Bob McTavish and the 48 Holden, Noosa 1966 by John Witzig.
Bob McTavish and the 48 Holden, Noosa 1966 by John Witzig.

Sea, sun and art

The exhibition El Mar Mi Alma, (The Sea My Soul) is currently showing at Retrospect Galleries in Byron.

It features the work of over 20 local and international artists including a selection of images by legendary surf photographer John Witzig plus works from Mambo artist Jeff Raglus and Quicksilver’s Peter Webb.

Amongst John Witzig’s collection of classic Australian surf images is this shot of a young Bob Mc Tavish with his ‘48 Holden watching waves roll in at Noosa National Park in 1966. There isn’t another surfer in sight, nor another vehicle, because, as Witzig explains, back then not that many people had cars.

It’s a different world today.

El Mar Mi Alma runs till March 25.


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