You know the best thing about the days when people used to shoot film? Photos were precious. Photos weren’t wasted on shots of your coffee that’s for sure. You had to wait ‘til the roll was finished and by the time you got them developed you’d totally forgotten what was on there; it was magical when you finally got them in your hands. It didn’t matter how shit they were, your mum would still put them in an album, and the worst haircut of your life was documented forever.
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Liam Finn took a trip to Byron Bay recently where an empty beachside La Casa became his home for the following week. The house, fully equipped with everything a musical genius could ever think of, has turned Liam’s solo madness into creative song writing.
“a bit of solo madness… definitely indulged in the inner child…” -Liam
Check out more of Liam’s music here.
For more from the La Casa Artist Residency visit lacasa.net.nz.
A year ago Dave Rastovich, along side environmental group KASM, protest paddled 350 kilometers from Taranaki to Piha to raise awareness of seabed mining and the threat it poses to our critically endangered Maui dolphins. (interview here)
Submissions are now open for the public to have their say on Trans Tasman Resources proposal for the seabed mining of titanomagnetite, which occurs in the volcanic black iron sands along the west coast of the North Island. The China based company is currently seeking a marine consent from the Environmental Protection Authority to mine up to 50 million tonnes of seabed material a year. This is believed to be the biggest iron sand mining project ever undertaken anywhere in the world making it highly experimental with little known about its environmental impacts.
There are many other reasons to be concerned about this proposal. The seafloor supports a wide variety of organisms which in turn support a very healthy fishery. Mining for the iron sands will involve a process of suction dredging which is akin to open-cast mining on land. TTR proposes to use a 350 tonne crawler to chew up the seabed down to 10 meters. All the living organisms in this area are likely to be killed in this process, resulting in a dead zone. There is also the issue of the potential for coastal erosion if sand is removed too close to shore, putting at risk some of our most loved, and commercially valuable surf-breaks, as well as a host of spectacular swimming beaches.
PHOTO: CRAIG PARRY
The economic returns are questionable with minimal employment opportunities and low royalty rates. Profits will be directly exported overseas, while the risk of potential ecological collapse remains with New Zealand, putting our clean, green image and tourism at stake.
As surfers, with our close affinity with the ocean, it is only natural that we should take on a roll as guardians of what we love. We encourage you to make a submission against Trans Tasman Resources proposal, and stand up for our pristine marine environment. Submissions close on the 15th of December.
For more information on seabed mining and to learn how to make a submission please visit www.kasm.org.nz
Words by Mischa Davis
Nanda Ormond, fills our pages with words & others with illustrations, is having his first solo exhibition this Friday!
Here’s what ‘Nundies’ had to say about his up coming show.
“In my most debut ever art show, Scenes From The Future, you will find concepts and artworks from my forthcoming (as yet untitled) graphic novel. If you like SURF NINJAS, POST APOCALYPTIC BARRELS, SCI FI SURF GANGZ, and CURSED WITCH CHICKS, or perhaps just QUITE INTELLIGENT CROWS, and FUTURISTIC WASTELANDS then my friend, you will be most pleased if you come to my show. Bear witness to the formulation of a new era in surf comics, where no ink is too splattery and no surf sub-culture goes unharmed. If you come dressed up in sci-fi surf themed costume you might even get something free ( like the memory of everyone laughing and pointing at you ).
Scenes From The Future
Friday Nov. 15 / 6pm-9pm
Maverick Hair and Art Space.
Shop 3/31 Mclean St, Coolangatta
Our buddy Ben Clement has been busy with 2 exhibitions running at this weeks I.P.F (Independent Photography Festival) in Melbourne.
You may have come across Ben’s work before in our magazine (he’s the guy who shoots the amazing Iive stuff – from Ghostface Killah to an aging Morrissey).
Something From Nothing, is Ben’s solo exhibition & opening is this Saturday at Spares in Melbourne.
If your in the area, be sure to check it out.
Something From Nothing
Opening Saturday 9 Nov, 6–8pm
Tourisms (Group show)
Opening Thursday 7 Nov, 6–8pm (tonite!)
Colour Factory Gallery
In 1985 Rusty Preisendorfer started his own shaping line called Rusty using a large R with a dot as his logo. This was referred to simply as the ‘R Dot’. A symbol which did not take long to move onto apparel as the brand became more established and recognized in the world of surfing. Part one of the series goes back to the beginning, where it all started, 1985. Rusty narrates the creative process behind the iconic R Dot symbol, how he started shaping boards and the fear of branching out on his own.