• Exhibition captures 10 remarkable Surf Life Saving volunteers from around Australia
• Free open-air exhibition to take place in Sydney from 6 – 8 December
• Chance to donate and also to win by voting for favourite photo online at www.DHLsaferbeaches.com.au.
To celebrate a successful 10 year partnership, DHL and Surf Life Saving have created a photo exhibition which celebrates the individuals who make up such an important part of the Australian community.
The iconic original images, capturing ten remarkable Surf Life Saving volunteers from around Australia, will be displayed in a free, pop-up outdoor exhibition at First Fleet Park in Sydney’s The Rocks from 6 – 8 December.
The images were shot on location around Australia by photographer, Brett Stevens, and draw inspiration from the history and stories of each of the volunteers to tell a rich tale of shared passion, commitment and dedication to Surf Life Saving and beach safety. They also showcase the now iconic red and yellow patrol uniforms which are provided to Surf Life Saving volunteers with the support of DHL.
From a generational story of nine family members on the Gold Coast, to a 76 year old member who still competes today, a migrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo and DHL Surf Lifesaver of the Year 2011 and 2012, every image tells a unique and inspiring story.
Gary Edstein, Senior Vice President of DHL Express Oceania said the exhibition was a fitting tribute to the many men, women and children who patrol the beaches every summer.
“These volunteers are the lifeblood of summer in Australia, and it means an enormous amount to DHL to be able to support them. It is fitting that this exhibition recognises their continued contribution, as we look to also continue our support of their great work into the future.”
“Over the past ten years, DHL has helped to deliver more than 400,000 uniforms to volunteers on beaches across Australia. In that time, the iconic red and yellow uniforms have become instantly recognisable on any beach in the country, ensuring Surf Life Saving volunteers can provide safety and security throughout the summer,” Edstein said.
Melissa King, General Manager Communications & Business Development for Surf Life Saving Australia, said the incredible support of DHL over the last ten years in both Australia and New Zealand had helped to deliver safer beaches to the more than 100 million visitors each year.
“Since 2003, over 13.5 million patrolling hours have assisted in keeping people safe on our beaches, and all of this is thanks to our tireless and passionate volunteers, and the corporate sponsors like DHL that help us to make it happen,” she said.
DHL and Surf Life Saving are encouraging everyone, Sydneysiders and visitors alike, to come down and support the open-air gallery, with the opportunity to donate to Surf Life Saving as well as the chance to win by voting on their favourite photo online at www.DHLsaferbeaches.com.au.
12pm- 6pm: Friday 6th December
9am-6pm: Saturday 7th December & Sunday 8th December
First Fleet Park, next to the MCA, George Street, The Rocks