HOTA, Home of the Arts, is transforming its Outdoor Stage into a skateboarding mecca for Concrete Culture, part of their new HOME series this December.
With free skateboarding workshops from local legend Jesse Noonan, an inspiring exhibition from female skate movement Yeah Girl, professional skate demos and an invitational skate jam competition with Precinct Skate Shop, and live sets from local bands Perve Endings and Radolescent, there is something for the whole family.
Criena Gehrke, HOTA CEO, said the event is a fantastic addition to the summer HOME series and encourages everyone to come and embrace the local skate culture.
“This event is the first of its kind at HOTA and it’s a perfect fit for the HOME series,” said Criena.
“We have a jam-packed program of interactive skate culture planned, so bring your favourite board down and get amongst it right here at HOTA this December.”
The afternoon event kicks off at 3pm, where those lucky enough to already secure a place, can watch the little ones tear it up with skate workshops by the crew at Rock N Slide, led by pro skateboarder Jesse Noonan, and a special girls-only session at 3.45pm.
Sharing encouraging stories from ladies of shred all around the world with their Homecoming Exhibition is Yeah Girl, a global movement that celebrates the intersection of women’s skateboarding and creativity. Free skate sessions kick off from 4pm, followed by a cash for tricks competition from 4.30pm.
From 5pm, audiences can watch the pros take over as the Outdoor Stage is converted into an obstacle haven by the Precinct Skate Shop, followed by an Open Skate Comp where participants will show off their tricks and try their luck with the cash for tricks prize pool.
Local punk bands, Perve Endings and Radolescent, top off the afternoon while guests can kick back or browse through thelocal skate brand and cultural food markets.
Concrete Culture will be held at HOTA’s Outdoor Stage on Sunday 8th December from 3pm.
For more information visit the HOTA website here.