Community Sunrise Swim
Mar
17
6:30 AM06:30

Community Sunrise Swim

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Community Event! Come and be a part of Merewether Ocean Baths sunrise and sea loving community by celebrating the start of the day with a swim!

In conjunction with The Sunrise Swimmers exhibition and book release, Brydie Piaf and Newcastle Region Library are inviting all sunrise lovers, salt water enthusiasts, and the ocean pool curious to come for an early morning swim at Merewether Ocean Baths. 

The Sunrise Swimmers of Merewether Ocean Baths exhibition is a collection of portraits, seascapes and stories documenting the regular early morning swimmers of Newcastle's iconic Merewether Ocean Baths. The Sunrise Swimmers is a celebration of these people, and of the saltwater life.

On Saturday the 17th of March at 6.30am, we would love you to come join us and be a part of this wonderful salt water community. 

The exhibition is on display from 24 February to 17 April 2018 in the Local History Lounge, War Memorial Cultual Centre, Laman Street, Newcastle.

Hosted in partnership with Newcastle Region Library as part of its program to highlight Newcastle stories, elders in our community and is proudly supported by Olympus AU. (Book is available via here Harry Hartog Bookseller Kotara, MacLean's Booksellers and all other good retailers.)

http://newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Library/Whats-On/Events/Exhibition-Sunrise-Swimmers-Newcastle

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EXHIBITION: The Sunrise Swimmers of Merewether Ocean Baths
Feb
23
to Apr 17

EXHIBITION: The Sunrise Swimmers of Merewether Ocean Baths

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The Sunrise Swimmers of Merewether Ocean Baths is a collection of portraits,
seascapes and stories documenting the regular early morning swimmers of
Newcastle's iconic Merewether Ocean Baths. The Sunrise Swimmers is a celebration
of these people, and of the saltwater life.


The exhibition is on from 24 February to 17 April 2018 in the Local History Lounge at
City Library, Laman Street, Newcastle, (proudly supported by Olympus.)
Brydie Piaf's work has been featured in print, online and is held in private collections.
As a freelance photographer and writer now calling Newcastle home, Brydie gets to
explore many of the city's favourite ocean pools and beaches while indulging in her
mermaid tendencies.


"With a love for the human story and those tiny ordinary moments that make up our
day, story telling and documentary photography was a natural place for me to fall
into," said Brydie.


"Capturing the moment as it is felt, whether big or small, combined with a few written
words is a favourite way to do just that. With a combination of trust, love of light, and
a good strong coffee, connections are made and stories are told."


The Sunrise Swimmers of Merewether Ocean Baths is Brydie's first solo exhibition
and book. She lives with her partner and three children, who, she said "have all
learnt it’s quicker just to say yes to a photo."

Artist Talk two sessions: 11am-12pm, Saturday 3 March and Friday 9 March
Sunrise Swim Merewether Ocean Baths: 6.30am Saturday 17th March

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