2003/125/1 Surfboard, 'Sun Sand and sea', acrylic paint / foam board / fibreglass glazing, artwork by Kevin Williams, Sydney, Australia, 2003, board manufactured by Byron Surf, Byron Bay, Australia, 2002. Click to enlarge.

Surfboard by Kevin Williams

Made by Byron Surf Shop in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, 2003.

The artist first started surfing 31years ago, 1972 age 18. Not many Aboriginal people were widely known to surf nor is there any documentation linking Aboriginal and surf culture around that time. This artwork is only one of two that he has done to date. With this particular work he wanted to produce something that was representative of surf culture, the use of bright, vibrant colours which we see as representational of beach and surf products.

Living at Rockhampton Kevin used to surf at a plac...

Summary

Object No.

2003/125/1

Object Statement

Surfboard, 'Sun Sand and sea', acrylic paint / foam board / fibreglass glazing, artwork by Kevin Williams, Sydney, Australia, 2003, board manufactured by Byron Surf, Byron Bay, Australia, 2002

Physical Description

Surfboard, 'Sun Sand and sea', acrylic paint / foam board / fibreglass glazing, artwork by Kevin Williams, Sydney, Australia, 2003, board manufactured by Byron Surf, Byron Bay, Australia, 2002

Malibu long board surfboard with top side painted with 'Sun Sand and Sea' indigenous artwork by Wakka Wakka (South East Queensland) artist Kevin Williams. The top side of the board has a pale yellow background with the artwork located centrally. The painting is based upon a blue wash and has been executed using brown, green orange and blue dots.

Marks

There are numerous makers marks on the board top and underside each consists of "[logo] / Byron Surf.
Artist signed and dated on top side in pencil under glaze "K Williams 2003".

Dimensions

Width

575 mm

Depth

300 mm

Production

Notes

The artwork featured on the surfboard is titled 'Sun Sand and Sea'.

Kevin acquired the surfboard from the owner of Byron Surf shop in Byron Bay New South Wales, who cut the foam board, he then put a fibreglass glaze onto the board, Kevin then painted the board and then another fibreglass layer was added over the artwork. The board was then polished.

Made

Byron Surf Shop 2003

History

Notes

The surfboard has never been ridden in the surf, it was produced specifically as an artwork and is not viewed by Kevin as being functional.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased, 2003

Acquisition Date

3 September 2003

Cite this Object

Harvard

Surfboard by Kevin Williams 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 December 2018, <https://ma.as/319922>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/319922 |title=Surfboard by Kevin Williams |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 December 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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