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Wheels n Decks

‘…I wanted to be a risk taker…that’s why I gravitated towards skateboarding…’

Darren Winter

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