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Firing Up - Ceramics and the Hamilton Motor Cycle Club

When:

Thu 4 Feb 2021, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 5 Feb 2021, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 6 Feb 2021, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 7 Feb 2021, 10:00am–5:00pm
Mon 8 Feb 2021, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Waikato Museum

In the 1920s motorcycle riding was the pastime of the well-heeled adventurer. By the 1960s this had all changed. Riding became associated with youthful counter-culture: hippies and ruffians ruled the roads.

Were Hamilton Motor Cycle Club members ruffians, hippies, or well-heeled adventurers? And why did they assist with the purchase of ceramics for the Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
collection?

In Firing Up you can see a selection of works purchased using funds gifted by the Club during the 1970s - including Barry Brickell’s ‘Cylindrical Pots’ - and learn a little about the history of Hamilton’s
‘motorcycle grand prix’.

This exhibition is curated in honour of the centenary of the Hamilton Motor Cycle Club.

Image: Detail, Barry Brickell, Cylindrical Pots, 1976. Purchased with assistance from the Hamilton Motorcycle Club. Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato.

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