Deck believes that the Northern Beaches is an artistic hub rich in untapped talent.
Deck is proud that every piece of art within the venue has come from local artists. Deck is grateful for the opportunity to showcase this talent to you and help spread the love for these up and coming beachside virtuosos.
Juniper Jones – Deck’s Handpainted Ceramic Bull Skulls & Pots
Find them at www.juniperjones.com.au
Juniper Jones produce contemporary homewares hand crafted in Australia.
Combining simple design with a signature use of playful colour, local husband and wife team Josh and Katie Riley have created a collection of unique, functional pieces for the home. With focus on material and process, all products are handmade in Australia, and each piece is individual.
HAPPY HOUR DESIGN
Mel Long from Happy Hour is our resident freelance graphic designer & part time artist from the Northern Beaches. If your looking for a designer check out Happy Hour Design “We at Deck have found Happy Hour Design our one stop marketing solution. The attention to detail and creativity are second to none. We highly recommend their services to any business.” – Steve Buckles
Mural Artist – Deck’s (upstairs) mural artist.
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Helen is one of our favourite locals here at Deck Bar! She is a talented painter and sculptor who honed her skills at none other than Walt Disney as an animator and you can see it in her work. Check it out next time your dining at Deck – Helen was responsible from the Campari and office wall mural.
GET OFF MY CLOUD
Michael Peterson ‘Get Off My Cloud’ – Deck’s Centrepiece Artwork
From the Coastalwatch Website… Culture Jam – Words by Tatianna Alpert & Photo by Ben Hansen
“We, Stevie and I, were after some way of approaching it, relevant to the age, we wanted to touch base on how it wasn’t just folk back then, it wasn’t just hippies, it was actually really wild, there was a lot of drug taking, there was a lot of psychedelic…they weren’t listening to just mellow music, they were listening to Led Zeplin, they were listening to all really radical people. Taking it to that psychedelic format was why we left out certain people. Obviously Mark Richards wasn’t wild…we wanted to chose the right people for what we were trying to achieve.”
Three years ago, Steve Gurrow and Crawford began the journey. They picked images that represented the era, it was about the time, the people and the places, not about the sponsorships, brands or contests. Gorrow worked on the pieces in Bali, he made screens of all the images and did the marbling effect in giant trays finding the best thing to use was stain glass screen ink.
Recently the pair headed up to Gold Coast to launch the complete work, in the “Get Off My Cloud” exhibition with images featuring; Michael Peterson, Gerry Lopez, Rabbit, Buttons, Ted Spencer, Brian Bulkley, Larry Bertleman, Mayne Lynch, Michael Ho, Jeff Hakman, Steve Cooney, Bruce Raymond and George Greenough all from the 1970’s.
“Dad knew all of these guys, and that’s when he did his best work, when he was shooting his mates.” Explains Crawford with a hint of pride, but moreso pure honesty, “it was real, they were real and this is real.” When asked what his father would have thought of this project, Crawford smiles, “He would have been laughing. The place where the exhibition was is where dad used to hang out, they used to make surfboards out the front. It just worked out perfect that it was in that place, it couldn’t have been better.”
“Get Off My Cloud” an exhibition, made its way to Bondi, Melbourne France, New York and London, and was the concentration for a new line from Insight.
Eli Faen – Deck’s Staircase Mural
Find Eli at www.elifaen.com
“This was certainly one of the most interesting and fun murals I’ve had the pleasure to paint. The mural came about through the bizarre requests/fantasies of one of the owners, Steve Buckles. The brief morphed from a Mexican fiesta to a Sailor Jerry tattoo inspired chaos on the high seas.”
Eli a local artist, was born in San Francisco to hippie parents. Since 1997 he has worked extensively within the film and television industry, as a scenic artist, set painter, props maker and set dresser.
Local musicans & bands on rotation at Deck
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Adrian is a singer and acoustic guitarist from the Dee Why who puts his cool and laid back spin on songs ranging from RnB to Rock n’ Roll, from Elvis to Usher, from Kings of Leon to Bruce Springsteen…
Singer and guitarist originally from Bellingen, NSW, Joe West signed with a Nashville record label where he lived for 5 years. Back in Sydney he plays a unique blend of blues, soul and country not to missed.
M & C Acoustic Duo
Mick Rawlings and Chiara Cimilio are two very talented music students based in Sydney who form this acoustic cover duo and perform the best mixture of popular RnB/Soul classics intertwined with modern day contemporary tracks.
Marcelo & Tiago
A musical partnership that started back in 2011, singer/guitarist Marcelo D’Avila and drummer/percussionist Tiago Passos form one of the most vibrating and eclectic music acts on the scene. Handpicked global sounds with a smooth-groovy feel that creates the perfect vibe for either a classy background or a pumping dance floor!
Matt is an acoustic guitarist and singer who plays a broad selection of rock/reggae/soul covers and originals with a bluesy, soulful feel. Regarded as one of the northern beaches premier guitarists he will deliver cool interpretations of songs by Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Eric Clapton, Daft Punk and many more.
Nick Downey is an Alt/Folk singer songwriter from Sydney, playing a collection of your favourite seaside sifters along with original tunes from his back catalogue as Nieko, Costa Rae and Dubbly.
Solo vocalist/guitarist based in Sydney with a soulful singing style bringing the best of the Nu-Old Skool Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues movement.