Matt Smith has produced a brilliant series of automata exhibits for the newly opened Weston Park Museum in Sheffield. The pieces are part of the new ‘Life and Times‘ gallery and depict many of the past occupations in the local area. This is the clogger (a latter day shoemaker). Matt’s long awaited new Fourteen Balls […]
The wonderful first edition of ‘The Matchstick Nibbler’ from the Fourteen Balls Toy Company are now finished. This is a favourite piece from our collection made by Paul Spooner piece in 1982. It’s full title is ‘How to Make a Model Goat from Odds and Ends No: 15’ – Nibbling Matchsticks to produce curved horns. […]
‘Life Forms’, the launch show at Kinetica will open on 6th October. Chico MacMurtrie’s Amorphic Robot Works (pictured) are part of this exciting inaugural exhibition. Make sure you check the programme of performances so that you can see them in action. Artist Richard Brown’s talk ‘The art of creating illusions of virtual life’ this Friday […]
Arthur Ganson’s new exhibition, ‘Machines and Mechanisms’ can be seen at the McColl Center for the Arts in North Carolina until November 4th 2006.
One of the highlights of our summer here in London was the visit by the magical French street theatre company Royal De Luxe and their street spectacle The Sultan’s Elephant. It was an extraordinary experience and just looking at the images again still sends shivers down my spine. The enormous mechanical elephant walked through the […]
You can now order your ‘A Cabinet of Curiosities DVD’ at the online shop. They will be dispatched in early November. (Sold out!) The Cabinet of Curiosities is a virtual exhibition and will include new work and curiosities from Paul Spooner, The Fourteen Balls Toy Co, Will Jackson, Arthur Ganson, Rodney Peppe, Robert Race, Melanie […]
Some great activities and workshops are on offer at the 6th MindFest at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History this Friday and Saturday – 8-9 Sept. 2006. CMT took part in the original MindFest, ‘a gathering of playful inventors’ at MIT in 1999. It was here that the Designing Automata Kit in it’s […]
Book a place, (a snip at £5) at Paul Spooner’s forthcoming talk at Trelowarren, Cornwall (12th Sep 2006). You will be thoroughly entertained as Paul discusses his pieces in the current ‘Smile’ exhibition, as well as an almost complete history of everything else he has ever made.. including the lovely ‘Das Fischermadchen’ (2005) pictured. The […]
Kinetica, a brand new museum devoted to Kinetic art will open in a fantastic new two storey building in London’s Spitalfields Market in early October 2006. The first museum of it’s kind in the UK, Kinetica, is the vision of it’s artistic director, Dianne Harris. Dianne’s success with the Luminaries, (a series of three exhibitions […]
Tim Hunkin revealed the latest machine for his Under the Pier Show in Southwold, Suffolk, earlier this week. As Hunkin says, “The problem with ordinary seaside telescopes is that they are monotonous. The Quantum Tunnelling Telescope solves this problem by concentrating on interesting events over the horizon, under the waves and into the future”.