The Sunrise Swimmers Of Merewether Ocean Baths
Local photographer and storyteller Brydie Piaf has combined her love of the ocean with her unique documentary eye to create an extraordinary book and exhibition about people who greet the sea before the sun each day.
The Sunrise Swimmers of Merewether Ocean Baths is a collection of portraits, seascapes and stories documenting the regular early morning swimmers of Newcastle’s iconic Merewether Ocean Baths. The Sunrise Swimmers is a celebration of these people, and of the saltwater life.
The exhibition is on from 24 February to 17 April 2018 in the Local History Lounge at City Library, Laman Street, Newcastle, (proudly supported by Olympus.)
Brydie Piaf’s work has been featured in print, online and is held in private collections. As a freelance photographer and writer now calling Newcastle home, Brydie gets to explore many of the city’s favourite ocean pools and beaches while indulging in her mermaid tendencies.
The Sunrise Swimmers of Merewether Ocean Baths is Brydie’s first solo exhibition and book. She lives with her partner and three children, who, she said “have all learnt it’s quicker just to say yes to a photo.”
Meet the Artist events
Meet photographer and storyteller Brydie Piaf for a chat about her work documenting The Sunrise Swimmers of Merewether Ocean Baths.
Artist Talk two sessions: 11am-12pm, Saturday 3 March and Friday 9 March
Sunrise Swim Merewether Ocean Baths: 6.30am Saturday 17th March