‘…I wanted to be a risk taker…that’s why I gravitated towards skateboarding…’
Wheels n Decks materialised after we discovered Unemployable, the magnificent tome celebrating Globe International Limited, their supersonic impact in skateboarding worldwide, and how they took Australia with them to the podium.
5 films showcase a skate journey across multi generations of some of our local folk who propelled outlier pastimes skating carparks and swimming pools into a spotlight of half-pipes, big bowls and global recognition.
Visit the Wheel n Decks windows along Fitzroy Street to soak up smashing comps, spiralling decks, and skimming our own sunset strips…tales of skate culture from here and beyond.
Wheels n Decks is the 3rd iteration of Aperture, a moving image program co-curated by Renew Australia and St Kilda Film Festival.
Many thanks to:
Max Bardas, Bastien Clark, Joe Fitzgerald, Charlotte & Russell Frajman, Black Lamb, Roser Pie, Darren Winter.
Enjoy some of the videos used in Wheels n Decks:
St Kilda Skateboarding Arvo. Film by Roser Pie.
Park Rats – New generation St Kilda skate parkers. Film by Max Bardas.
Elwood Days Revisited. Film by Black Lamb
Tic Tac 2 Heelflip film by Globe