Surfboards created by COFA lecturer Phillip George fusing Western culture and Eastern art will be permanently displayed at Australia’s first Islamic Museum.

The surfboards are printed with photographic images taken in various Persian, Ottoman and Arabic mosques during George’s extensive travels in the Middle East.

The series of three intricately inscribed surfboards, entitled Bronze, Damascus and Iznik, were selected by the Islamic Museum of Australia’s art director as an example of Islamic art merging with Australian popular culture.

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Image: Phillip George with one of his surfboards