From the Danish Consulate in Australia
The Dreams on Wheels exhibition will be held 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 â€˜cyclocentricâ€™ 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
An additional note - The Biomega bikes are a real highlight in terms of bike design while the Christiana bikes are a great idea for pedal powered transport - like the Dutch Bakfiet bikes. (I also understand that this exhibition was previously in Sydney).