Da Vinci’s famous works on display
■ An international exhibition showcasing the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci will be on display in Cossack next month, opening the 2015-16 Arts and Culture event program.
On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, the award-winning Da Vinci Machines exhibition showcases more than 60 interactive machines, created from original da Vinci manuscripts.
Exhibition highlights include the bicycle, spring-powered car and flying machines with digital prints of da Vinci’s Renaissance artworks, including the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper also on display.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said it was fantastic that the Arts and Culture program was able to present the community with such prestigious international art on a local platform.
“The Da Vinci Machines Exhibition is an incredible, international display that provides an interactive experience for all ages showcasing many of Leonardo da Vinci’s most iconic inventions,” he said.
“It is a fantastic way to set the standard for the Arts and Culture program this year.
“Thanks to our long-term arts and cultural partnership with Rio Tinto the City’s Arts and Culture program has always excelled at providing our community with quality events and experiences and the 2015-2016 line-up will be no exception.”
Rio Tinto general manager Cape Lambert ports Jamie Robinson said the delivery of arts and culture programs across the Pilbara was important in developing creativity and connection in the community.
“We are committed to adding to the cultural vibrancy of the Pilbara by providing unique opportunities for cultural experiences,” he said.
The exhibition is suitable for all ages and will be held at the Cossack Bond Store from October 3-25. It will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm. Entry is $7.50.
The popular Da Vinci Machines exhibition will be held in Cossack next month.
Digital prints of Leonardo da Vinci’s artworks will be on display.
The exhibition features da Vinci’s inventions.