Meet the Artist: Jim Bond

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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 Unpacked, giving us a bit more detail about the pieces he creates and why reactive … Read More →

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 →

Workshops coming soon at Platform Gallery!

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Marvellous Mechanicals is moving to Platform Gallery soon! Workshops in 2018 at Platform Gallery There’s plenty to look at and touch in the exhibition: drum along with Nik Ramage’s ‘Fingers’, look Jim Bond’s ‘I See You’ in the eye , feed Martin Smith’s ‘The Cache Machine’ with two pence pieces and draw your own imaginary marvellous machines. We’ll be holding family friendly workshops in the new year – check out … 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

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1 June– 11 June, 10.30am – 5.30pm then touring The Art Depot, Eshton Road, Gargrave Come and enjoy a taste of our new exhibition, a celebration of the makers and tinkerers who explore movement in their art. Featuring a range of sculptures, from beautifully simple wooden automata to bespoke machines and homemade robotics, Marvellous Mechanicals will engage and inspire all ages. Our first exhibition in the new series of Art Unpacked exhibitions is opening … Read More →