Our Summer Look - 86 400 & Tamarama SLSC


I did a double take the other day when I noticed that the iconic custard yellow exterior of the Tamarama Surf Lifesaving Club is now sporting a new summery look. She now dons a beautiful shade of aqua, with polka dots of turquoise, sunshine and peach, colours which Julian Ashton put to good use in capturing the redolence of summer days spent at our unique beach. 


The grand old dame also sports a few temporary tattoos. These are a cheeky take on Aussie slang for our distinctive banknote colours. The pink $5 note is known as a “prawn”, the $10 note is “a blue swimmer crab” and the red $20 note “a lobster”. “Pineapple” is what many call a $50 note, while a “frog” is slang for a $100 bill. 


The makeover is all to drive awareness of a fundraiser in partnership with smartbank 86 400, which we hope will generate the final money needed to renovate the clubhouse next year. 


86 400 has generously made a $25,000 donation that will go directly to Tamarama SLSC’s fundraising efforts. On top of that, every Aussie who signs up to 86 400 using the code ‘SMART10’ and makes a purchase will earn themselves $10, plus an additional $10 for Tamarama SLSC, which 86 400 will donate to the club’s redevelopment fund on their behalf. 


The clubhouse has been around since 1906, and this final fundraising push will ensure a much-needed renovation that will set us up for a further 100 years, meaning we can continue to serve the community through life-saving patrols, education programs and community use of the upgraded clubhouse 


Given the year we’ve all had, we can all look forward to some cheer and merriment, so if we can all get together and show support for this last fundraising push to get the work started, I will personally dress up in an unofficial Tamarama SLSC grouper (or merman) outfit at the new launch for a photo opportunity to thank you for your generosity.


Ben Lee


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CPR Heroes - Nat Sutton & Laura Roff

This year, two of our members, Natalie Sutton and Laura Roff experienced three successful lifesaving CPRs this year. The Tama Comms team approached them to share their experience and to offer any advice they would have to people who find themselves in a similar situation.

Watch the video here.

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Report on 2nd Annual Wonderland Art Festival

Our 2nd Annual WONDERLAND ART FESTIVAL was held for 7 days from Monday 30th November through to Sunday 6th December, this time without the throng of people from Sculptures By The Sea. With COVID lurking in the background, this years event was not easy to organise, but we showed that WONDERLAND ART FESTIVAL is perfectly capable of running its own stand alone event as we attracted over 200 visitors into the festival every day… with a total attendance exceeding 1400 visitors.
Paula Masselos (Mayor of Waverley Council) stands by as Tim Murray (Tamarama SLSC President) presents Josephine Sukkar AM (Buildcorp CEO) with a Certificate of Appreciation as Sponsor of the 2nd Annual WONDERLAND ART FESTIVAL
We attracted over 33 brilliant artists exhibiting their work, with over 60% of exhibitors achieving sales. The total value of artworks sold by our artists exceeded an amazing $30,000, with an extraordinary 70+ works of art finding new homes!!! Our highest volume of works sold by a single artist was 21 pieces; the highest sale was $2,800 and the most amount sold by a single exhibitor was $3,300.
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2020 Wonderland Art Festival Exhibitor List

With just a week to go, we’d proudly like to announce our final list of Exhibitors for the 2nd Annual Wonderland Arts Festival 2020, which has been very generously sponsored by BUILDCORP. For the collectors out there… these 30 amazing artists produce all original work!

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Announcing Wonderland Art Festival's 2020 Sponsor - Buildcorp


Today we’d very much like to announce… BUILDCORP as our event partner for the ‘2nd Annual Wonderland Art Festival.’ We thank BUILDCORP for their community support and ask our members and the local community to show their admiration of Buildcorp’s backing of Tamarama SLSC and our local Arts Community.
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Wonderland Art Festival Update

Venue: Tamarama SLSC at Tamarama Beach 

Dates: Monday 30th Nov to Sunday 6th Dec (9am to 6pm daily) 

To support the Artist Community & Tamarama SLSC

Don't miss this amazing art festival with some of the very best emerging and established artists on display. In a fantastic response from the artist community, we have a full house for our 2nd annual Wonderland Art Festival, and with just over four weeks to run... we are offering '3 Day' displays for just $249 (Monday 30th Nov to Wed 2nd Dec).  Our 2020 Exhibitors at this point are…


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Back Again - Wonderland Art Festival 2020


Keep your calendars clear, for our 2nd Annual 'Wonderland Art Festival’ - Sydney's newest art event, and not to be missed!

