GOMA goes full throttle for reopening

Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art welcome visitors ahead of world exclusive exhibition.

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) has reopened its doors to visitors as preparations for the world exclusive exhibition The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire rev up.

Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art Director Chris Saines said thousands of visitors had returned to experience the art precinct’s permanent collection and exhibitions since QAG reopened on 23 June.

“Now, in line with the Queensland Government’s Roadmap to Recovery and our COVID-19 safety plan in place, we look forward to welcoming visitors back to our second site the Gallery of Modern Art as we prepare for our must-see summer exhibition, The Motorcycle,” Mr Saines said.

Mr Saines said the upcoming exhibit was a must for art-lovers and motorcycle enthusiasts.

“From 28 November – 26 April 2021, The Motorcycle will feature more than 100 motorcycles from the 1870s to the present day, right across GOMA’s entire ground floor,” he said.

“It will run the full design gamut from the earliest 19th-century steam-powered motorcycle, the circa 1870 Perreaux Vélocipède à vapeur on loan from Paris, right through to new electric bikes heralding the future, such as the Savic C-Series Alpha, a 2020 release from Australian automotive designer Dennis Savic.

“The exhibition will appeal not only to bike and motorsport enthusiasts but to anyone with an interest in social history, popular culture, design and technology.”

Exhibit highlights will include a rare 1906 Spencer, one of the very earliest Australian motorcycles designed and manufactured locally in Auchenflower, and an art installation featuring some of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists responding to the motorcycle helmet.

Tickets to The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire are on sale now. 

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