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 →

Focus On… Martin Smith

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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 →

Art Unpacked and York St John students in Scarborough!

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New work from emerging artists, curated by students from York St John University 7th to 10th July 2016 at The Old Parcels Office, Scarborough Opening on the 7th July comes Tracks an exhibition based on movement and process, stagnant and changing environments. The exhibition takes place in the historic Old Parcels Office on Scarborough train station platform, providing an opportunity to see contemporary artworks from five exciting young artists from … Read More →

Art Unpacked pops up in Scarborough

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Tracks New work from emerging artists, curated by students from York St John University Hazel Dixon, Lung 10 Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th July 2016 at The Old Parcels Office, Scarborough Opening on the 7th July comes “Tracks” an exhibition based on movement and process, stagnant and changing environments. The exhibition takes place in the historic Old Parcels Office on Scarborough train station platform, providing an opportunity to see contemporary artworks … Read More →

Our opening event in Accrington Library

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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.

We’re open in Settle

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Textil/ Juvel: Contemporary Craft from West Sweden is now open at The Folly in Settle. Showcasing the work of seven artists and makers from Gothenburg and around, the exhibition is a snapshot of ideas and processes in textiles and jewellery. Using materials as diverse as reindeer leather, melon seeds, electroplated twigs and readymade backpacks, the work seeks to explore areas of interest for the artists: the passing of time, our … Read More →

The Forest of Possibility arrives in Skipton

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Our current exhibition has just opened in Skipton, at Craven Museum & Gallery. You can find opening times here and the exhibition is open until 30 June. We have two events coming up as well- on Monday 1 June exhibition curator Natasha Howes will be giving a talk on the artists and theme of the exhibition, and on Saturday 13 June artist Claire Brewster will be leading a workshop in … Read More →