Final days to marvel genius

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

If you haven’t been to see the Da Vinci Machines Exhibition at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, you should get a wriggle on!

The world class exhibition about Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) the great painter, most famous for his work the Mona Lisa, and inventor and investigator of physics, finishes this Sunday.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “This exhibition comes from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence Italy. It is the most fantastic exhibition to have ever come to Burnie. If you haven’t visited yet, don’t miss it!”

The exhibition demonstrates da Vinci’s studies in war, mechanics, nautical, flight and art. His work considered more relevant in today’s scientific world than 500 years ago when he first conceived his amazing ideas.

Burnie Regional Art Gallery Director Geoff Dobson said, “The response has been amazing, and we have far exceeded the amount of people we hoped would visit. We have broken the record of the amount of people to visit any exhibition at the Gallery.

“We have seen people travel from all over the state to see the exhibition. Tourists travelling from afar have also been delighted to see an exhibition of such quality and interest.

“Burnie is the first city, and the only Tasmanian venue to host the exhibition on its latest nationwide tour. This exhibition would normally tour to major capital cities, and has previously been shown in Berlin, Dubai, Madrid, Warsaw and Vienna to name a few. To have it here in Burnie just goes to show what an impressive cultural hub Burnie, the City of Makers has become.”

The exhibition closes this Sunday 6 April, 2014. Opening hours are between 10am and 4.30pm daily. Entrance fees apply. For further details visit

“Volunteers have worked tireless hours to help at the front desk and take tours over the last eight weeks. They are absolute lifesavers! I can’t thank them enough for their help and passion,” Mr Dobson said.

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728