07/03/2012 | 4 comments
The Museum of British Surfing has a new permanent exhibition venue in Braunton, North Devon, which will open to the public for the first time on Good Friday. Its inaugural exhibition is ‘The Art of Surf’ – displaying 200 years of art in surfing from the sketches of early explorers through to works by contemporary British surfing artists. Featured artists will include Conrad Shawcross, Ben Cook, Mark Haywood, Al Lindsay and Maria Rivans.
While ‘The Art of Surf’ exhibition will be the main feature, they’ll also be a section on British surfing history, North Devon surfing and the local environment, and a timeline of British surf craft – displaying about a quarter of the museum’s collection.
Each year a new themed exhibition will be displayed, exploring different themes in surfing history and culture – and the museum will continue its popular touring shows around the UK.
The Art of Surf runs until December 24th this year.
For more info, visit Museum of British Surfing.