If you’ve ever despaired that generic bike style (the lycra, the colours, the horror) is all pervasive, this is your ideal gallery show. The irrepressible Matt B has built a roomful of one-off bikes, each with it’s own style and personality. All his creations are made from found or donated parts, and would be ideal for your next festival appearance, photo shoot, film or display. I was lucky enough to meet him yesterday, and found his energy and enthusiasm most infectious.
Matt’s bikes are on display (alongside paintings by Johnny K) at Synergy Gallery, until November 29. Stroll by, and be inspired!
Look out for these bikes of awesomeness:
Mad Max – the grunginess of cobweb draped skeletal shapes is mesmerising
Lawnmower – think astroturf meets vintage mower, with a bike frame as the go-between
The Cloud – “if god existed and lived in Northcote, this is what I believe he would ride” – a bmx symphony of polystyrene, dacron, and shagpile
Steering Wheel – what it is
Flower Power – it began with a floral banana seat…
Gelati – multi-hued pastel delight, 1940s style
Find Synergy Gallery at 253 High Street, Northcote.
Matt B on the front cover of the Northcote Leader this week!