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22 September 2010

Bike Rack as Art ?

If you ride a bicycle, you probably have need to park your bicycle.  Ever thought about designing your own rack ???
A joint project of the Powerhouse Museum and the RTA, as part of the NSW BikePlan, this Australia-wide competition gives you that chance.  Open to anyone with a creative bent, designs are invited for a public bike rack that is not only an inspirational piece of street art but a functional device.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and their bike rack will be manufactured and installed at selected locations around Parramatta, Penrith and Liverpool.  Second and third prizes are $5,000 and $2,000 respectively.
Judges include artist, designer and architect, Richard Goodwin; the Powerhouse's Design Manager, Diana Lorentz; Greg Chalberg, the Marketing Manager of Shimano Australia; Matt Faber, RTA Sustainable Transport Section; and Myfanwy Lawrence, representing Liverpool, Penrith and Parramatta Councils.
Applications must be received by 18 October 2010.  More details here.
Feeling creative ?  The winner could be you!

[photograph by David Mist from the Powerhouse Museum Collection]

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