Billy and Rocky's Roadtrip

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Billy and Rockys Roadtrip 


Scott Pyle and Henry Jock Walker/Billy and Rocky are power ranger artist surfer dudes. 


Scott (aka Billy) - is great at painting, drawing and sculpture, subjects commonly include the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, Home and Away characters, Surf Life Saving, public transport and surfer dudes. Scott is supported by Tutti Visual Arts Studio. 


Henry Jock (aka Rocky) - loves to make art inclusively, commonly painting, performance and surfing.


Billy and Rocky: Scott and Henry have been making art and surfing together for four years and are based in South Australia and have been invited by Harriet Body to exhibit in Sydney at an exhibition called 'Paired' in First Draft in June 2018 to showcase the work of professional disabled and non-disabled artistic collaborations...

but first they have to get there! 


With several exhibitions and countless surfs under their belts - it's now time for their next big adventure .... 

Billy and Rocky's Roadtrip! 


There is some great rewards, including artworks, surf experiences and serious Goodies,  but supporters will also receive updates along the way - so you can feel part of this very excellent adventure! 



When waves collide... how it all began

Madison Bycroft initiated their first show bringing them together through their shared passion of surfing at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF) project Space. The exhibition called 'No one Double Crosses the Surfies' in 2014 explored painting, installation, performance, Billy and the Surf Life Saver making live art at Brighton Beach in front or the surf club and at the AEAF opening.




The two formed a fast friendship and Scotty was invited to join a team exhibition called 'Expanding Field of RAWH' with Amanda Radomi and Henry in 2015. 


The dynamic duo have worked together throughout 2016 and 2017, with outcomes in OzAsia Festival/Tutti Arts projects 'Shedding Light' and 'BEASTLY!' 


Most recently (2018) they undertook an artistic residency at Sauerbier House, Port Noarlunga, 'Table Rock Surf Centre' where they explored ideas and processes to develop 'Billy and Rocky Surfboards' making tees, a range of paintings and maquette surfboards, moving towards this exhibition with Harriet Body 'Paired' in First Draft, Sydney, June 2018. 

And that's why they're crowdfunding! 



Getting out the back on Billy and Rocky Surfboards 

Henry and Scott will create two surfboards/paintings - one Billy board, one Rocky Board - works of art that they will both surf then show in Sydney. 


Billy's board will be a large epoxy board customised to Scott's surfing ability. The Rocky board will be a smaller surfboard based on one of Scott's surfboard drawings, hand shaped by Henry. The dynamic duo will collaborate to make paintings directly onto the foam top and bottom of each board to be glassed over to finish the board/artwork.


The road trip up to Sydney will introduce Scotty to the colourful world of surf and art in Sydney, we will meet peers and explore the local art and surf community through First Draft and Studio A. 'Studio A' is a supported studio for artists with disability, similar to Tutti Arts where Scott works to create his art in Brighton and Port Adelaide.


And to make it a total winner of a roadtrip, 

we will shred the surf at Bondi Beach 

to celebrate Scotty's birthday, 

on the 5th of June the day before the opening. 




This will be an open happening anyone is welcome to join for a shred - Campaign donors will get the birthday footage as an added bonus to say thanks and cowabunga! 


Costs include:

  1. Henriette (that the van) service - keep them safe 
  2. Support Worker for Scott - keep him healthy, happy and surfing  
  3. Airfares to get Scott and support worker home  
  4. Food - surfer artists gotta eat! 
  5. Materials - to fabricate and paint surfboard paintings at the Ding King Surfboard factory, Scotty and Henry visited Leighton Clark at the factory to discuss our unique painting and shaping process.
  6. Accommodation - on the way and in Sydney
  7. Did we mention food - seriously, surfer artists need serious sustenance! 


Roadtrip Dates:

Wednesday 30th May - Thursday June 7th  - Roadtriiiiiipppppp

Sunday 3rd June - Surf Day

Monday 4th June - Install exhibition at First Draft

Tuesday 5th June - Scott Birthday - he will be 31

Wednesday  June 6th - Exhibition opening 

Thursday 7th June - Scotty to fly home - he's NEVER been on a plane! 




Budget Overview

OK, so we got some serious costs but it's so worth it...


