Exhibition: Arcadia – Sound of the Sea
National Portrait Gallery. Canberra.
until 19 October 2014
Arcadia is an exhibition of lyrical, richly-textured photographs by John Witzig, co-founder of Tracks magazine and founder of SeaNotes, with huge ink drawings by Nicholas Harding and psychedelic film footage by Albert Falzon. Imbued with a Romantic conception of the awesome and spiritually restorative force of the sea, it expresses the free-spirited, revolutionary character of a group of young and perfectly-formed Australian surfers in the early 1970s.
‘By simply surfing we are supporting the revolution.’
- Nat Young