Margaux Arramon-Tucoo | Inspired By...

"I am inspired by the ephemeral space of time; the moments that die and are reborn through the way they make us feel." -- Take a look inside the life and mind of French surfer and artist Margaux Arramon-Tucoo in this installment of our Inspired By series. Video by Claudia Lederer. Music by Lee-Ann Curren.

McKenzie Bowden | Indonesia

RVCA Advocate McKenzie Bowden on his recent hunt for waves throughout Indonesia.
Video: Owen Milne
Music: 'Turn Your Wheel' by Drew Bowden

Mens July 2016 || Lookbook

July sees a well balanced mix of transeasonal fleece, jackets, shirts & long sleeve tees featuring new highlight colours tawny port, faded denim & ocean.

We also introduce RVCA's first ANP Collection by Ed Templeton. Inspired by his show, 'Synthetic Suburbia' and one of his key pieces titled 'Everyday Desires'.

The novel doll & stripe pattern are used in unique ways through a washed black palette across trunks, pants, printables and accessories.

Womens July Lookbook || 2016

July brings us Tomboy casual that gets clouded in a romantic haze. Easy no fills styling merges with light structuring and smudged prints. Unexpected interpretations of feminine romantic details and details and delicate graphics are balanced with dark grunge references.

Sylve Colless || Aurélia

This introspective work explores the concept of metamorphosis – the inexorable process of transformation that shapes body and mind. Building on her earlier series this collection Colless continues a line of inquiry into how dual influences of harmony and chaos profoundly shape our psyche and sense of individuality. Aurelia is synonymous with the butterfly chrysalis and also conjures ideas associated to gold. Process and change are the core of existence, with this comes renewal.

This series looks into both shared and solitary transformational human experiences. Each image represents the flow of energy in the process of personal change: waves that permeate and ricochet, the body itself becomes a reflective surface. The language of light is central and the enduring impression carries the suggestion of enlightenment.

Intended as a counterpoint to Aurelia, a photographic exploration into the concept of change and feminine transformation, Director Daniel Borgman’s installation looks at historical masculinity. The films depict male subjects straining to conform to societies expectations; externally and internally while documenting the transformative effects of time on each subjects ability to meet those expectations.


Special Group Studio
Address: 270 Devonshire St,
Surry Hills NSW (Former Ray Hughes Gallery)

August 25 - September 17
Opening reception Thursday, August 25 5 - 9 pm.

View Catalog of Works

Womens Swim Lookbook || Spring 2016

RVCA Swim, built upon the foundation of the brands ethos “The Balance of Opposites”, is a collection designed to allow the RVCA woman to express her personal style in and out of the water. RVCA swim is an assortment of flawlessly fitting bikinis featuring high quality Italian tricot. Showcasing featured ANP artwork and a balance of prints and solids that invite you to mix and match to create your own signature look. Each season takes shape by drawing inspiration from our featured artists and advocates and their lives.

Still Goofy || Paul McNeil

RVCA are stoked to be exhibiting the iconic NZ born, Byron Bay based artist Paul McNeil at the RVCA Back Gallery on Friday September 16th.

Still Goofy is a collection of ink works on paper, reflecting McNeil's dry humour and incredible wit. Simplicity is the backbone to this series - references to personal truths, musical influences and at times even political belief show up in these vibrant poster-style works.

An original Mambo artist, McNeil has published several art books, co-founded The Art Park (an artist residency, art gallery, clothing and quarterly journal project) and designed tour posters, record sleeves and endless merchandise for musicians including Beastie Boys, Beck, Pavement, Rolling Stones, Dinosaur Jr and Sonic Youth.

View Still Goofy Catalogue

All Event Photos: Tom Norton

Birdwell X RVCA Collection Lookbook

From Birdwell's factory in Santa Ana, CA, you can drive straight down the 55 freeway right past the RVCA Headquarters on your way to surf Newport. We're practically neighbors and both brands take tremendous pride in their work and in the local surf community. So, working locally with an iconic surf brand like Birdwell to create a product line made in the USA was a no brainer. Birdwell sews difficult fabric into durable product and RVCA has always been known for it's artistic and creative approach. We knew that only good things could come from a collaboration from two like-minded brands from different eras... So here it is!

Shop the full Birdwell x RVCA Collection.

Hear from RVCA Founder PM Tenore on the collection here.

Photos by Delon Isaacs.

Who Said Gold Was Good Anyway || New Exhibition From Elliot Routledge

Who Said Gold Was Good Anyway?

For the first time since his sell out exhibition in 2014, Mild Manners Gallery is proud to present a special off-site exhibition with one of Sydney’s most hard working artists, Elliott (Numskull) Routledge.

‘The things in life we sometimes view as important, are essentially the least important. We worship false idols and praise others with gifts that otherwise mean nothing. Life, death and happiness are the true meaning for everything and an obsession I have whilst painting.’ says Routledge.

These new paintings and sculptural pieces are looked at as expressive marks and abstract forms which by them self mean nothing, but within the landscape of the paintings, create new purpose for the artist. ‘My technique explores the contrast between small scale expression and crude painting methods.’

Proudly supported by the RVCA Artist Network Program.

Special Group Studios
270 Devonshire St
Surry Hills NSW 2010 (Former Ray Hughes Gallery)
September 22 - September 17
Opening reception Thursday September 22, 6 - 9 pm

Photographs: Chris Loutfy

Spring-Time | Curated By Melissa Grisancich

RVCA is pleased to present Spring-time, a group show curated by Special Edition Artist Melissa Grisancich .

Featuring a collection of works from nineteen women Artists, creating the works they are the most deeply driven to make in their chosen medium.

Works will consist of painting, ceramics, collage, sculpture, needlecraft and print. Artists contributing range from Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Japan and Denmark.

Grisancich wants to celebrate those who came before, and who will come after by bringing together a community of her own at the RVCA Corner Gallery for the first time.

Featuring works from Meredith Earls, Madeline Simm, Fiona Simmons, Hannah Nowlan, Nadia Hernandez, Luise Ono (Japan), Ellie King, Emma Wiesenekker, Beci Orpin, Susanna Rose Skyes, Lisa King, Elise Grace Wilken, Kitya Palaskas, Georgia Hill, Maddy Young, Sarah Gosling, Camilla Bromann (Denmark), Sarah Tohill & Melissa Grisancich.

Opening at the RVCA Corner Gallery on the 23rd of September, 6pm to 8pm and will remain on display until October 16th.

Event Photos: Michael Danischewski

Installation Photos: DT

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