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Surf Tails

11 Nov 2018 to 30 Jan 2019
11 November 2018- 30 January 2019
An interactive exhibition for children
Event type: 
Exhibition, Literature, Public Art
FREE entry daily
Whangarei Art Museum
The HUB 91 Dent Street Town Basin Whangarei Entry via the I-site


Every surf break has its local line up of characters. Salty sea-dogs on old school ‘logs’, gracefully gliding beach babes, the ‘grom’ squad, and without fail the equally loathed and loved, line up rat: the surfer so excited by the prospect of waves that he takes them from everyone else.

Written and illustrated by Northland artist and self-proclaimed surf rat, Rebecca Moore; Surf Tails delightfully dips into surf politics and the friendships that endure the ocean’s swells. A story inspired by her local break, Ocean Beach, and the weird and wonderful creatures that surf its waves.

Large scale wall installation adapted from the Surf Tails book- get your copy at the Gallery!

Written by

Whangārei Art Museum

20 Dec 2018

The Whangārei Art Museum Te Manawa Toi is the public art gallery of the Whangārei District, and custodians of its art collection and public art works in the city.