Following the success of last year’s exhibition, A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement, Falmouth Art Gallery have created a fantastic online resource on automata in Falmouth, where Cabaret Mechanical Theatre started life 40 years ago as a small shop called ‘Cabaret’. https://automata.falculture.org
Create designs for an automaton made principally in wood. Discover simple ways of producing mechanical movement while being encouraged to use reclaimed and other interesting materials. Taught by Stephen Guy. 1st to 5th September 2019. West Dean College Find out more about the course and book your spot here: https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/courses/s4d09006-simple-automata
We’ve updated our Now and Future page with details of shows in London (on now), Banbury (opens 25th May) and Carlisle (opens 29th June).
Automata enthusiast Marc Horowitz launched a new online publication, Automata Magazine at the beginning of January 2019. There has been an overwhelming response, and the first issue includes several articles on making automata, a peek inside the mind of the automata collector by enthusiast Sergio Pinese, and some great articles on visiting automata collections. Sarah […]
We are delighted to announce a One Day Automata Construction Workshop with Stephen Guy at Hauser & Wirth, Somerset, UK 8th September 10am – 4pm Book Here Learn all about kinetic art in this hands-on experimental workshop that will introduce and explore the low-tech creative power of cams and cranks which are powered by hand. […]
We are delighted to welcome Ryan and Nicole of Wonderful Idea co, USA, on board to help with our exhibition development. They started working with us last autumn, Nicole designed and fabricated a playful interactive sign to welcome visitors to the show and Ryan traveled to Explora, Albuquerque to lead professional development workshops with the […]
We have a number of touring exhibitions open now or coming very soon. There are going to be lots of chances to see our automata collection this year. Keep an eye on the Now & Future Exhibitions page for all the details. We are really looking forward to our upcoming show on Hastings Pier where […]
Introducing the 4th and latest chapter in Martin Smith’s love machine series. The Mesmerise Machine is a hand-holding, dancing, kinetic sculpture that gently hypnotizes the object of your affection. Materials: Steel, Aluminium, Brass and Bronze. Dimensions: H 31cm L 17cm W 9cm Limited Edition of 25 + 1 Artists Proof £960 (incl. VAT) Colours: Red, […]
The Mechanical Circus exhibition created in collaboration with Rijksmuseum Boerhaave is travelling to the Vida science centre in Brno. This is the first time our automata has visited the Czech Republic. We are just doing the finishing touches and it will be ready to welcome visitors from tomorrow. The show features 31 pieces of automata from […]
Since Ron’s sad departure in July a number of new articles have been published. We’ve updated our page about Ron with the new links.