To follow:
Three sea inspired photographers to follow on Instagram by Justin Miller Art


 John Witzig @johnwitzig

In the mid 1960s, John Witzig became the voice of Australian surf culture, using an article in the magazine, Surfing World, to herald “a new era for Australian surfing”. Witzig contended that a core group of Australian surfers had redefined the sport of surfing by focusing on riding the wave, rather than riding the board. The surf writer and photographer continued to break new ground as editor of Surf International and founder of Tracks magazine. Along the way, Witzig used his camera to capture the essence of the surfing culture. 

Matt Draper @mattdraperphotography

By patiently navigating through untamed environments, Draper seeks to better understand each individual species he interacts with. Working with only natural light on a series of single breaths, he manoeuvres concept to creation with minimal disturbance. Draper’s art breaks barriers between human and animal, merging realms and revealing distinct characteristics of unfamiliar physicality and hidden intuitive behaviours – resulting in a dynamic balance of vastness and intimacy.

Anne Zahalka @annezac

Anne Zahalka is an Australian-born artist whose photo-based practice is best known for its reconstruction of recognisable images to address issues relevant to cultural diversity, gender, and difference in Australian society. In recent times she has turned her attention to the flora and fauna across the country, capturing surreal yet poignant scenes. 



To take a peek:

5 beautiful Australian beach houses to inspire a summer by the ocean by Vogue


This list of stunning architectural masterpieces represent something of a cross section of Australian beach houses. From the city-based coastal home with views of the harbour to a more remote, modern shack at Palm Beach, there’s a coastal home to suit all styles. Get inspired for an ocean-side summer. 

Click here to see the Vogue shortlist. 



To escape:

22 Amazing Beach House Airbnb’s across Australia by Qantas


From Curl Curl NSW to Kangaroo Island SA, Qantas has put together a list of luxury beach houses across Australia. Even better, all of these are available to book on Airbnb so you can enjoy these stunning beachscapes yourself.

Click here to take a look. 



To explore:

22 destinations for 2022 from Forbes



Handpicked holiday destinations from across the globe appear in this awe-inspiring line-up from Forbes. We’ve taken the liberty of highlighting the oceanside options for your perusal. The only question is, where to next?

Click here to explore. 


To read:

1. Wish I was Here by Sebastiaan Bedaux

The aptly titled Wish I was Here documents some of the world’s top beach photographers and will leave you longing for a beachside holiday.



2. The Originals: Beach Houses to Fall in Love With by Deborah Bibby

Explore seven sublime beach houses as seen through the eyes of their highly visual owners. Each home has a remarkably personal story to tell. These are clearly ‘un-suburban’ houses, each beautifully crafted, uniquely renovated and cared for. 


To visit (in 2021):
Brisbane lands mammoth European loan exhibition from the Met – article by Nancy Kenny for The Art Newspaper

Brisbane’s QAGOMA has announced that a major loan exhibition of 65 paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has been secured. The collection includes masterpieces by Titian, Rembrandt, Raphael, Goya, Vermeer, Cézanne and others.

Most of the works included in this incredible show rarely leave the Met. European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, which will be accompanied by a publication, is being organised by the Met in collaboration with QAGOMA and Art Exhibitions Australia. At present, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art is the only venue planned for the show, so make sure to save the date.

The exhibition will run from 12 June to 17 October 2021.

Click here to read the full article on The Art Newspaper.