Exhibition photos by Luiz Flavio. Words by Steve Rodgie.
Yeah Girl was an all female skateboarding photo exhibition held on the Gold Coast over the past weekend. Framed prints of lady rippers from all corners of the globe, shot entirely by female photographers, adorned the walls of Currumbin’s Dust Temple gallery. Curated by local skater and photographer Sarah Huston, Yeah Girl served as an appreciation and celebration of female skateboarding and photography in 2016.
Some of the proceeds from photo purchases went to Skateistan, the non-government organisation that uses skateboarding as a tool for youth empowerment in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Skateistan has been hugely successful, and especially encouraging for young female skaters. It’s safe to say that there’s never been more ladies on a skateboard than now, and you’ll be a seeing a lot more of these shredding sheilas in the very near future. Hats off to Sarah and all the ladies involved. yeahgirl.com.au
Sarah Meurle, frontside 180. Photo by Lisa Kindberg.
Lisa Kindberg, Sarah Huston and Katya Ilyushina.
A packed crowd at Dust Temple.
Maria Lima, crook bonk. Photo by Marie Dabbadie.
Local rippers Izy Mutu and Shanae Collins.
Booklets gave a guide to the exhibition, as well as a bit of background information on Skateistan.
Alana Smith, backside Smith grind. Photo by Mimi Knoop.
Samara Jean, Jesse 'Red' Noonan and Laura Avery.
Cheyenne Birch and David Marino have a closer inspection.
Amanda France, wallride. Photo by Sarah Huston.
Lee Harvey-Walker and Steve Murphy.
Allysha Bergado, frontside Smith grind. Photo by Nam-Chi Van.
Shari Lawson, Sarah and Amanda France.
Photo by Sarah Meurle.
Gold Coast crew can check out the premiere of Days Like These, a female skateboarding video screening this Friday, March 18 at Darkside Skateboards from 6pm. RSVP here.
Brisbane's Tessa Fox has done a cool article on the first international-standard skatepark recently built in Yangong, Myanmar, over here.