, catering and power so we hope to be able to incorporate them. With any new event baby steps are called for and creating the sustainable practises for this event especially spread over a few weeks is a challenge we are looking forward to.
The organisers are still looking for sponsors for various components of the festival who can be contacted through this site. The festival promises to be an integral event on the annual calendar to showcase the Southern Gold Coast surfing community. You can keep up to speed with the festivals growth on face book.
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