Meet artist Lisa Slater

Lisa in studio

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!

IMG_4678

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 Craven Museum & Gallery

jim-bond-eye-2

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!

Workshops coming soon at Catterick Library!

IMG_4678

Marvellous Mechanicals is moving to Catterick Library soon! Workshops this autumn at Catterick Library We had a lot of fun in Craven Museum & Gallery, Skipton this summer- you can find out more here.  There’s plenty to look at and touch in the exhibition: join us for an informal opening on the morning of Saturday 30 September at Catterick Library – drum along with Nik Ramage’s ‘Fingers’, look Jim Bond’s … 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

Nik Ramage - Fingers

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 →

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  

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.

We’re open in Settle

2015-09-19 10.25.41

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 →