Tic Taco 2013

Its that time again folks! Save the date! This year Tic Taco brings to you a group art show of grand scale with illustrators, fine artists, street artists and photographers all submitting work under the ‘Exploration of Australian Skateboarding’ title. It’s going to be MASSIVE.
Tuesday the 19th February – 2013 – Beach Burrito Co. Bondi Beach

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Roll In for Vans BOWL-A-RAMA

Over the week of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Knack has been creating the Roll In series for Frontside Events, the brains behind BOWL-A-RAMA and presented by Surf Dive & Ski. It was a HUGE week with a video being pumped out EVERYDAY. Roll In is your daily dose of the 2012 Vans Bowl-a-Rama Bondi. Each day leading up to the iconic bowl contest Roll In will deliver a fresh update from the festival of skateboarding; the free sessions, the parties and the people. All though not getting much sleep this week, we loved every minute of it. Check out the episodes below… Or watch them on Fuel TV!

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 6 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

The Vans Bowl-a-Rama Bondi was wrapped up for another year! From the Art Shows, the Parties and an amazing day of skateboarding, the 2012 Vans Bowl-a-Rama Bondi will go down in the history books with Steve Caballero winning his 5th consecutive Masters title and Pedro Barros winning his 3rd consecutive Pro title.

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 5 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

Love n Guts, the annual skater created art show at the Vans Bowl-a-Rama Bondi is back again and this years theme ‘Empty Culture’ showcases some amazing work by Steve Caballero, Pat Ngoho, Dean Tirkot, Chad Ford and Sasha Steinhorst.

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 3 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

In 1992 an icon was born; the Vans Half Cab. 20 years later step inside the private Bondi roof top party for Steve Caballero and find out how this classic shoe came to be… Featuring Steve Caballero, Jeff Grosso and Omar Hassan.

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 4 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

Once again, the Surf Dive n Ski Broken Bones demo transplants the cream of the Vans Bowl-a-Rama skaters from the beachside bowl in Bondi to a mini ramp across the bridge! This year Corbin Harris was joined by Aussies Jack Fardell and Shane Azar, and Internationals Sky Siljeg, Curren Caples and Juergen Horrwarth.

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 2 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

Now in it’s 3rd year, Tic Taco brings to you another selection of skateboard photographs by local Bondi photographer Justin Barnwell. Throw in some frozen margaritas, a few beers, some sloppy taco’s and it’s a party. This year the show consists of photographs documenting BOWL-A-RAMA past events as well as special guests at the Bondi Bowl dating back to 2006. With photographs of skating superstars Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero & Shaun White as well as the always amazing talent at BOWL-A-RAMA!

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 1 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

Roll In is your daily dose of the 2012 Vans Bowl-a-Rama Bondi. Each day leading up to the iconic bowl contest Roll In will deliver a fresh update from the festival of skateboarding; the free sessions, the parties and the people.

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The Camera Club presents SoundSchool by Julian May: A behind the scenes photographic exploration of SoundSchool, a musical journey from Sydney to Delhi, India and back.

SoundSchool is a series of Australian music events and initiatives, raising money to purchase musical instruments, teaching aids and tuition for street children in underprivileged countries. SoundSchool’s debut fundraising event came to life with a rocking gig at The Beach Road Hotel, Bondi in August 2010 raising in excess of $20,000 which went directly toward starting the very first SoundSchool in Delhi, India November 2010.

Local shutter bug, Julian May heard about SoundSchool and fast became their official photographer documenting the SoundSchool journey. In November, 2010 Julian packed a bag (at his own expense) for Delhi, India to document the set up of the very first SoundSchool for the street children of Salaam Baalak Trust.

This debut exhibition showcases Julian’s exploration in a timeline that is SoundSchool’s amazing adventure to date. From the first fundraiser, to the streets and sights of India, the wonderful kids picking up a guitar for the first time to their very first gig!

SoundSchool by Julian May is being exhibited at the The Camera Club, upstairs at the Beach Road Hotel, Bondi Beach. A community-minded bar & gallery that’s dedicated to celebrating creativity through camera-based pursuits. SoundSchool follows on from the success of recent exhibitions including ‘We All Have Teenage Fantasies’, ‘Fancy That!’ and ‘We Stand Sideways curated by Stab’.

“We’re super excited to see SoundSchool bring their fantastic project to the walls of The Camera Club in what will be a show unlike any other to date”. Darryl Nichols, Co-Founder, The Camera Club

Entry to The Camera Club is free of charge with the SoundSchool by Julian May will be hanging on the walls for six weeks, with Thursday nights hosting a revolving schedule of music, food and photography activations.

