Plank Canvas organiser and owner of Cottage Skateboards, Jimmy Kakanis. Photo contributed
Plank Canvas organiser and owner of Cottage Skateboards, Jimmy Kakanis. Photo contributed

Creating skateboards to exhibit

EIGHT local artists have been given the challenge of creating a skateboard, and their masterpieces will be on display at an event at Byron Bay on Friday, December 4.

Plank Canvas was organised by Byron Bay skateboard and apparel brand, Cottage Skateboards.

A mix of painters, photographers and graffiti artists designed, shaped and crafted skateboards for the exhibition.

Organiser and owner of Cottage Skateboards, Jimmy Kakanis, said Plank Canvas was an opportunity for artists to showcase their skills in an authentic and collaborative way.

"Having moved to Byron this year, I was blown away by just how many talented artists have made this place their home," he said.

"It's great to have an opportunity to work with them, take them through the steps of making a board and see what they come up with."

One of the showcasing artists, Mitch Gobel, said it had been a great opportunity to work alongside other local creatives.

"It was great having a bunch of us shaping boards together at the Cottage workshop," he said.

"We all come from very different artistic backgrounds, so it's cool to be involved in a show that celebrates the diversity of our creative community."

Plank Canvas will b held at the Double Bassment in Byron Bay at 144 Jonson Street (next to Mitre 10, behind Byron Music) from 7pm til 10pm on Friday, December 4.

For more information visit http://www.cottageskateboards.com/.



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