Mikaela Johnston gets in the sk8 mood while dad Ashley hangs skate decks for the Board Writers exhibition, on show at Open Studio, Wednesday-Saturday, until April 14.
Mikaela Johnston gets in the sk8 mood while dad Ashley hangs skate decks for the Board Writers exhibition, on show at Open Studio, Wednesday-Saturday, until April 14. Bruce Thomas

Skate deck artists paint medium

SKATE decks by more than 30 different artists from all around Australia, and even from Thailand, make up the Board Writers exhibition on display at Coffs Harbour’s Open Studio from tomorrow.

The travelling exhibition of about 60 decks will remain on show until April 14 before going on the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Open Studio owner Ashley Johnston said the work on show included hand-painted decks; digitally printed decks and even 3-D moulded decks, with artists using a variety of media.

“Art on skateboards is often the opening to the art world for a lot of young skaters,” Ashley said.

“A lot of professional illustrators had their interest sparked by the graphics on skateboard decks.”

All the artwork is available for sale. Open Studio is located at 2/25 Vernon St, at the corner of Duke and Vernon Sts, and is open from 10am to 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday.



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