Nothing but Bikes, Mike Rubbo – Tap Gallery

June 17th, 2011 Posted in Events

Mike Rubbo will be exhibiting prints and sketches from his ‘Cyclonica’ series at Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst from July 4 to 17.

Nothing But Bikes; Beauty in Utility.
From July 24th till July 17th. every day from noon till 6 pm. Official celebration 3 pm. Sunday 10th July. All who come by bike on Sunday will be in the draw for art.

Mike Rubbo’s linocuts, rubbings and solar prints celebrate the grace and beauty  of sit-up bikes.
Having been blogging about the European style of riding for several years (situp-cycle.com) Mike hopes to use graphics  to boost the status of these bikes since he believes that the sit-up bike is the key to dramatically growing utility cycling in Australia.

It’s no accident that all the bike share schemes in the world, the Velibs in Paris, the Boris bikes in London, the Bicings in Barcelona and the Bixis in Montreal,  are all sit ups.

More of the story on the blog

http://situp-cycle.com

A sampling of the images which aim to inspire are here in my flickr gallery

http://www.flickr.com/photos/httpwwwsitup-cyclecomphotos/