Presented by Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club, the COVID-safe event will be showcased in the main hall, right on the doorstep of the immensely popular 'Bondi to Bronte ‘ Walk on Tamarama Beach. Come and browse extraordinary art direct from some of the very best emerging artists. The festival is envisaged to run from Monday 30th November, to Sunday 6th December, 2020. Funds raised during the event will help our ‘Club Renovation’ campaign.

'Tamarama Beach & Surf Club NSW' by Tracy Rockwell (2019)


Among this year’s featured exhibiting artists are:

ABIGAIL LUTZEN www.instagram.com/lutzenart
ART MART tamaramaslsc.org
ERLENMEYER www.erlenmeyer.com.au
JELLYFISH.INKK www.jellyfishinkk.com
LARA SCOLARI www.larascolari.com
MELINDA HUNTER www.melindahunter.com
POPABOUTDESIGN www.popaboutdesign.com 
POSTER POINT tamaramaslsc.org
RUTH GREEN www.creativityrlgreen.com
TRACY ROCKWELL www.tracyrockwell.com
WENDY COHEN www.wendycohen.net.au
YURI SHIMMYO www.yurishimmyo.com


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New Indigenous Scholarship

Tamarama SLSC's vision is to be a diverse and inclusive club, as a part of this we are funding up to three scholarships for members of the Aboriginal community to undertake their Bronze Medallion at Tamarama SLSC in spring 2020 and join us as patrolling members.

They have an individual value of up to $1000 which covers course fees, 2 years membership fees, gear and equipment, swimming lessons if required (up to the value of $500), pool entry, and travel to and from the club for the course duration.

The course runs 8am to 1pm on Saturday from 26th September to 28th November, with two Sunday sessions 8 am to 4 pm for the Certificate and Advanced Resuscitation Certificate (dates TBC).

If you are interested in participating, please click here for more information and for the application form. 


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Tamarama SLSC 2020 Financials and Annual Report

Please click the below links for access to Tamarama SLSC's 2019-2020 Financial Statements and Annual Report:


2019-2020 Tamarama SLSC Annual Report

2019-2020 Tamarama SLSC Financial Statements


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Management Committee 

PRESIDENT - Holly Love (Withdrawn)

Proposed: Daniel Qualischefski  Seconded: Michelle Cowans

PRESIDENT – Richard Sheldon

Proposed: Paul Cooper  Seconded: not yet seconded


 Proposed: Jack Collins  Seconded: Michelle Cowans

HON. SECRETARY: Jack Collins 

Proposed: Michelle Cowans Seconded: Matteo Salval

TREASURER: Georgina Farrell

Proposed: Robert Foulkes Seconded: Jon Hancock 

CLUB CAPTAIN: Richard Hamilton

Proposed: Rachel Feakes Seconded: Michelle Cowans 


Proposed: Jack Collins  Seconded: Matteo Salval 


Proposed: Daniel Qualischefski  Seconded: Robert Foulkes


Support Roles



Proposed: Guy Waddell  Seconded: Daniel Zafir



Proposed: Robert Foulkes  Seconded: Daniel Qualischefski

GEAR STEWARD: no nomination

BOAT CAPTAIN: no nomination

IRB CAPTAIN: no nomination


SOCIAL SECRETARY: no nomination

PUBLIC OFFICER: no nomination

RADIO OFFICER: no nomination

Proposed: Seconded: no nomination

BOARD AND SKI CAPTAIN: no nomination


FIRST AID OFFICER: no nomination

HERITAGE STEWARD: no nomination


SLSA DELEGATE: no nomination

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