Phillip George is a Sydney based artist and Associate Professor of Media Studies at UNSW Art & Design. His practice operates across zones of cultural difference, exploring the complexities that exist between East and West. Phillip’s work draws links between Australian beach culture and the fractured, turbulent zones of the Middle East. He has exhibited widely over the past thirty years with exhibitions throughout Australia, Europe, America and Asia. The Inshalla surfboard series employ designs from famous mosques and have been exhibited all over the world. They were made in response to the 2005 Cronulla riots and fuse together two iconic traditions, namely Aussie beach culture and complex Islamic geometric art.