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 →

Workshops coming soon at Catterick Library!

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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.

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 Open Studios– book by emailing [email protected] or calling 01756 748529. Cost: £10 family ticket

Make a Bubble Machine with artist Martin Smith

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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  

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 →

Make it Slow opens in Pateley Bridge

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Make it Slow is now open in No 6 Studio Gallery, Pateley Bridge- the fourth venue in the exhibition’s leisurely journey from Scarborough to Accrington. We’ve had a great response to the exhibition so far so if you haven’t seen it yet, you have until 6 August before it moves to The Old Courthouse in Thirsk, and finally to Accrington Library in September. We also have some exciting events planned … Read More →

Get your creative juices flowing in Scarborough

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Crafty and creative types will have the chance to create their own piece of braided jewellery in a Scarborough workshop led by world-class embroidery designer Aimee Betts.   The workshop takes place at Woodend in Scarborough on Saturday 23 November between 10.30am – 1:30pm. Using cording, braiding, knotting and linking techniques inspired by Aimee’s work, you will take away at least one braided necklace, bracelet or keyring from the session … Read More →