I was lucky enough to attend the official opening of REVHEAD - The Motorsport Art of Eamon O'Toole at the Ipswich Art Gallery. Eamon is a self confessed revhead, artist and dirt bike rider and he has turned this life-long passion for all things motorsport into sculptural creations of his favourite motorbikes and cars.
The exhibition displays many iconic machines of speed which he has recreated as full-scale replicas using paint, plastic and aluminium. As I entered the main hall of the gallery, my eyes were automatically drawn towards the white Australian workhorse - the ute. Initially, I thought it was a real ute parked on a mirrored display stand. On closer inspection though, I could see that it was a cleverly crafted work of art.
Walking further into the inner part of the gallery, I was equally fascinated to see examples of further masterpieces such as Wayne Gardner's world championship Honda NSR500 motorbike, Ayrton Senna's McLaren Formula 1 car.
The visit was well worth the time spent examining the various exhibits and I am sure that other sports enthusiasts will enjoy the experience.