SPEED: The Fast and The Curious
When: Saturday 20 August - Sunday 6 November
Where: Paul Ramsay Galleries, second floor
Price: Tickets on sale now, prices from $12
Buckle up – MAMA is putting cars and transport in the picture.
See how local, national and international contemporary artists have interpreted fast moving machines across painting, sculpture, photography and more. From Albury's long tradition of motorised innovation to the future of car culture, the exhibition SPEED and its action-packed side-program, Festival of Fast, offer an exhilarating ride of art, fun and games.
SPEED features newly commissioned works by leading Australian artists, interactive exhibits and works on loan from the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney) White Rabbit Gallery (Sydney), the Laverty Collection and private owners.
Artists specially commissioned include:
- Beijing based and internationally renowned Laurens Tan who frequently uses the reoccurring motif of the 'sanlunche', the white three-wheeled Chinese vehicle seen in Chinese cities;
- Texta Queen, Australia's 'felt-tip super-hero' who links popular culture with identity, will work with two local emerging artists on a major mural for the Museum foyer;
- Michael Laubli, a specialist in recycled automotive sculptures will create an armoured car to be driven into the Art Museum and,
- Uncle Phil Murray, an Albury-based Indigenous artist whose 36 suspended spears installation will be an inescapable experience directed to all visitors entering MAMA.
Albury has a strong history of inventive transport. As the home of Australia's last manufactured gearbox transmissions, the location of Brad Jones V8 racing and the birthplace of Robbins & Porter's monoplane, Albury has been central to new technology and thinking in Australia. SPEED celebrates this pioneering past while also looking ahead to the amazing new technology to come.
Running alongside SPEED is the Festival of Fast, a packed public program of car shows, interactive exhibits, children's activities, special events and much more.
This spring, SPEED is where rev-heads, art lovers and everyone in between collide. Don't blink – drive straight to MAMA for all the action.
Watch this space for more detail or sign up to get the festival program delivered straight to your inbox.
Valid for unlimited entry to the exhibition and one racing simulator game for the individual ticket holder. Not transferable.
Adults - $15
Conc/Students/moMAMA - $12
Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult
Discounts for groups of 10 or more – contact us to pre-book
Tickets can also be purchased at MAMA
Shi JIN DIAN
Speed is proudly funded by Arts NSW and supporting partner La Trobe University
Jasper Knight (b.1978, Australia) GTO 2010.
enamel and perspex on board, 1200 x 1200mm
Private collection © Image courtesy Art Nomad and the artist