Stories from the Ocean Exhibition

This weekend, as part of the Manly Arts Festival, me and 5 other photographers are holding a photography exhibition at Queenscliff Surf Club!

On top of a visual feast of ocean and surfing images, there will also be a free meditation class, Yoga warm-up stretches for Surfers, a. talk about health and nutrition by Liz Dene of The Wellness Girls and live music. 

At 4pm on Saturday is our official opening, with music then s short talk by Vanessa from Manly Spirits. 


The time table goes like this 

Saturday 21st September

  • 7am Opening - check the photos out all weekend
  • 8am Himalayan Breathwork and asana by the sattva life
  • 2pm Tips for shooting in the water 
  • 4pm  Music by @_otto_wavemusic  and Didgeridoo Journeys
  • 4:30pm Vanessa from @manlyspirits 
  • 6pm Music by @luxtrevis

Sunday  22 September

  • 7am Opening
  • 9-9:45 am  yoga with naomi 
  • 2-2:45pm yoga with naomi 

The Photographers

Mark Morgan

Seamus Byrne - @seamusbphoto

An emerging surf and lifestyle photographer based in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Seamus’ works focus on the relaxed surf culture and the beautiful waters that surround Sydney’s beaches. Through this, he captures emotive moments in and between waves. 

Ross Long - @rosslongphotography

Ross is a landscape, adventure and lifestyle photographer originally from Cornwall, England but became a Manly local in 2017.
Ross spends 70% of his year travelling across Australia and New Zealand for work, which allows him to explore the depths of these two magical countries.
Ross moved from being a land based photographer to an ocean based photographer with the aim of capturing the landscape/seascape from above and under the water. He spent the majority of his youth in the cold Cornish waters and wanted to combine his love of the ocean with his love of photography.

Catherine Foulstone - @catfoulstone

is a northern beaches based photographer. Her work explores escapism, offered at the hands of the ocean. Wide open expanses and fluidity in motion directly juxtapose the hustle of urban life - a welcome reprise that so many of us can appreciate.

John Wolfson -  @johnwolfson

has become an essential form of expression. Feeling absorbed in the subject matter that surrounds. Having grown up on the northern beaches, the ocean provides much fulfilment as both surfer and photographer. His works often flow from reality into abstraction.

Daniel  Gschwind  - @daniel.g_photography

Daniel spent the majority of his adult life working as a Physiotherapist, trying to help people with their physical impairments. While working with people on a daily basis he realised that every human approaches, feels and interprets various aspects of life differently. Photography for him is a medium to express and transfer emotions in order to cope with his work-life balance. Daniel first began teaching himself photography in 2012, mainly from watching youtube videos and reading blogs in the internet. His photographic knowledge is self taught and has never received any formal photographic education.

Sunday Yoga with Naomi Lim

15-20 mins yoga routine (applying the principle of synchronising breath with movements), which can be practised on a daily basis to feel stronger, flexible and focused (i.e increase flexibility in the hips and hamstrings, open up the chest and lengthen out the spine)

Two sessions on Sunday 



Let’s talk health by Liz Dene

sports nutrition- improving performance * peak energy * increasing energy and wellbeing * nutrition and wellness * Live well, age well-improving performance with nutrition * improving sports performance using yoga and Pilates.

2pm on Saturday

The Sattva Life

The Sattva Life provides simple and highly effective training to calm the mind & body, creating space for the good life

The Musicians 

Joana Ruival

Joana Ruival explores different facets of music and live performance. An identity chameleon that brings us music powered by vibration: acoustic, electronic & sound healing.

Producing music in cooperation with several musicians,  each individual is temporarily displaced and then returns to its original equilibrium, creating something new in their journey. 

Lucas Trevisan | Lux Trevis - Spreading love and light around Mother Earth  @luxtrevis -

Marc ‘kundalini’ Cottee

Didgeridoo & Medicine Drum sound healing baths / performances / lessons. Nature connection experiences & bushcraft. Acknowledgement of Country.


Framing by @mafgallery

Some beverages supplied by :

@manlyspirits .  -

@nomadbreweries .  -

Details of Manly Ars Festival

All images owned by Mark Morgan
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