8 Track Galley

Posted by LSFF on October 10, 2015 | HOT NEWS, News


We’re stoked to be working with POW and some of the UK’s most exciting surf creatives to present ‘8 Track Gallery’ a specially commissioned gallery show in aid of The Wave Project.

Our friends at POW spent the day with featured artist and musician Nick Radford AKA Frootful to find out just what makes him tick. Film: Jason Feast

This year we celebrate sight and sound, the way in which music affects our viewing experience and colours our emotional response to moving images,  how the perfect soundtrack helps to reveal the true story – the plaintiff wail of a fiddle transports the mind to Celtic shores, the beat of an African drum or the hypnotic chants of a Balinese temple conjure the smells of arid soils or the feeling of prickling humidity on the skin. Iconic moments in surf history are created with the right blend of sound and vision. The ethereal otherworldly ‘Echoes’ by Pink Floyd encapsulated George Greenough’s groundbreaking barrel footage in Crystal Voyager, which transported the viewer into that alien realm for the first time on the big screen.

We a selection of the UK’s most exciting surf creatives: Nick Radford, Jez Goffin, Rich Braham, Will Beeslaar, Victoria Jones, Andy Rootz Mold and Ben Cook to produce or reinterpret the album artwork for an iconic surf movie that resonates with them.

Nick Radford Frootful 5 Summer Stories

Nick Radford AKA Frootful // 5 Summer Stories

Taking inspiration from era defining features like Morning of the Earth and modern classics like Riding Giants the artists captured the essence of the 8 diverse films through a range of disciplines from classic pencil portraiture through to graphic illustration to stir the senses.

The resulting ‘8 Track Gallery’ presented by POW is a stunning body of work which will preview in London during the London Surf / Film Festival.

The pieces, presented as one off A2 poster prints, will be available to buy with all proceeds going to the LS/FF 2015 charity partner THE WAVE PROJECT. Through their award-winning surf courses The WAVE PROJECT helps young people facing exceptional challenges. These courses improve confidence through surfing, reduce anxiety and enable young people to feel calmer and better about their future.