Da Vinci’s fa­mous works on dis­play

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Court­ney Fowler

■ 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.

Pic­tures: Ar­ti­sans of Florence

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.

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