There are currently six touring exhibitions featuring automata from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre on display around the world. The Mechanicals show is at The Royal Engineers Museum in the UK and Frost Science in Miami. Moving Toys with Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre is in South Korea. The Clockwork Garden is at The Bowes Museum until November. There […]
Our latest touring exhibition, Curious Contraptions will be at the Exploratorium, San Francisco, from 17th November to Jan 29th 2017. The exhibition features work from 15 different artists, both from the UK and USA and a series of automata making workshops will accompany the exhibition. To learn more about this exciting event, visit the Curious […]
I was recently at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Amazing Machines Gallery has some of the best examples of basic mechanics that I have seen.
Our USA touring exhibition opened at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry earlier this month. This Paul Spooner piece, ‘Hungry for Love’ from the Fourteen Ball Toy collection is the most complicated piece in the show, as you can see from Paul’s original sketch. The waitress walks. The cart rolls. The sailor moves his […]
Over the past 10 years we have worked regularly with Mike Petrich and Karen Wilkinson from the Exploratorium, in San Francisco. Mike and Karen have enormous energy, and a unique capability for making things happen in their tinkering workshops. Some of our favourites have been the ‘Sound Automata’ workshops where participants build sound automata and […]