Meet artist Lisa Slater

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Lisa Slater works from a compact but charming studio in Hebden Bridge, deep in the Calder Valley.  Tucked away at the end of a corridor in the Northlight building, her workplace manages to be busily crammed with material and tools, whilst at the same time giving off a sense of calm and order – everything has its place.  There is little colour – Lisa mainly works in natural wood.  But … Read More →

Look what we made in Skipton!

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Jim Bond’s I See You has been following visitors around Marvellous Mechanicals and he kicked off the summer in Skipton with his Chain Reaction workshop. Collectively participants made a moving sculpture: using materials including wood, tape and toilet roll middles, participants had to problem solve their way to a chain reaction – part marble run, part giant dominoes, part demolition derby! Jim also worked with another group of budding artists to make … Read More →

Marvellous Mechanicals at Craven Museum & Gallery

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Come and visit Marvellous Mechanicals at Craven Museum & Gallery!  From Saturday 5th August to Sunday 24th September (opening hours Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm with a special opening on the last Sunday), Marvellous Mechanicals showcases art that moves, sometimes when you’re not expecting it!

Focus On… Martin Smith

Martin Smith – Applause Machine

Huddersfield based, Martin Smith, describes himself as, “an Artist who makes things that are usually kinetic but not always moving.” The movement element is important to Martin as it allows him an additional dimension to play with in the creation of his work. And his art work is that, playful, and humorous but also beautiful and sometimes a little dark. The themes he is currently exploring include love, celebration and money. … Read More →

Workshops coming soon at Catterick Library!

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Marvellous Mechanicals is moving to Catterick Library soon! Workshops this autumn at Catterick Library We had a lot of fun in Craven Museum & Gallery, Skipton this summer- you can find out more here.  There’s plenty to look at and touch in the exhibition: join us for an informal opening on the morning of Saturday 30 September at Catterick Library – drum along with Nik Ramage’s ‘Fingers’, look Jim Bond’s … Read More →

Coming soon to Craven Museum & Gallery!

Join us on Saturday 5 August to celebrate the opening of Marvellous Mechanicals at the next stop on the tour, Craven Museum & Gallery in Skipton. Join our mailing list (on the Home page) or check back here soon for more details about the opening and exciting workshops with exhibition artists Nik Ramage and Jim Bond.

Marvellous Mechanicals in Accrington Library

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Come and visit Marvellous Mechanicals at Accrington Library! Our latest exhibition features handles to turn, eyes that swivel and an undulating coin machine. Open until Saturday 29 July, Marvellous Mechanicals showcases art that moves, sometimes when you’re not expecting it!

Catch Marvellous Mechanicals in Accrington

Marvellous Mechanicals in Accrington

We’ve had a great response to Marvellous Mechanicals in Accrington Library- you can still see the exhibition there until Saturday 29 July. With plenty of opportunities to turn handles on Lisa Slater’s charming wooden automata or drop a coin into Martin Smith’s Cache Machine, this is an exhibition kids love. 

Konsthantverk/ Show Me Your Craft

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Following last year’s thought provoking Textil/ Juvel exhibition of textiles and jewellery from West Sweden, we’re working with Konsthantverkscentrum (KHVC) again to take the work of three North Yorkshire based artists who work in textiles to Sweden this June. Angela Chalmers, Barbara Greene and Serena Partridge’s work will feature alongside work by Swedish artists. KHVC have devised Show Me Your Craft to encourage learning and skills sharing between artists – as well … Read More →