The Falmouth Art Gallery are celebrating the 80th Birthday (a few years early!) of ‘the father of the Falmouth automata makers’ Peter Markey. The exhibition ‘Markey and Friends’, will also feature the paintings of Peter’s son and artist Danny, as well as plenty of automata from Peter. Opens 22nd September 2007. Peter’s ‘Kissing Couple’ paper […]
Join us at the fantastic Maker Faire this October in Austin, Texas where you can get the chance to play with our great Designing Automata Kit. If you are in the USA you can now order the Designing Automata Kit and our first book, Cabaret Mechanical Movement directly from the Make: Store, saving dollars on […]
Now on the last leg of it’s Far East tour, our Mechanics Alive!! exhibition was officially opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Siriwanwaree Nareeratana of Thailand on July 26th at the Thailand Creative and Design Center in Bangkok. The Princess was enthralled by the exhibits, and also tried out the designing automata kit in the […]
A new work by the Colombian automata maker Carlos Zapata is currently being exhibited at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in London. In the piece a man protecting a small child is being beaten by soldiers. Carlos has always been concerned about the ill treatment of innocent people, and the fact that very often nothing […]
This Saturday, 19th May, sees the opening of our USA touring exhibit at the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure in Salina, Kansas. A great place for a day out this summer, this fascinating place also has a collection of Animatronics and robotic humans including a Hindu snake charmer. The CMT exhibition closes 22nd August.
Listen to this morning’s Woman’s Hour broadcast again. Three generations of women were interviewed – Sue Jackson, myself and my daughter Max. Also there is a great video of the opening event at Kinetica, which really captures the spirit of the exhibition (which has now been extended by popular demand to 7th May). See ya […]
Paul Spooner’s latest piece, ‘I Remember Gundestrup’ is currently on show at our exhibition at Kinetica. The two figures slowly move around in the vessel of blood-red Janus heads. For those who can’t visit, the caption reads: ‘This is not as bad as it looks: customs change in Denmark as they do all over most […]
Our latest show at Kinetica is no. 1 choice in TimeOut’s Around Town this week. If you’re in London, the local news slot on the BBC should have coverage today (Sunday) at 7:35pm. We were also on BBC Radio London’s Breakfast Show yesterday – you can ‘listen again’ (until Sun 15th April).
There was a fantastic opening party for the CMT and Ride of Life Exhibition at Kinetica last night. Guests were enthralled by the range of automata old and new, it was a great launch for the show. Guest Chris O’Shea took some great pictures and as he says: “I can safely say that this one […]
Our travelling exhibition, Mechanics Alive!! will open at the Seongnam Arts Center in Seongnam near Seoul, South Korea on April 12th. 757 Yatap-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do. It can be seen here until 19th May 2007. The exhibition will then move to Chungmu Art Hall 131,Heungin-Dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea 100-880 (23rd May until 30th June 2007). […]