Unique Dart car motors in to feature at Benalla Art Gallery

By Shepparton News

A colourful and iconic car has made its way to Benalla to be displayed at the city’s gallery.

The Goggomobil Dart car was painted by Melbourne contemporary artist Robert Clinch with distinctive paper darts on the exterior.

Benalla Art Gallery director Bryony Nainby said the Australian-designed car was a beautiful object which implied a sense of flight and fun.

‘‘We are delighted to have Robert Clinch’s work on display at the Benalla Art Gallery,’’ Mr Nainby said.

‘‘Robert is a highly-accomplished artist well-known for his realist depictions of Melbourne buildings and urban landscapes which often feature his signature paper dart motif.’’

Classic car collector Jeff Brown, son of art collector Joseph Brown, whose art collection is a highlight of the National Gallery of Victoria, collaborated with Mr Clinch to create the project.

The exhibition features Mr Clinch’s paintings and drawings which were part of the artist’s working process.

The exhibition also includes a short documentary of the project as it evolved and interviews with the people involved.

The Goggomobil Dart will be on show at Benalla Art Gallery until June 24.