Cabaret Mechanical Theatre in Greenwich 12th Dec 2013 to 22nd February 2014 Visit our small London gallery exhibition, we have an inspiring workshop programme, plus automata from our collection, and a selection of new works. Artists include Paul Spooner, Keith Newstead, Lisa Slater, Simon Venus, Martin Smith, Richard Hackney and others.
Archives for August 2013
A new exhibition opens at the City of London’s Guildhall on September 7th, and continues until December 8th 2013. From the macabre to the quaint, the sensational to the surreal, this is the first ever exhibition in the UK to offer a major examination of Victorian revivalism in all its forms. The exhibition will include […]
Four new one-off designs from Paul Spooner, all using the same ingenious escapement mechanism for turning the heads. The mechanism is a kind of escapement. There’s a driving wheel constantly trying to turn the driven wheel which has four pins fixed vertically into its upper surface. A brass blade interferes with one of the pins, […]
A new one-off piece from Paul Spooner. The teeth are made of the last of Spooner’s grandad’s boxwood rules. The jaws ratchet open then shut. Air travels from the bottom bellows up the leg tube into the little bellows. The small bellows is made with a kind of intestinal membrane called zephyrs, used for the […]