Wax Off is a quasi-annual art show showcasing some of the finest artists from Australia and around the globe, all connected by surf culture. This year they are embarking on the production of Wax Off zine featuring artists from our upcoming shows in Byron Bay & Torquay.
Ben Brown | Brendan Davies | Callum Preston | Cam Stynes | Carla McRae | Chris Hope | Corbin Nash | Filippa Edghill | Georgia Hill | Gina Kiel | Jack Irvine | Jamie Browne | Jesse Dolman | Josh Brown | Kasper Raglus | Kelly Rule | Kentaro Yoshida | Kiel Tillman | Lachie Goldsworthy | Lee McConnell | Lee Vaiese | Luke Day | Luke Taaffe | Mark Sutherland | Marty Schneider | Mick Egan | Nanda Ormond | Nathan Pickering | Nick Chalmers | Otis Carey | Ozzie Wright | Pat Rogasch | Paul McNiel | Rad Dan | Sam Stewart | Shay Colley | Simon Perini | Stefan Hunt | Tom Milledge | Xavier Davies
Wax Off started out in 2009 when Xavier convinced a few buddies, all connected to surfing and making art, that it would be a good idea to pool their talents and hold a group show at a local gallery. The reaction was fantastic, attracting art lovers and surfers alike and inspired a fairly regular gathering at various venues, locally and abroad, adding another chapter to surf art’s rich history. Wax Off has always been proud to operate as a non-profit initiative.
- Wax Off | Surfers that Art : Greenwood Gallery, Lorne, 2009.
- Wax Off | The Nouveau Surf : Group Show, Greenwood Gallery South Melb, 2010.
- Wax Off | at the Sugarmill : The Sugarmill, Narrabeen, 2011.
- Wax Off | Dos Primos : Dos Primos, Torquay, 2012.
- Fin: Tigerfish Gallery, Torquay, March 2013.
- Fin: Thalia Surf, Laguna Beach, CA, USA, September 2013.
- Wax Off | Byron Bay : Secret Garden, Byron Bay, 2015.
The main monkeys behind the Wax Off collective are (Curators and artists) Xavier Davies and Tom Milledge, but none of this has been, or will be possible without the help of our artists mates and families.
This time around we are turning up the volume on Wax Off with an ambitious attempt to bring together our regions surf inspired creatives – with original artwork produced as part of a surf style zine – In fact being volume number 2 after our self funded 2012 comic.
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