Art Reviews & News
As summer slowly winds to an end, the people of Byron Bay have been taking advantage of the late afternoon’s golden sun and the perfect little rollers at the pass. Spending most afternoon and evenings in the water, watching as the sun sets and golden light bathes the whole bay while sets roll in and sliders do their thing. These are the Sunset Sliders.
Introducing Taya Lindner,
Taya showed a passion for all things Art from a young age, and with the mentoring of her grandfather and support of her family, she went on to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queensland College of Art in 2003. She has entered and become a finalist in a number of prestigious national painting prizes, including the Portia Geach Memorial Award and the Paddington Art Prize. Taya currently balances her Art practice with teaching Senior Visual Art at a large rural high school south of Brisbane, inspiring the next generation of visual artists.
We are very excited to welcome Avalon to the pages of SurfSister, as she will be sharing a new collection of works at the 'SurfSister Kaleidoscope Art Event' for Bleach* Festival 2013 on Sunday the 24th of February at Kallalu Chalk Street Gallery, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Australia. We asked her to tell us a little about her works and herself:
Photographing the world’s most iconic surf break is no laughing matter. In fact, to swim out, camera in hand, at the Banzai Pipeline, on the North Shore of Oahu, is potentially fatal. At least ten surfers have died since Pipeline (one of the worlds most dangerous waves) was first ridden in 1961, and in 2005, the ultra-fast, super-shallow reef break claimed the life, for the first time, of a photographer.