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Da Vinci Exhibition is Coming
Leonardo Da Vinci works – are coming to Latrobe City.
By Portal Admin - 21st December 2020 - Back to News
The machines and art of one of the world’s greatest minds – Leonardo Da Vinci – are coming to Latrobe City.
Latrobe Regional Gallery at Morwell will host the exhibition Da Vinci Machines from 26 February 2021 to 25 April 2021.
The Da Vinci Machines exhibition will feature more than 60 interactive machines created from original Da Vinci drawings of iconic inventions such as the bicycle, scuba suit, spring-powered car and flying machines.
Among Da Vinci’s innovations are automatons (the precursors to robots), nautical, hydraulic and architectural tools, ground-breaking applications of civil engineering and fear-inspiring machines of war like the tank. An addition to the exhibition is a set of life-size replicas of iconic Da Vinci paintings.
The exhibition will be announced by Latrobe City Council Mayor, Cr Sharon Gibson at Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, today (Thursday). Eastern Victoria MLC Harriet Shing will announce state funding for the exhibition, which has enabled entry to be free as a gift to the community after the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Da Vinci Machines is an immersive experience for all ages that takes you inside the mind of the world’s most famous artist and inventor. I am so pleased that this exhibition will be accessible to all, and will enable visitors to spark their curiosity at Latrobe Regional Gallery to discover art, invention and our industrious spirit," Cr Gibson said.
"This exhibition has been chosen to appeal to Latrobe City residents, and also visitors from across the region and even Melbourne. Da Vinci is well known and appeals to many people, from machine and motor enthusiasts, to makers, art lovers, children and families."
The broad appeal of the exhibition gives people who have never been to the Gallery before a reason to visit. The exhibition will be complemented by a schools program, families program and public program. Additional support from the Latrobe Valley Authority and the Department of Transport will ensure everyone can access this opportunity.
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