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  • Meet the Artist: Jim Bond

    Jim Bond is a UK based sculptor specialising in kinetic and figurative work using a combination of forging, brazing and welding copper, stainless steel and steel. He has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions at Kinetica Museum, Flowers East, The Saatchi gallery in London and A22 Gallerie, Budapest. Jim has answered some questions for Art ...
  • Marvellous Mechanicals coming soon to Platform Gallery!

    A new venue for Art Unpacked! Join us on Friday 19th January as Marvellous Mechanicals moves to Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.      
  • Meet artist Lisa Slater

    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 ...
  • Look what we made in Skipton!

    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 ...
  • Focus On… Martin Smith

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Catch 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

    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 ...
  • Come and make a Bubble Machine with artist Martin Smith

    Come and see a taster of our new exhibition and make your own simple moving device. Renowned automata artist Martin Smith makes kinetic devices, often with a humorous element.  Martin will lead a Bubble Machine workshop, suitable for families at The Art Depot, Eshton Road, Gargrave on Friday 2 June 2017, 1-3pm. This event is part of North Yorkshire ...
  • Successful fundraising for Art Unpacked!

    Chrysalis Arts awarded funding for new Art Unpacked touring exhibition programme Chrysalis Arts is delighted to announce that it has been awarded funding from Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme and from Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to develop a further series of Art Unpacked touring contemporary visual arts exhibitions. Art Unpacked brings the very best of contemporary art ...