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Da Vinci Machines

 

Presenting the international hit exhibition Da Vinci Machines at Rockhampton Art Gallery

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18 March - 21 May 2017

$5 entry (unlimited time and unlimited repeat entry providing patron’s exhibition armband remains intact)

The award-winning interactive exhibition invites everyone with curiosity to delve into the mind of artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci and showcases many of his iconic inventions.

On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, the 60 interactive machines are created from original da Vinci drawings and highlights include the bicycle, the scuba suit, spring powered car, as well as flying machines. Among da Vinci’s innovations are automatons (the precursors to robots), nautical, hydraulic and architectural tools, ground-breaking applications of civil engineering and fear-inspiring machines of war like the tank.

Visitors won’t need to travel to museums, galleries and churches in Europe to get up close to the paintings for which da Vinci became the most celebrated Renaissance artist. Included in the exhibition are actual-size digital prints of the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Annunciation, Lady with an Ermine and da Vinci’s self-portrait. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to compare the restored Mona Lisa with the vibrant, pre-restoration painting.

The exhibition is suitable for all ages and over 6 million people have visited our exhibitions in more than 30 countries worldwide. The current national tour of Australia commenced in Burnie, Tasmania in early 2014 and has travelled to regional centers including Mount Gambier, Geraldton, Tennant Creek, Karratha, Albany and Fremantle Western Australia, where it attracted over 11,000 visitors.

 

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 Programs and Events

   
     
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Final Fridays with Friends

Friday 31 March,  5.30pm - 7.30pm

Meet with your friends and our Friends on the final Friday of each month. Final Fridays is a monthly program that is set within the Rockhampton Art Gallery that puts a twist in your usual Friday night. Hosted by the Friends of the Rockhampton Art Gallery, celebrate the last Friday of the month with some fine culture, food and friends.

     
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Da Vinci by Dark | Science Challenge

Friday 7 April,  5.00pm - 8.00pm

Let out your inner engineer or scientist at Da Vinci by Dark. See the Rockhampton Art Gallery come alive by night in this program that offers you an evening out, in Rockhampton with a twist. See the exhibition by night and enjoy a full array of beverages and nibbles at our pop up Espresso Bar.

     

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Da Vinci by Dark | Engineering Challenge

Saturday 8 April, 5.00pm - 8.00pm

Let out your inner engineer or scientist at Da Vinci by Dark. See the Rockhampton Art Gallery come alive by night in this program that offers you an evening out, in Rockhampton with a twist. See the exhibition by night and enjoy a full array of beverages and nibbles at our pop up Espresso Bar.

     

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Da Vinci by Dark | Flying Challenge

Thursday 13 April,  5.00pm - 8.00pm

Let out your inner engineer or scientist at Da Vinci by Dark. See the Rockhampton Art Gallery come alive by night in this program that offers you an evening out, in Rockhampton with a twist. See the exhibition by night and enjoy a full array of beverages and nibbles at our pop up Espresso Bar.

     

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Da Vinci by Dark | Mechanical Challenge

Saturday 15 April,  5.00pm - 8.00pm

Let out your inner engineer or scientist at Da Vinci by Dark. See the Rockhampton Art Gallery come alive by night in this program that offers you an evening out, in Rockhampton with a twist. See the exhibition by night and enjoy a full array of beverages and nibbles at our pop up Espresso Bar.

 

     

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Da Vinci by Dark | Coder Challenge

Wednesday 26 April,  5.00pm - 8.00pm

Let out your inner engineer or scientist at Da Vinci by Dark. See the Rockhampton Art Gallery come alive by night in this program that offers you an evening out, in Rockhampton with a twist. See the exhibition by night and enjoy a full array of beverages and nibbles at our pop up Espresso Bar.

 

     
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Beginner Anatomy and Figure Drawing

Wednesday 26 April - Wednesday 14 June 2017, 6.00pm - 8.00pm, once a week on a Wednesday

Let our skilled artist and educator take you on an exploratory journey through the anatomy of the human body. Over an 8-week course, you will progress through learning about gesture, proportion and perspective with a variety of art materials. Take time-out for yourself and uncover ways to breakdown and depict the human form through drawing. Whether you’re a beginner or have a little bit of experience under your belt, our facilitator will guide you week by week as you develop your skills. 

     

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Da Vinci by Dark | Science Challenge

Saturday 29 April,  5.00pm - 8.00pm

Let out your inner engineer or scientist at Da Vinci by Dark. See the Rockhampton Art Gallery come alive by night in this program that offers you an evening out, in Rockhampton with a twist. See the exhibition by night and enjoy a full array of beverages and nibbles at our pop up Espresso Bar.

 

     
 

Education

   
     
 DaVinci Machines Primary School Education Pack    DaVinci Machines Secondary School Education Pack
     
 DaVinci Machines Rockhampton Art Gallery Group Booking Link    
Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade
PO Box 1860 Rockhampton Qld 4700
Phone: (07) 4936 8248
gallery@rrc.qld.gov.au
www.rrc.qld.gov.au