Bubble Machine!

Martin Smith Bubble Machine hands

On Sunday 25th March celebrate the end of our Marvellous Mechanicals tour with an extra day of opening at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe and make a kinetic Bubble Machine with Martin Smith! Clitheroe is holding its ArtWalk event on Sunday 25 March and Platform Gallery is taking part, open 11-4.  We’re delighted that Marvellous Mechanicals artist Martin Smith is running a fantastic workshop where you can make a kinetic sculpture. The … Read More →

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


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 →

Make a Bubble Machine with artist Martin Smith

Heart Beater

BUBBLE MACHINE WORKSHOP Friday 2nd June 2017, 1-3pm The Art Depot, Eshton Road, Gargrave Renowned automata artist Martin Smith makes kinetic devices, often with a humorous element.  Martin will lead a Bubble Machine workshop, suitable for families. This event is part of North Yorkshire Open Studios– book by emailing [email protected] or calling 01756 748529. Cost: £10 family ticket  

Artist talk this Friday in Scarborough


Past events Join us this Friday lunchtime for a talk from Textil/Juvel artist Jessica Johannesson. Jessica will talk about her intricately knotted sculptural work, explaining the process and the ideas behind her work. We will also be joined by Katarina Karlsson, co-curator of the exhibition. Katarina is based at Konsthantverkscentrum, representing Swedish craft across the world. The talk takes place at Woodend in Scarborough, on Friday 18 March, 1pm. Please … Read More →

Our opening event in Accrington Library

Kersti Sabi

Textil/Juvel at Accrington Library Thanks for Accrington Library and  Lancashire County Council’s Arts Team for supporting the opening of Textil/ Juvel with a great opening event. We had puppetry, craft, singing, storytelling and reindeer herding calls, adding up to a wonderful insight into Scandinavian culture. Thanks to everyone who contributed, participated and attended. Look out for more events before the show moves on to Scarborough in February.

Next stop: Thirsk

CB workshop 2

The Forest of Possibility Our current exhibition is taking a short break after a successful visit to Craven Museum & Gallery in Skipton. We’ve had lots of  positive comments about the exhibition- one visitor described Davy and Kristin McGuire’s film ‘The Paper Architect’ as “a stunningly moving animation. Beautiful.” If you missed it , we’re delighted that the organisers of  Skipton Puppet Festival got in touch to see if they could show the film … Read More →

A talk about The Forest of Possibility- 1 June

A talk about The Forest of Possibility with exhibition curator Natasha Howes Join us  at Craven Museum & Gallery, Skipton on Monday 1 June for a talk from exhibition curator Natasha Howes. Howes is a curator of contemporary art with over 17 years’ experience of working in major regional public galleries and on freelance projects. She is passionate about developing engaging contemporary art exhibitions which are accessible to all. For … Read More →

Paper cutting with Claire Brewster

Join us on Saturday 13 June for a workshop with The Forest of Possibility artist Claire Brewster Claire Brewster is renowned for her intricate paper cuts of birds and wildlife, cut from old maps from around the world. On Saturday 13 June as part of Craven Museum and Gallery family fun day, we will be welcoming her to Skipton and you can join her for a hands on workshop. Suitable for … Read More →

Meet Davy and Kristin McGuire at Woodend in Scarborough

On Tuesday 31st March we’re delighted to welcome Davy and Kristin McGuire to Woodend for a talk about their work. Recently returned from a sell out performance in Australia, they will talk about how they develop their intricate pieces which combine performance and paper into delicate and moving animations. At: Woodend, Scarborough The Crescent Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 2PW On: Tuesday 31st March, 1-2pm Cost: £5 including tea/coffee To book call … Read More →