LOVERS of speed and vehicles of all kinds will join art lovers at the Murray Art Museum's upcoming exhibition, Speed: The Fast and the Curious, on show from August 20 to November 6.
The exhibition will feature newly-commissioned works by leading Australian and international artists that address the role of speed in the Australian psyche, including an armoured car made from recycled automotives by Michael Laubli and an installation of 36 suspended spears by local indigenous artist Uncle Phil Murray.
It will coincide with a program of events including artists' talks, car enthusiasts' meets, tours, virtual racing and school holiday activities.
"Speed: The Fast and the Curious taps into a deep-rooted theme in the region that relates to transport and motorised innovation," gallery director Jacqui Hemsley said.
"Albury has played an important role in the development of new technology and the history of transport in the region.
"New technology brought about by necessity, innovation, isolation and knowledge has been a key to progress.
"Albury was the birthplace of the Robbins and Porter monoplane, Australia's first flat-four aero engine in 1913, the centre for Australia's last manufactured gearbox transmissions and the home of Brad Jones V8 racing.
"From the former race tracks that capped the edges of the Hume Weir to V8 supercars, street motorcycles, speedway go-kart racing and power boats, the region has a long-celebrated enthusiasm for speed."
Murray Art Museum, 546 Dean St Albury, open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm (Thursdays until 7pm), weekends and public holidays 10am-4pm.