Surf City, Sydney

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Opening night


What a gas shindig…! Around 600 revellers, friends and supporters rolled up to the Museum of Sydney last night to celebrate the opening of Surf City, crowding out the joint and filling the place with fun and enthusiasm. Good time to reflect on how many fantastic people I’ve met over the past 2 years, who’ve got behind this amazing project and offered insights, advice and guidance, along with a staggering list of cool objects, pics, footage and surfing treasures – some of which have ended up on display. Time also to reflect on the huge contribution made by our exhibition design and production team, our retail unit, our marketing and media folk, our collection management team and our nifty screen media geeks – all of you did an exceptional job and have been a pleasure to work alongside.

Written by garycrockett

September 24th, 2011 at 5:16 am

Posted in exhibition

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  1. Thanks for inviting us to the opening night. We had a great time and just loved all of it. Great job!! I think I’ll have to come back for a 2nd visit in the near future.


    26 Sep 11 at 11:27 am

  2. thanks for coming Fiona – glad you enjoyed yourself. Gary

    Gary Crockett

    27 Sep 11 at 1:09 am

  3. Hi Gary,
    Sorry I could not get down from Moree for the opening!I have a month off over the Christmas/ New Year break so will spend a day at the museum and take it all in!
    Yours in surfing,

    Ron Turton

    5 Oct 11 at 4:35 am

  4. Hi Gary,
    Made it to the “Big Smoke” late Dcember 2011 and visited Surf City exhibit. What an unforgetable trip down memory lane.Fantastic! Did not think I would ever visit a museum with so many relics that I remember oh so well! Congrats on a fabulous collection took heaps of pics which hopefully was allowed!Onya and well done.
    Ron Turton, Moree N.S.W. ( ex Palm Beach Beachcomber Sufbord Riding Club member).

    Ron Turton

    5 Jan 12 at 5:54 am

  5. thanks for the great comments Ron – glad you finally made it to MOS – taking photos for personal use is fine. Have you mentioned it to Pearl…?

    Gary Crockett

    23 Jan 12 at 12:38 am

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