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Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car

Start Date: 06 Mar 2015

End Date: 12 Jul 2015


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The National Gallery of Victoria’s popular Australian car design exhibition, Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car, is closing on Sunday 12 July.

Shifting Gear is the first car design exhibition to be presented in an Australian art gallery. The great Australian car story really starts in 1934, when a Victorian farmer’s wife inquired as to whether such a car existed that could go to church on Sunday and move livestock on Monday. Lewis Brandt’s response was the Ford Coupé utility, aka the ute, and the great Aussie car legend was born. Australian car design hit its stride in the late sixties and seventies with muscle cars: the Chrysler Valiant Charger, Holden Monaro, Holden Torano and, of course, the sublime Holden Hurricane. Sportier still, the iconic Bolwell Nagari makes a fabulous inclusion. Curated by Harriet Edquist, director of the RMIT Design Archives.

Event Located at: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

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