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Henry The Octopus, I have had this piece of material since a spotlight special in Albany. Its first productive use is in this photo taken by Danny Strapps!

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Henry, a van, an umbrella and a kangaroo dragon! Photo: Danny Strapps

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A day in Kingscliff, everything out, four artists, a performer and a bbq… Good times.

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Circlework

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Renuka Rajiv doing her thing

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Circlework and Open Road Painting residue

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A painting on glass: at this stage by Renuka and Henry

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A man dress in the appropriate attire to be riding past a Henry Painting

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The Performer: Matt Richardson

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Renuka Rajiv and a her sandcastle face

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Stripes in the sky, Lennox headland

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Strips on Henrys face, Henry the tribal warrior goes surfing painting

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Ron Burgandy in Burgandy paint in Byron Bay

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henrys pole at Tallows beach

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This was a the start of a nice unintentional collab, My friend Chelsea left two towels in Henrys Mobile Studio and they have been popping up in various artworks since.

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Learning about Stacey

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It was great to spend some time hanging out at the Stacey surfboard factory, which is part of a mega surfboard supplier the Glass Lab! I was lucky to get in close on the action, observing Lee designing the computer shapes and then slugging it out in the shaping bay.

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There were lots of highlights around the Glass Lab, this was my favorite, the mess made from painting surfboards!

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Rags

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Spills

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Rubbish

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Glass in the Glass Lab… Epic

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Blob sculptures hold down the boards, so the uv rays can cure the resin.

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This is in the glassing bay, masking tape is used in the process of applying each layer of fibre glass to the board. The Tape is the wrapped around the stand that the board leans on, to create a forgiving surface. So these layers of tape contain the process history of many surfboards being made. Thanks for having me LEE STACEY ya guru

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RALPH RIDDEL SURFBOARDS: looking in a cafe/surfboard shop in Coolangatta, I came across one of these crazy surfboard like objects. Rocking up to the Lee Stacey factory, I was pretty excited to cross paths with Ralph making boards next door.

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Ralph has been making surfboards of various varieties for over 30 years, it is exciting to see all this knowledge funneled into a creative shaping project. These fish like objects are made in an organic process, Ralph told me they start with out an end design in mind. Whilst shaping he lets the character of the foam grow, and follows it to build its form.

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