Scott identifies as a surfer artist dude with a disability. He doesn’t travel often (in fact, not since a family trip to Ballarat in 1998), has never travelled with his art work and this will be his first time on a plane. 

We need a support worker with the necessary disability accreditation to support his journey, to assist to keep him happy and healthy and do his bidding.  


  1. Henriette service - keep them safe - $300
    Henriette is Henry's trusty van - let's get her ship shape and ready to carry precious cargo across the country

  2. Support Person for Scott - $1,200 per week 
    Keep him surfing and creating and making art and surfing and happy and healthy

  3. Airfares Sydney to Adelaide for Scott and Support person - $300

  4. Food - surfer artists gotta eat!  - $1,050 for all three 
    $150 a day for three people for seven days $1,050... includes Chiko rolls and salad for balance

  5. Art Materials - $1,600
    We'll need to fabricate and paint surfboard art at the Ding King Surfboard factory.
    Scotty and Henry visited Leighton Clark at the factory to discuss our unique painting and shaping process.
     
  6. Accommodation - on the way and in Sydney $1,400 
    Surfers gotta sleep a night  - three beds a night for seven nights - $200 per night 



TOTAL COSTS $5,850

CROWD FUNDING TARGET $4,000


ARTIST CONTRIBUTION $1,850 unless we go over our target - that would be RAD! 

Potential Challenges

It is a short campaign so we really hope to get a response quickly so we can get straight out on the open road, en route to Sydney.


OK, so we got some serious costs but it's so worth it...


Scott identifies as a surfer artist dude with a disability. He doesn’t travel often, and this will be his first time on a plane. 


We need a support worker with the necessary disability accreditation to support his journey, to assist to keep him happy and healthy and do his bidding.  

AU$1 +No RewardI choose to have no reward for my pledge.
10 Chosen | Unlimited Available
AU$10 +Love Billy and Rocky RewardSocial media mention - cos we got insta happenings happening
4 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is June 2018
AU$20 +Billy and Rocky Roadtrip PostcardGet Billy and Rocky to send you a postcard while they're on the road...good for them, good for the posty ... win win
12 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is June 2018
AU$30 +Wearable Billy and Rocky RewardA Scott Pyle original wearable art - brooch plus a social media call out by Billy and Rocky
17 Chosen | 8 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2018
AU$50 +Blue Billy and Rocky RewardSmall Artwork - Scott Pyle original work inspired by the Roadtrip. We cant describe what these are - because Scott hasn't been inspired yet!
7 Chosen | 13 AvailableEst. delivery is July 2018
AU$75 +Billy and Rocky ShirtCollector's item for sure... Billy and Rocky individually hand-painted long sleeve t-shirt - No 2 will be alike...
4 Chosen | 46 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2018
AU$100 +Billy and Rocky ROCK awardNothing to show here except your appreciation for Billy and Rocky and their surfer art dude Roadtrip. that's it ... just appreciation ... knowing your $100 goes along way! Nice!
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2018
AU$150 +Blue & Red Billy and Rocky RewardBilly and Rocky Goodies Bag includes: - an individually hand painted long sleeve tee, - a Scott Pyle original wearable art - brooch - a Scott Pyle original hand painted card - a social media call out by Billy and Rocky
2 Chosen | 18 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2018
AU$250 +BRONZE Billy and Rocky RewardSmall scale Billy and Rocky Painting, and a Billy and Rocky Goodies Bag. (Picture indicative- there will be a range to choose from. Approx 30 x 30 cm)
1 Chosen | 9 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2018
AU$500 +Sterling Silver Billy and Rocky RewardA full day surfing and art adventure with Billy and Rocky including: surfing, painting, a surfing painting to take home, and lunch at the Moana Surf Club.
0 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$750 +GOLD Billy and Rocky RewardLarge Scale (1m x 1m) Billy and Rocky Painting and a Billy and Rocky Goodies Bag including: a long sleeve tee, a Brooch, a card, and a social media mention
1 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is August 2018
AU$1000 +Platnium Billy and Rocky RewardXL scale Billy Painting, (dimensions variable, approx 2m x 3m) and a Billy and Rocky Goodies Bag.
0 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2018