Oakley In Residence: Sydney

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posted by James Willmott

Attention all residing or travelling to Sydney in the month of November. The masterminds at Oakley are back with the next installment of ‘In Residence’, a unique hub celebrating everything skate, meaning the wait is officially over to make Australian shores.

The Sydneyside event welcome’s many of the label’s famous faces to celebrate the opening of ‘Oakley In Residence: Sydney’, a creative space and pop-up skate park destination that rejoices the true and passionate culture of skateboarding.

Much like the prior events set in both Los Anglees and London, ‘Oakley In Residence: Sydney’ focuses and offers a weekly schedule of workshops, exclusive exhibitions, interactive panel discussions, art installations, athlete meet ups, skate sessions, film screenings (including the much anticipated ‘Boys Of Summer’) and more.

Skate icons, Sean Malto and Curren Caples, along with globally renowned photographer Atiba Jefferson, will bring to life the essence of skate culture by serving as the lead curators of the programming, with support from local Sydney athletes, photographers, filmmakers, and influencers across the skate, creative and street communities. Behind the lens genius, Atiba Jefferson, will partner with photographers, Mike O’Meally and Andrew Peters, to curate the first exclusive art exhibition, “Destination Sydney.” Inspired by O’Meally and Peters’ hometown, the photography exhibition will chronicle iconic skate moments from the last 20 years.

The pop-up skate park at Oakley In Residence: Sydney features a series of skateable sculptures designed by local Sydney artist Brett Chan. The brand also commissioned world-renowned artist Anthony Lister to develop a mural that will be featured on the outside of the space. The exclusive event is now open free to the public through to November 29th, so if you find yourself in Sydney and wondering how to spend a day of fun, be sure to head straight to Surry Hills, because this one is for you!

In the words of Tom Cartmale, Global Director Brand Communications, “Skateboarding is more than just a sport. It is a lifestyle that is built on a foundation of creativity and freedom. Oakley In Residence: Sydney honors the unique makeup of skate culture – from art and design to style and music – giving the local community a place to gather and celebrate their shared passions, while bringing to life the essence of the Oakley ONE OBSESSION campaign.”

Stay tuned for the exciting interviews with globally renowned photographer, Atiba Jefferson and skate sensations Curren Caples and Sean Malto. For now, here’s some behind the scenes images of the action packed opening night.