Image: Daniela Rodriguez Photography
The Space

Surf Coast Art Space (SCAS) is a not-for-profit Gallery and Arts Hub soon to open at The MAC Torquay.  We are a collective of artists and arts workers creating a platform for local and regional artists that will raise the profile of the arts on the Surf Coast.


the 2021 expressions of interest (EOI) for exhibitions and local art shop will open soon.

For more information contact SCAS at .

Our Team
Sally Groom
Sally Groom, Chair of Surf Coast Arts Committee

Sally Groom trained as an Art Conservator and worked for 12 years at the National Gallery of Victoria and Museum Victoria.  Since moving to Anglesea in 2004 to raise a family, she has completed post-graduate studies in Art History. She is an emerging art writer, curator and administrator and is currently President of the Surf Coast Art Space advisory committee.

Daniela Rodriguez, Digital Liaison

Daniela Rodriguez is a photographer and visual artist based in Torquay.  Her work ranges from fine art photography and community arts projects, to art in public spaces.  Daniela also has a Bachelor in Creative Arts Industries, and is an Emerging Cultural Leader from Footscray Community Arts Centre, both of which have allowed her to pursue projects investigating community and belonging. She has a passion for engaging new audiences to the arts, as well as community arts development.

Linda Judge, Committee Member

Linda Judge is a multi disciplinary artist who has a passion for curating and writing. She completed undergrad studies at VCA and has an MA from RMIT. She has had many solo shows and has been included in over fifty group shows in a career spanning over thirty years. In 2002 she was granted an Asialink fellowship and in 2014 she was granted an Arts Victoria grant for her curatorial project in conjunction with Arts Project Australia. This year she has been selected as a finalist in both the Nillumbik art prize and the Bayside art prize. Her story on The Ownership Project will appear in the Winter edition of Imprint.

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Ron Talbot, Committee Member

I’ve been involved with art in various ways for some time now both as a practicing artists and as an administrator.  I was the president of the Central Australia Art Society for a number of years and have had considerable experience around curating and hanging exhibitions.  I have served as a member of the Araluen Arts Centre Advisory Committee in Alice Springs.  I moved into the area about 4 years ago and currently paint in my Red Door Studio in Wurdiboluc.

Michael Ryan, Committee Member

Michael was involved in the emergence of the surf culture of the early sixties.  Most of his working life he was surrounded by some form of creativity.  Upon his early retirement he embarked on a course of study in the creative visual arts ,just recently graduating with a BA from Deakin University.  He has a passion  for the coast and this can show through in his art practice.  He is very excited at being involved in creating a purpose built gallery and performance space that will enable young emerging Artists to exhibit their art as well as the practising  and professional Artists and performers.