The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane is hosting a new exhibition that will showcase the art, design and history of The Motorcycle.

With more than 100 important and influential bikes, from the 1860s to present day machines, the world-exclusive event will run from November 28, 2020, to April 26, 2021.

According to GOMA, ‘The Motorcycle’ 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.”

1922 Megola Touring.

Among the bikes on display will be the 1951 Vincent Black Lightning that set an Australian land speed record, and was since sold for the highest price paid at auction for a motorcycle.

The exhibition will also showcase a 1968 Michaux-Perraux, a steam powered machine which is considered the oldest motorcycle in the world.

Off-road, racing and custom motorcycles will also be displayed, as well as ultra-modern electric motorcycles to demonstrate the potential future of transportation.

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 Australian Cinémathèque.

1951 Vincent Black Lightning.
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