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‘We Stand Sideways’

After two successful exhibitions, ‘we all have teenage fantasies’ and ‘Fancy That’ The Camera Club,a community based bar & gallery space that’s dedicated to celebrating creativity through camera related pursuits, is now set to deliver its third photographic showcase ‘We Stand Sideways’.

We Stand Sideways presents the all inspiring work of a group of global surf photographers. Hand-picked by the creative folk at STAB Magazine the s…how features images snapped by the world’s
leading surf lensmen including Richie Freeman, Sergio Villalba, Ryan Miller & Ben Brown amongst many others. From the Canary Islands & Iceland through Asia & South Pacific here is a top-shelf selection that’ll make you wanna slide!

“I believe you will find this exhibition incredibly comely. It is a metaphor – the surfer trapped in the wave’s crazy hypnosis – for all the black men living in ghetto torture chambers, deballed by the poisonous pus of crime and pimpdom. You may find the link tenuous. For us, We Stand Sideways is a metaphorical portrait of ghetto life – a masterpiece!” Derek Rielly, Stab Magazine

“We’ve so much respect for the team at Stab and absolutely honoured to have them involved in curating the We Stand Sideways exhibition. Its shaping up to be really quite special.” Darryl Nichols. Co-Founder, The Camera Club

The ‘We Stand Sideways’ exhibition launch party is being held Thursday April-14 from 7pm with a special sideways-inspired free cocktail on entry and live dj. If you’re in the market for some seriously impressive surf photography then get ready to get down!

In keeping with its community-based approach The Camera Club has also released a number of extensions including a Stab Magazine library, vintage photo booth, exhibition inspired cocktails and camera related inspiration from the past, present and future.

The Camera Club is located within the Beach Road Hotel, proudly supported by 42 Below & Brought to you by Knack Studios.

Check out more on STAB & Say you’re coming on FACEBOOK

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Club President

The Camera Club is after a Club President to help run the Gallery:



Job Title. Club President
Position. Part Time / 1-day per week
Remuneration. Professional Experience / Non cash. Think monthly food and beverage tab, festival tickets, passes to events, accommodation, an opportunity to network with some amazing photographers & play a meaningful role in The Camera Clubs evolution
Location. The Beach Road Hotel, Bondi Beach, Australia
Responsibilities. Curate exhibitions, shoot photos, party with iconic photographers, be the Club President !
Applications close. November 12, 2010

Tell us. In a 150 words or less why you are The Camera Club President.


The Camera Club, a new community-minded bar, gallery & pizzeria concept in Bondi Beach is in search of a Club President. The Club President will play a pivotal role in helping evolve the club concept by assisting to implement & co-ordinate the following;

Member Activities. Help curate and manage a schedule of regular activities for club members. For example, a weekly member happy hour, camera swap meet, guest speakers, photo competition, newsletter or member photo walks, the possibilities are near endless and awaiting your input & ideas.

Exhibitions. Work with The Camera Club team to deliver regular exhibitions within the gallery. For example, conceiving exhibition themes, participating in exhibitions, recommending potential photographers, communication concepts, etc

Social Networking. Collaborate with exhibiting photographers & help evolve The Camera Club’s digital presence via administering our Facebook & our community Flickr hub

Website. Manage website drive its ongoing development as a resource for aspiring photographers, camera enthusiasts and like-minded creatives

Process: Participate in fortnightly team work in progress meetings


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The Camera Club #01

The Camera Club is a new community-minded bar & gallery concept that’s dedicated to celebrating creativity through camera-based pursuits. Here’s the visions of the Club’s first exhibition opening…

Each quarterly exhibition is zero percent commission (photographers get 100% of sale proceeds) and will feature ten participating photographers – each of them selected by one of the other participants- – resulting in 10 micro-galleries focusing on a single, overriding theme. The bar and pizzeria will soon support each show with items such as photo-inspired pizza boxes, guest photographer menus and exhibition-inspired cocktails. Ultimately, The Camera Club will also include a working photography studio, member library, vintage photo booth and other camera-related inspiration as well.

The Camera Club – Exhibition #01 Opening Party from Knack Studios on Vimeo.

Thanks to Kellie Hill for Filming.

The Camera Club
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The First Camera Club Exhibition Titled ´We all have TEENAGE FANTASIES´ went down on the 2nd of September with great success. The night was fueled by some tasty cocktails and some beautiful photography doning the walls. Check out the photos on the facebook page and join up for regular updates on new shows and happenings…

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Knack at Red light Party

Knack photographer Chris Scott shot the launch party for Fuel Vfx new building last week. If you thought their last premises were hot (directly next door) then this place will blow you away. The red light doo featured all the who’s who in advertising, all taking full advantage of the free mojitos whilst bopping to the soulful grooves of Katalyst.  Couple of snaps from the night:

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