Albany’s gnarly downhill skate park, The Snake Run, is the world’s oldest community funded skate park. It’s a pilgrimage site for skateboarders from around the world. February 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of its opening, when American skating legend Russ Howell first rode its winding curves.
Howell returns to Australia to be part of the celebrations of this iconic site and to share his enduring passion for skateboarding with Perth through Art & Motion.
Howell joins highly regarded Australian visual artist and passionate skater Shaun Gladwell, whose hypnotic and poetic work often combines sport and art, for a discussion on the mechanics, evolutions and joy of riding a skateboard.
Original footage from Howell’s time in Albany in the 1970s will be accompanied by ambient sounds from DJ Rok Riley in a one-off event at The Astor on Tuesday 16 February from 6pm.
Entry can be guaranteed by booking a free ticket here. Entry will also be available at the venue on the night.