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”.
If you can get to the Science Station in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA before 15th August you will be able to see our USA touring exhibit of Amazing Amusing Machines there. This popular show was held over during the Summer and has 20 exhibits chosen for their intriguing mechanisms. The labelling for these exhibits is […]
A Cabinet of Curiosities is the name of an exciting new CMT Virtual Exhibtion which will be available on DVD from the beginning of November 2006. The contents of the cabinet, (ranging from new paper cutouts to life size robots, new limited editions, works from new artists, antique automata, ephemera and other favourite things), will […]
‘Smile’ is the title of the current exhibition from the Cornwall Crafts Association at Trelowarren until 17th September 2006. The exhibition includes Paul Spooner’s ‘The Dormitory’ (Private Collection) a new piece (pictured) which Spooner describes as a female version of his 1983 piece The Dream. The label refers to the English practice of turning their […]