The art of surfing

by greyblackwhite in Newquay

We did it
On 22nd July 2013 we successfully raised £2,567 with 26 supporters in 28 days

Join us and help crowdfund a new film which celebrates a unique creative collaboration of art and surfing in Newquay, Cornwall and become part of our community when we present the film at the London Surf Film Festival this October

by greyblackwhite in Newquay




We are so pleased that FEAST will award us with an £1,000 grant once we hit our crowdfunding target. Please help us by spreading the word. 

 

The 'art of surfing' is a really simple idea, which came about quite naturally because of the amazing, connected community in Newquay, Cornwall, and it has become a great collaboration of like-minded, energetic individuals with shared passion and vision for Newquay, for surfing, and for helping each other.

This project is a unique collaboration between a Cornwall-based artist (Ben Allen), a Cornish film producer (Tim Boydell from Light Colour Sound), a Cornish manufacturer (Tris Cokes from Homeblown), a Cornwall-based arts space (Sara Black from greyblackwhite), a Cornish board shaper & surf company (Matt Adams and Tom Cullen from Adams Surfboards), a Cornwall-based photographer (Callum Sampson from Callum Sampson Photography), and an upcoming Cornish surfer (Georgie Timson, team-rider for Adams Surfboards Georgie Timson-surfer)

Sara and Ben are working together on an exhibition of Ben's new work, which includes a collaboration with Adams Surfboards. Through conversation with Matt and Tom, they met Tris and the Homeblown team and together they developed the idea of making a film which would show the whole creative process from the first conversations (and negotiations!) through to the complete work - the new boards, being surfed by Adams team-riders, including upcoming surfer, Georgie Timson.

The simple idea, is to show through film - and share with a wider community, the process of creating and hand-crafting beautiful boards - works of art in their own right - and that this happens here, in a small coastal town in Cornwall, and is very much about individual passion for place, lifestyle and working together as a community. 

The process started with lively conversations (!) between Ben (both artist and surfer) with Matt and Tris discussing the foam and blanks. Homeblown aims to pursue environmentally responsible alternatives in surfboard construction. They are the only company in the UK to blow surfboard foam, including an award winning Biofoam formula, and they prove that we don't need to import inferior surfboard blanks when technically superior blanks are made here, in Cornwall. 

So what we want to do now, is to film the whole process (which is usually all carried out behind closed doors) showing Tris blowing the foam, Matt shaping the board, Ben working with Callum, Georgie and Matt on his artwork for each board, through to Georgie surfing her local breaks - some of the best in the world right here in Cornwall - and by doing this we'll create a beautiful and we hope inspiring film (filmed & edited by Tim), to share with you, online and at the London Film Festival this October.

This is why we're launching a crowdfunding campaign. We would like to involve as many people as possible to help promote handmade work, local talent, local people and our very special 'back-yard' - Newquay in Cornwall.

What do we need & how can you help us? we need the money to pay for the film production and distribution and we have applied to Feast Cornwall to match our Crowdfunding campaign 

We hope we've created some great incentives for you to support us - with the rewards listed. Ben's show opens at greyblackwhite in August

thank you!

Follow us on Facebook:

adamssurf; greyblackwhite.projects; benallenartist; LightColourSound; georgietimsonsurfer 

and twitter @gryblkwhite @benallenart @LCSODC @adamssurfboards 

 and here's a sneak preview of some of Ben's new workBen Allen

Meet the crew:

Ben Allen, artist; Matt Adams, shaper, Adams Surfboards; Sara Black, curator and producer; Tom Cullen, Adams Surfboards; Tim Boydell, film-maker, Light Colour Sound; Georgie Timson, surfer & Adams teamrider; Callum Sampson, photographer; Tris Cokes, Homeblown

Ben Allen - Artist    Matt Adams - board shaper  

Ben Allen                                        Matt Adams

Sara Black, Curator & Producer    Tom Cullen Adams Surfboards

Sara Black                                      Tom Cullen

Tim Boydell - Light Colour Sound    Georgie Timson - Surfer

Tim Boydell                                    Georgie Timson

 

Callum Sampson - Photographer   & coming soon Tris Cokes

Callum Sampson

 

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2 or more

£2 Reward

A huge thank you from us online through facebook and twitter

£5 or more

1 of 25 claimed

£5 Reward

A huge thank you from us, on facebook and twitter, and an invite to the launch of Ben Allen's exhibition at greyblackwhite

£10 or more

7 of 30 claimed

£10 Reward

A5 limited edition signed postcard by artist Ben Allen, an invite to the launch of Ben's exhibition at greyblackwhite and a huge thank you from us on facebook and twitter (Postcard edition of 100 will only be available on crowdfunder and for sale exclusively at greyblackwhite during Ben's exhibition)

£15 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

Adams Surfboards printed t-shirt (usual price £20+) an invite to the launch of Ben's exhibition at greyblackwhite and a huge thank you from us, on facebook and twitter

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Your name in the film credits and an invite to the launch of Ben's exhibition at greyblackwhite and a huge thank you from us on facebook and twitter

£35 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£35 Reward

An invite to Ben's studio to watch the artist at work and a 'behind the scenes' tour; and your name in the film credits, an invite to the launch of Ben's exhibition at greyblackwhite, and a huge thank you from us on Facebook and Twitter

£60 or more

6 of 10 claimed

£60 Reward

A hand-printed Ben Allen exhibition poster, signed by the artist and your name in the film credits, and an invite to the launch of Ben's exhibition at greyblackwhite and a huge thank you from us on facebook and twitter

£100 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

A limited edition Ben Allen print (signed by the artist) from the exhibition (usual price £150) and your name in the film credits, an invite to the launch of Ben's exhibition at greyblackwhite and a huge thank you from us on facebook and twitter

£130 or more

4 of 5 claimed

£130 Reward

A limited edition Ben Allen print (from the forthcoming exhibition at greyblackwhite). We've decided to release 5 more prints due to demand and help us reach our target. The print is in such demand (the first 5 at £100 reward went immediately) so we're releasing 5 more at a very special reward price. The edition (25) is exclusive to greyblackwhite for £130 (the future exhibition price will be £150). Plus for £130 you'll get a huge thank you, an invite to the launch of Ben's show and your name in the film credits.

£250 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£250 Reward

A unique one-hour surf lesson for up to 6 people with Adams Surfboards team riders Joshua Braddock and Georgie Timson and your name in the film credits, an invite to the launch of Ben's exhibition at greyblackwhite and a huge thank you from us on facebook and twitter

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