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Exhibition: Skateboard

Location

Design Museum,

224-238 Kensington High Street, London,
W8 6AG

Dates

This exhibition runs from Fri, 20th Oct 2023 to Sun, 2nd Jun 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Thu,
23rd May 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Fri,
24th May 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Sat,
25th May 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Sun,
26th May 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Mon,
27th May 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Tue,
28th May 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Wed,
29th May 2024  
(10am - 6pm)

Cost: £18

Description

The first major UK exhibition to map the design evolution of the skateboard from the 1950s to today – a story of design, daring and disobedience.

The exhibition will chronicle the history of skateboard design from the 1950s to the present day, from homemade, humble beginnings to today’s professional and technologically advanced models.

Curated and designed by author, designer, and skater Jonathan Olivares, this will be the first UK exhibition to explore the evolution of skateboard design in such detail.

The exhibition will showcase innovative skateboards and components and track how skateboarders have taken over sidewalks, swimming pools and skate parks designing new boards to suit their performance, style and surroundings.

Around 90 rare and unique boards will go on display, alongside over 100 other objects, including hardware such as wheels and tucks, safety equipment, VHS tapes, DVDs, magazines and ephemera. Together they will show skateboard’s technical developments and its evolving social acceptance.

Explore a range of contemporary boards alongside 1950s homemade skateboards from California – Laura Thornhill’s Logan Earth Ski 1970s pro model, Tony Hawk’s first ever professional model skateboard, Sky Brown's first pro model and the Sky Brown x Skateistan Almost deck.

Ian has visited - review here.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website

Disclaimer

The information and prices in this listing are presumed to be correct at the time of publishing, but please always check with the venue before making a special trip.

All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Fri, 20th Oct 2023 to Sun, 2nd Jun 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

May 2024

June 2024

Location

Design Museum,

224-238 Kensington High Street, London,
W8 6AG

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