Flotsam Festival

I am looking forward to being in the Gold Coast in the first two weeks of May and discussing the potential of photography in ocean-activism. I am also very keen to see as much of the huge Flotsam Festival program as I can. All of the details below.

Flotsam Festival is a two-week visual surf imagery tsunami hitting the Gold Coast from 1-14th May, 2023.

Staged like a giant interactive arts trail, the festival pays homage to the Southern Gold Coast’s world-class breaks and iconic coastline through film, photo, and live music events inspired by sand and sea.

Flotsam Festival brings together surfers, filmmakers, photographers and ocean lovers with pop up film and photography events peppering precincts in Burleigh, Palm Beach, Currumbin, Tugun, Kirra and Coolangatta.

Programming will include a maelstrom of both free and ticketed events – from film premieres, workshops, in-depth film makers and photographer panels, live music and visual experiments, digital projections, and photographic exhibitions staged indoor and out.

Flotsam x Climate Community Night, Mo’s Desert Clubhouse
Panel exploring how art can intersect ocean-activism through mediums like photography and film.
6.30-8.00pm Wed 3 May, MO’s Desert Clubhouse, Burleigh Heads, QLD.

FLOTSAM FESTIVAL website – Full program out now.

This pair of images were created during an Artist Residency on the coast of South Australia. Created in response to my research that revealed that some of our popular recreational beaches could be without sand due to rising sea levels.