art and motorcycles have always been close bedfellows, and riders customise their
bikes, clothing and bodies to make their own style. The best examples of this being
tank art, and the painted jackets and rally jackets. And you may have noticed there
are more dedicated shows for motorcycle art.
in July the International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (IJMS) which is dedicated
to the study and discussion of motorcycling culture in all its forms—from the experience
of riding and racing to the history of the machine, the riders and design to the
images of motorcycling and motorcyclists in lm, advertising and literature. held
its annual conference in London at the Chelsea college of Art. Previous conferences
having been in America and in London in 2013.
On the Thursday night was an open invitation to all to the exhibition, so it would
have been rude not to attend. with some cool art it made for a sunny relaxed evening
discussing various motorcycle ideals.
The Ace cafe had a run to the show and soon all around the square was filling up.
there was still a strong prescence of the brat style of bike, but some cool oldies
too and it's a scene which suits the chaotic streets of London .