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 Catterick Library

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Come and visit Marvellous Mechanicals at Catterick Library.  From Saturday 30th September to Saturday 16th December, you can see art that moves, sometimes when you’re not expecting it!  

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 →

Free Marvellously Mechanical workshops this half term at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe!

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Free Marvellously Mechanical workshops this half term at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe! Free Workshops for Half Term at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe Come along to some fantastic family friendly workshops at Platform Gallery this February Half Term. On Tuesday 13th, 10.30-12.30 you can make a wire Talking Head with Nik Ramage  and on Friday 16th, 2-4:30 it’s Afternoon Anemometer with Jim Bond. Both workshops are FREE to take part in but places … 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.