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 […]
Archives for 2006
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 […]