Mechanics Alive! Oct 2019 through 2020
This is the second visit of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre automata to Explora, and there are both new artworks and old favorites included in the collection, which will tour the US as “Mechanics Alive!”
Explora Executive Director Joe Hastings notes that “the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre automata are the epitome of STEAM–Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each automata is a piece of art, a beautiful mechanism, and a five to ten second haiku. Everyone finds a favorite in the collection, and they just have to share with a friend or family member. I’m a big fan of the “Banana Ripener,” which makes me laugh at my own impatience.”
Explora 1701 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA https://www.explora.us/visitor-information/
Mechanical Circus 2nd November – April 26th 2020
We are delighted to tour to New Zealand for the first time ever with the fabulous Mechanical Circus exhibition. There are forty stunning automata exhibits from our collection, set amongst games, puzzles, illusions and artefacts from our colleagues at the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, all displayed in a vibrant circus atmosphere.
Puke Ariki Museum,
1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth 4342, New Zealand
Der vergiftete Kater und andere Märchenmaschinen (The Poisoned Milk and Other Fairy Tales)
16th November 2019 – 16th February 2020
Our latest touring exhibition in Germany has a fairytale theme and includes thirty automata including Paul Spooner’s Les Desmoiselles organ. A series of hands-on automata workshops will run alongside the exhibition.
21st November – January 26th 2020
This year’s exhibition at the Exploratorium in San Francisco will include a special selection of automata on loan from the Falmouth Art Gallery, including Peter Markey’s View from Tuke’s Cottage and Carlos Zapata’s Water Ahoy.
Exploratorium, Pier 15,
(Embarcadero at Green Street),
San Francisco, CA 94111 https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/curious-contraptions
Marvellous Machines – Ipswich, UK
Automata from our collection will feature at the Marvellous Machines exhibition at
Ipswich Art Gallery
1 Upper High Street,
There is also an extensive programme of workshops and activities.
20th July to 3rd November 2019
These 3 venues have CMT exhibits on show all year round. Choose a link below for opening times and more information.
- American Visionary Arts Museum – Baltimore – USA
- Discovery World – Wisconsin – USA
- Automata Museum – Heyri Art Village – South Korea
Tim Hunkin’s latest arcade of slot machines Novelty Automation includes some old favourites from CMT’s Covent Garden days – The Frisker, Test Your Nerve and The Chiropodist.
Novelty Automation, 1a Princeton Street, London WC1R 4AX. More of Tim’s machines can be seen in his first arcade on Southwold Pier.