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Alex Monteith - Chartwell Red Expression Session

Alex Monteith - Chartwell Red Expression Session, 2011
Chartwell are proud to be supporting Alex Monteith's live performance intervention which takes place during The Association of Surfing Professional Women's Pro Tour, 26 April - 1 May, TSB Bank Women's Surf Festival Taranaki, 2011.

17 Pro Surfer, 17 custom red rash vests, 40 minute surf contest with ASP judges.
Free to the public
Venues: Back Beach, Fitzroy Beach or Arawhata Rd, Taranaki
Weather/surf dependent during the ASP Pro Tour proceedings
Date and time to be announced online - check our and the Govett-Brewster's web sites.

Alex Monteith has developed a performance project in the form of an expression session surf contest for the Aotearoa NZ leg of the Association of Surfing Professionals Subaru Pro 26 April-1 May 2011. The actions of the project are a live surf contest with red custom rash vests judged by accredited surf judges. The Chartwell Red Session Expression Session involves the top 16 women pro surfers in the world and will take place during the TSB Bank Taranaki Women's Surf Festival 2011. The top 16 pro surfers, plus a wildcard entry into the pro tour, will make a total of 17 competitors in a 40 minute expression session surfing contest. Expression sessions are contests where the rules are more open compared to ASP competition rules and their longer format of 40 minutes allows the surfers to pick the waves they want; a context in which the most radical and progressive surfing can emerge. The winning competitor will collect a $2000 NZD prize, sponsored by art patrons the Chartwell Trust, and this will in turn be donated to the New Plymouth Surfriders Club Coastal Renewal environmental projects.

Yesterday in gale-force conditions Sarah Mason (NZ) won the TSB Bank New Zealand Women's Open, thereby qualifying as the wildcard entry for the Subaru Pro and the associated Chartwell Red Session Expression. During the TSB Bank New Zealand Women's Open surf competition (26 April 2011), the surfers compete for the NZ Open women's title and a chance to compete in the Subaru Pro through collecting the wildcard entry. Alex Monteith also competed in the NZWO, in an attempt to make the wildcard entry into the expression session, but was knocked in round one, heat three and was not able to progress.

The competitors for both the Subaru Pro and the Chartwell Red Session Expression Session are: Stephanie Gilmore (AUST), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUST), Carissa Moore (HAWAII), Silvana Lima (BRAZIL), Sophia Mulanovich (PERU), Chelsea Hedges (AUST), Coco Ho (HAWAII), Melanie Bartels (HAWAII), Paige Hareb (NZ), Rebecca Woods (AUST), Jessie Miley-Dyer (AUST), Laura Enever (AUST), Tyler Wright (AUST), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Jaquline Silva (BRAZIL), Pauline Ado (FRANCE), Alana Blanchard (HAWAII) and wildcard Sarah Mason (NZ).

The time and venue for the Chartwell Red Session Expression Session will be at either Fitzroy Beach, Back Beach or Arawhata Rd weather and surf-dependent during the contest period (26 April - 1 May), and will be announced onsite via the TSB Bank whiteboard for the daily programme.

The Chartwell Red Session Expression Session event will be webcast to the "live" tab at ASP event site: http://www.nzsurffestival.co.nz/

Project updates will appear via: The Govett-Brewster facebook blog: http://www.facebook.com/govettbrewster?sk=app_2309869772 The Chartwell Trust website: http://www.chartwell.org.nz www.alexmonteith.com

Supported by The University of Auckland, the Chartwell Trust and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Alex Monteith has developed a performance project in the form of an expression session surf contest for the Aotearoa NZ leg of the Association of Surfing Professionals Subaru Pro 26 April-1 May 2011. The actions of the project are a live surf contest with red custom rash vests judged by accredited surf judges. The Chartwell Red Session Expression Session involves the top 16 women pro surfers in the world and will take place during the TSB Bank Taranaki Women's Surf Festival 2011. The top 16 pro surfers, plus a wildcard entry into the pro tour, will make a total of 17 competitors in a 40 minute expression session surfing contest. Expression sessions are contests where the rules are more open compared to ASP competition rules and their longer format of 40 minutes allows the surfers to pick the waves they want; a context in which the most radical and progressive surfing can emerge. The winning competitor will collect a $2000 NZD prize, sponsored by art patrons the Chartwell Trust, and this will in turn be donated to the New Plymouth Surfriders Club Coastal Renewal environmental projects.




Yesterday in gale-force conditions Sarah Mason (NZ) won the TSB Bank New Zealand Women's Open, thereby qualifying as the wildcard entry for the Subaru Pro and the associated Chartwell Red Session Expression. During the TSB Bank New Zealand Women's Open surf competition (26 April 2011), the surfers compete for the NZ Open women's title and a chance to compete in the Subaru Pro through collecting the wildcard entry. Alex Monteith also competed in the NZWO, in an attempt to make the wildcard entry into the expression session, but was knocked in round one, heat three and was not able to progress.

The competitors for both the Subaru Pro and the Chartwell Red Session Expression Session are: Stephanie Gilmore (AUST), Sally Fitzgibbons (AUST), Carissa Moore (HAWAII), Silvana Lima (BRAZIL), Sophia Mulanovich (PERU), Chelsea Hedges (AUST), Coco Ho (HAWAII), Melanie Bartels (HAWAII), Paige Hareb (NZ), Rebecca Woods (AUST), Jessie Miley-Dyer (AUST), Laura Enever (AUST), Tyler Wright (AUST), Courtney Conlogue (USA), Jaquline Silva (BRAZIL), Pauline Ado (FRANCE), Alana Blanchard (HAWAII) and wildcard Sarah Mason (NZ).

The time and venue for the Chartwell Red Session Expression Session will be at either Fitzroy Beach, Back Beach or Arawhata Rd weather and surf-dependent during the contest period (26 April - 1 May), and will be announced onsite via the TSB Bank whiteboard for the daily programme.

The Chartwell Red Session Expression Session event will be webcast to the "live" tab at ASP event site: www.nzsurffestival.co.nz

Project updates will appear via the Govett-Brewster Facebook blog, the Chartwell Trust website, and www.alexmonteith.com.

Supported by The University of Auckland, the Chartwell Trust and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

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