Friday 12 August - Sunday 30 October 2022

Skateboarding culture has flourished in Newcastle for over 35 years and when Museum Park opened in 2020, skaters flocked to the space to skate and socialise. Finding this inclusive subculture on our doorstep inspired Newcastle Museum to collaborate with the community to produce the new exhibition Shralp.
Shralp is an exploration of the Newcastle skateboarding scene from 1985 to today. Curated and designed by local skateboarder and academic, Jim Turvey, the exhibition is a rich narrative about an often-maligned urban youth culture. It uses skateboarding print media as a lens to view the spots, people, and art of the Newcastle skate scene and how it has exposed Newcastle to world for the last 35 years.

The exhibition celebrates Newcastle's significant role in the history of Australian skateboarding and highlights the lives of local skaters that have gone on to national and international success. It also explores the role this community plays in documenting the changing nature of Newcastle's urban environments as our city evolves over the decades.



  • Entry to this exhibition is FREE



Newcastle Museum
6 Workshop Way