Dreams on Wheels Exhibition at Fed Square

Event Details

Dreams on Wheels Exhibition at Fed Square

Time: August 12, 2008 at 10am to August 19, 2008 at 6pm
Location: The Atrium, Federation Square
City/Town: Melbourne
Website or Map: http://www.canberra.um.dk/en/…
Event Type: Exhibition
Organized By: Royal Danish Embassy
Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2008

Event Description

The Dreams on Wheels exhibition will in the Atrium at Federation Square in Melbourne from 12 to 19 August.

The exhibition is a showcase of Danish culture of cycling and innovative Danish bicycle design. This exhibition has been brought to Australia as part of celebrations marking the re-opening of the Royal Danish Embassy in Canberra.

Dreams on Wheels is curated by Thomas Ermacora, founder of Etikstudio, and has previously been shown at the Danish House in Paris, Danish Design Center in Copenhagen and Harbourfront Centre of Toronto.

Motivated by how a ‘cyclocentric’ approach to urban development can stimulate sustainable civic behaviour, the exhibition promotes cycling in a broader cultural context, displaying Danish urban cityscapes alongside urban visions for Australia by Danish architect Jan Gehl.

Ranging from family friendly to high tech, the bicycles exhibited include the Christiania bike, the LeitraVelomobile, Biomega designer bikes, the unique Mountain Goat, and ultimate classics from Velorbis.

Also on display are Copenhagen City Bikes, bicycles that are identical to those used in the Danish free bicycle program currently being adopted in Paris and considered for introduction in Australia.

Filmmaker and photographer Mikael Colville-Andersen contributes to the exhibition with a number of photographs documenting Copenhagen's bicycle culture from his ongoing series.

Exhibition opening hours: 12 to 19 August 2008

Open all hours

Admission is free

The Atrium, Federation Square

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Comment by stubacca on August 18, 2008 at 4:30pm
They also looked much nicer in the flesh... the leather colour perfectly matched the Brooks leather, and the quality and finishing was superb. Very drool-worthy.
Comment by stubacca on August 18, 2008 at 4:24pm
Nah, they're the Brooks grips. Saw those on a couple of the bikes there too, and I must say I like them better in the flesh.

The Sögreni grips are these...
Comment by stubacca on August 18, 2008 at 3:41pm
Not a bad way to spend an afternoon at all, Oz.

I really liked the look of some of those Sögreni bicycles and components. The leather grips they had (to match the Brooks saddles) were some of the nicest I think I've ever seen. The brass mudguards were fantastic, too. Yum.
Comment by Oz on August 17, 2008 at 7:26pm
Went and had a squizz at this today. Some very uber-cool machines on display. Ended up sinking a few *hic* pints of the Black Death with Stubacca afterwards at Transport. Pretty shitty way to spend an afternoon forum smileys
Comment by ChrisS on August 16, 2008 at 1:17pm
Had to pass on last evenings festivities, had a bloody sore ear which maybe another overdue reminder of that horrid lurgie of a few weeks ago.
Comment by RobE on August 15, 2008 at 11:11pm
Yep, and adorned with his contact hand outs too... very prominent at the entrance :)
Comment by RobE on August 15, 2008 at 10:48pm

Comment by Cory on August 7, 2008 at 9:58pm
Interested in seeing the unique "Mountain Goat". I've sure drunk enuf of the stuff!

Look out for the Bakfiets parked out the front.

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