A Golden Age beginning in Bondi tomorrow

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Tomorrow morning, John Witzig will draw the curtain on his latest photographic exhibition, A Golden Age. It's being held at Bondi Pavillion and will run until the 23rd September.

John has selected a broad range of photos - 43 of them! - from his back catalogue, the choices representing the shifts in fashion and culture during his own golden days behind the lens.

When Swellnet asked for a quick synopsis, John instead sent us these shots to triangulate the ambitions of his exhibition.

"There’s the early history of Australian surfing.  Midget at Palm Beach, 1964, taken not long before the Manly World Championships…and maybe the same board."

"There’s the adventure and discovery of the 1960s."

"And lastly, the documentation of the slightly weird and wonderful aspects of Australian surfing during the 1960s and 70s." This photo is of a house in Torquay in 1970 with, amongst other Charles "Of The Sea" Bartlett flashing the peace sign.

A Golden Age starts tomorrow, 11th September, at Bondi Pavillion, and it'll run 10am to 5pm each day till the 23rd.


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blindboy commented Monday, 10 Sep 2018 at 12:15pm

If you missed the exhibition at National Portrait Gallery, don't miss this one. John Witzig captured the era more accurately than anyone else. If you lived through those times it feels like you could just walk right into some of those images.

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