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REVHEAD: The Motorsport Art of Eamon O'Toole Exhibition

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I have lived in Brisbane for more than 20 years and enjoy exploring every part of this beautiful city and its surroundings.
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Eamon O'Toole with his McLaren Formula MP4/4 1 Ayrton Senna Car (1991-92)
ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au


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.
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Why? Cleverly crafted works of art
When: Open 7 days from 10am - 5pm until Sunday, 6th May, 2012.
Where: d'Arcy Doyle Place Nicholas Street, Ipswich Queensland
Cost: Free
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