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 […]
If you fancy an evening stroll down to the National Theatre on Sat 19th August (around 10pm in the Watch This Space area outside the NT) you will be able to watch a performance of the adult puppet show ‘Der Butcheroper’ by the Society of Wonders. Attendees at the private view of Paul Spooner’s ‘A […]
Over 30 pieces of automata, including the Fugu Eater (pictured) will be on show at the Rias Ark Museum of Art in Japan until the end of August. The pieces are all from the Fourteen Ball Toy Co and are presented by Molen (CMT Japanese licensee – as you know even though we are called […]
Featured in the current (July/August 2006) edition of ‘Modern Painters’ magazine, novelist Geoff Nicholson catches up with Paul Spooner and finds him creating blasphemous automata and throwing his mistakes into a woodburning stove. It follows on nicely from Nicholson’s catalogue introduction to Paul’s exhibition ‘A Day at the Butchers’ (2004). Note: If you manage to […]