Meet the artist: Simon Woolham

Simon Woolham The Transmitter Room, biro on paper 2016 21x29cm

Art Unpacked asked Truth and Fantasy artist Simon Woolham to share a little bit more about himself and his art. Simon pushes the boundaries of what we understand by the simple term ‘drawing,’ introducing us to performance, digital technologies and multi-layered artworks. Could you describe your artistic intention and process? Broadly speaking my processes evolve around expanded drawing and the concept of creating a physical, virtual and psychological artistic residency. … Read More →

Bubble Machine!

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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 →

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 →

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

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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 →