Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Museums collaborate to bring motor enthusiasts’ dreams to life

David Lee February 4, 2015
AMERICAN CAR MASTERY… Shepparton Motor Museum Curator, Graeme Balfour, Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Dennis Patterson and Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Director, Kirsten Paisley are happy to be bringing a collaborative exhibit to the region with a difference, the SAM Dream Machines: Drawings of the Great American Automobile exhibit and the Shepparton Motor Museum’s Dream Machines: The Cars exhibit. Photo: Supplied.

AMERICAN CAR MASTERY… Shepparton Motor Museum Curator, Graeme Balfour, Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Dennis Patterson and Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Director, Kirsten Paisley are happy to be bringing a collaborative exhibit to the region with a difference, the SAM Dream Machines: Drawings of the Great American Automobile exhibit and the Shepparton Motor Museum’s Dream Machines: The Cars exhibit. Photo: Supplied.

NEXT month will see Shepparton Art Museum’s (SAM) walls draped in American car design mastery, when for the first time in Australia 130 drawings from the Dream Machines: Drawings of the Great American Automobile will go on exhibit.
As well as original design sketches of post World War II American cars, the works include up to 25 images of actual concept cars that were designed by automobile designers who were commissioned to capture the spirit of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s ‘dream car’ concepts, in order to explore new technical features and aesthetic possibilities.
To coincide with the exhibition at SAM, the Shepparton Motor Museum will present an exhibition of superb examples of vehicles depicted in the drawings, titled Dream Machines: The Cars. Both exhibitions will run concurrently and be co-ticketed, with an opening party and Show ‘n’ Shine parade between the two venues on Saturday, March 14.
SAM Director, Kirsten Paisley said, “This exhibition is an opportunity for visitors to see (for the first time) the original drawings from which American cars were first imagined, and through SAM’s exciting partnership with the Shepparton Motor Museum, view the vehicles themselves. Working with the Shepparton Motor Museum has been a wonderful collision of two worlds, with the art museum and the car museum celebrating the incredible draftmanship and creativity of the designers and an era of extreme optimism and excitement for the future.”
Dream Machines: Drawings of the Great American Automobile and Dream Machines: The Cars will both be on display from March 7 until May 17.
For further information, visit www.sheppartonartmuseum.com.au