THE MOTORCYCLE: DESIGN, ART, DESIRE

This world-exclusive exhibition, only in Brisbane, will showcase the art, design and history of one of the most iconic objects of the last 150 years, the motorcycle. 

Featuring more than 100 innovative and influential motorcycles from the 1860s to present day, it will consider the iconic vehicle from the perspective of social history, popular culture, design and technology.
The exhibition will tap into the appeal of this enduring object of design and art, looking at the motorcycle’s past, present and future.

Highlights of the exhibition will include:
  • A 1868 Michaux-Perraux, the first steam powered velocipede and oldest known motorcycle in the world;

  • The earliest Australian-designed and built machines, including a Spencer produced in Brisbane in 1906;

  • The 1951 Vincent Black Lightning that set an Australian land speed record in its day and more recently a world record for the highest price paid at auction for a motorcycle;

  • Symbols of speed including the1930s Triumph Speed Twin, the 1970s Ducati 750 Super Sport, and the 1990s Britten V1000;

  • Off-road motorcycles highlighting a rich history of bikes built for dust and dirt;

  • Customised motorcycles at the intersection of art and design;

  • Ultra-modern electric motorcycles, demonstrating the future of transportation in the age of renewable energy.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a range of special programs and events, including Up Late and a specially curated film program in GOMA’s Cinémathèque. Tickets sold separately.

Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street
3 stars
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NEXT Hotel Brisbane
4 stars
1 nights from $ 369 pp twin share* earn from 1107 Points^
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Mantra South Bank
4 stars
1 nights from $ 409 pp twin share* earn from 1227 Points^
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Emporium Hotel South Bank
5 stars
1 nights from $ 405 pp twin share* earn from 1215 Points^
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11/04/2021
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28/11/2020 to 21/04/2021
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