21 June 2021
14 June 2021
Announcing our next Automata Tinkering Global Workshop. For more information or to book, see the Eventbrite page.
8 June 2021
Stephen Guy will be sharing some ingenious ideas in an hour long webinar on making automata from everyday material. £5! Saturday 19 June 11am-12pm. Book here.
Part of our Ingenious Contraptions exhibition at Hastings Museum. On until 29 August, free entry but booking necessary.
24 May 2021
Our new exhibition Ingenious Contraptions is now open at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery. We’re showing more exhibits from our collection following our Automata on the Pier Exhibition in April 2018. You can also see The English Spring by Paul Spooner and ingenious items from Hasting Museum’s collection. It’s free although you need to book on their website. Open Thur-Sun 10am-12.30pm & 2-5pm until 29 August.
18 May 2021
28 April 2021
A new one-off piece by Paul Spooner, available here (now sold).
21 April 2021
Paul Spooner in conversation with Rosemary Hill, recorded at The London Review of Books Bookshop on 21 Sep 2019 but the podcast only recently surfaced (as far as we know). Listen here.
8 April 2021
A Town Explores A Book – you can watch the video here.
8 February 2021
Online talk with Sarah Alexander for St Albans Museum. More information and tickets (£5).
14 January 2021
Online workshops with St. Albans Museums – see their What’s On page.
17 December 2020
Visit the Marvellous Mechanicals show at Gosport Gallery virtually.
14 December 2020
Cabaret Mechanical Marvels is open at St Albans Museum until Feb 21. Learn more and buy tickets.
15 October 2020
Opening of the Gosport Gallery exhibition.
13 October 2020
Blog post on the Culture Recovery Fund grant.
5 October 2020
For more information about our three new online workshops see the following pages:
- Junk Automata Make-a-Thon – Oct. / Nov. 2020
- Computational Contraptions Workshop – Nov. 2020
- Automata Tinkering Workshop – Jan. 2021
22 August 2020
For more information on our Automata Tinkering Kit, see this page.
26 June 2020
Announcing our new, online, Automata Tinkering Workshop – eventbrite sign-up and more info.
26 June 2020
Goldfinches by Paul Spooner in the shop – sold.
27 May 2020
For more information on our new, but not yet available, tinkering kit, please see this page.
21 May 2020
A Point of View by Paul Spooner. One-off available in our shop – sold.
15 May 2020
Mrs & Mr Morphosis by Paul Spooner. An edition of only 3 – sold out.
29 April 2020
17 April 2020
Five new Fools by Paul Spooner. For sale.
31 March / 14 April 2020
To learn about our new tool for experimenting with mechanisms, sign up for our new Makers email list.
Agreeing Cats by Paul Spooner
A limited edition of 24 here (sorry, sold out).
23 March 2020
This is our first very rough test of a possible new product for experimenting with mechanisms. The pegboard comes from The Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio as a design intended for use with Lego. We started by trying the 3-bar linkage from our book. See the video on Instagram. Sign up for our new Makers email list.
We have just listed our exhibitions for Spring/Summer 2020. There are seven shows opening in the UK and one in the USA. See our Now and Future exhibitions page.
Upcoming Automata making workshops.
Talk: Paul Spooner will be in conversation with Rosemary Hill about his work and the current exhibition in the windows of Rodić Davidson. The talk is next door in the London Review Bookshop on Sept. 5 2019 at 7pm
Tickets are available here – £10.00
Automata Workshop: More info.
A New Archive: Find out about the Falmouth Art Gallery Automata Archive.
A Day at the Architects – a window show of new work by Paul Spooner – more details on our Current exhibitions page.