Our touring exhibition Marvellous Machines opens tomorrow at Ipswich Museum and Art Gallery until 3rd November 2019. Image: Baba Yaga (detail) by Keith Newstead see: www.ipswich.gov.uk/marvellou… or link in our bio #IpswichArtGallery @IpswichMuseums #automata #keithnewstead #machines #babayaga #sorceress #folklore #fairytale
News! 1. Paul Spooner talk in London Sep 5. and 2. Automata making workshop 1-5 Sep @westdeancollege and thirdly, @falmouthartgallery have a new online archive. Please use the link in our bio cabaret.co.uk/ig/ for more information. #automata #news #toomuchforonepost @lrbbookshop @rodicdavidsonarchitects Shows in London, Banbury and Carlisle continue. Ipswich opening soon!
Go see! #repost @tulliehousemuseum __________________ IT’S #FAIRGROUNDFRIDAY 🎉 & we’re paying tribute to a #fairground favourite - the #STRONGMAN 🎪💪 . Did you know that Pierre Gasnier, otherwise know as the ‘French Hercules’, was only 5ft 3ins tall, but could rip a deck of cards in half, break chains over his chest & lift a dumbbell nearly twice as heavy as himself? 🏋️♂️ . If you love all things strongman you’ll simply adore the ‘Power of Love’ automata in our #FantasticFairground Factory exhibition by @kazu_automata ❤️ . Visit our website at www.tulliehouse.co.uk to find out more about our wonderful #Summer #exhibition & programme of events! . @cabmech #museum #Carlisle #automata #Fridayfacts #mechanical #poweroflove #Cumbria #testyourstrength
Little Reinhold’s Wonderful Sausage Machine by Paul Spooner is currently on show @tulliehousemuseum until Oct. 6. #beforeandafter #exhibition #automata #makers #artmachine #sausage #machine #carlisle
We’re nearly ready! Our new show; the Fantastic Fairground Factory opens tomorrow @tulliehousemuseum featuring @wandasowry @carloszapataautomata @automatamaker #paulspooner #petermarkey @kazu_automata #keithnewstead and many more! Thanks @maxsworld Patrick Bond @suzanaral1 and many others for help in creation and installation!
Laser cutting labels for show opening @tulliehousemuseum next week. Light sanding required 😊 #lasercutting #automata #labels #exhibition #carlisle #poplar #plywood
#repost @banburymuseum Whats On Archive | Banbury Museum ‘Heave Ho…’ Not much to catch today..these lads would be better off heading down to @banburymuseum where the Circus is in town…. Here from 25th May -8th Sept and full of fun treasures springing to life….. Dead Sea Keith Newstead
Ron Fuller steam boat (custom model - they didn’t usually have Snoopy at the helm 😄) #ronfuller #steam #tintoy #boat
Our next show opens Saturday in Banbury, Oxfordshire and runs until Sep 7th #repost @banburymuseum __________________ Roll up! Roll up! The Mechanical Circus is coming to town 🎪 Featuring over 20 automata exhibits, lots of magical buttons to press and optical illusions to explore, all displayed in an immersive carnival atmosphere, the exhibition is truly interactive and is perfect for kids aged 1-100!
Back in time to Covent Garden (where we were based from 1984 to 2000). Today reminded by @benjamin_pollocks_toyshop who report that they’ve been asked about us regularly ever since (If you’re quick you can catch more of the #paulspooner @rodicdavidsonarchitects exhibition in their IG story) ………… Above you can see @novelty_automation / Tim Hunkin’s Doctor and Chiropodist. Paul Spooner’s Last Judgement Skeleton was in the first alcove, under ‘The’. Hands up who visited us there. Memories?
We’ve updated our Now and Future page with details of shows in London (on now), Banbury (opens 25th May) and Carlisle (opens 29th June).
A Day at the Architects – London, UK - a window exhibition of new works by Paul Spooner more info
The Fisher Price Years, The Hewlett Packard Years, The Parker Knoll Years. Suddenly It’s Now by Paul Spooner. Video thanks to @akio.alex Part of window exhibition @rodicdavidsonarchitects see link in bio for more details. #age #automata #sequence #timepassing
A Day at the Architects - new work by Paul Spooner. Click for more and see link in our bio for details. 6 window pieces operate on the hour @rodicdavidsonarchitects on Bury Street near the British Museum and next door to @lrbbookshop We Want a Window and We Want It Here, Physics for Cats and more! #automata #science #london #art #mechanical #architects #fun #windows
Tim Hunkin @novelty_automation and Tim Lewis at new Paul Spooner exhibition PV @rodicdavidsonarchitects (hourly on the hour Bury Street windows near British Museum) #automata #mechanicalart #paulspooner #architect
Lunatic, a recent piece by Carlos Zapata.
#automata #linkages #luna #moon #coin #mechanism
Stephen Guy is running two Fire the Inventor automata cam box workshops 20th February at Crafts Central, London bit.ly/2V0ZimU (or link in our IG profile). An exhibition of automata by Stephen Guy runs alongside until 22nd February. Sorry for short notice!
We have 4 new St Leger Miniature Automata for sale. Use the link in our profile to see them working, or buy! #automata #miniature #crank #tinyart #owl #sheep #harlequin #luckycat
Another “last chance to see…” - this time in Norwich, UK.⠀ #repost @theforumnorwich⠀ • • •⠀ ONE WEEK left to see the marvels of the Mechanical Circus! 🌊🛶 Open daily 10am-4pm, ends Sunday 27th January.
⠀ #repost @exploratorium⠀ • • •⠀ 🤖 It’s closing week of #CuriousContraptions: Inside the Fairy Tale Factory! Have you seen these whimsical and charming kinetic sculptures, yet? Don’t miss them—show ends this Sunday, January 20th!⠀ ⠀ Get a sneak peek of the final farewell on our #ContraptionTuesday story!⠀ ⠀ ⚙️ Get tickets with link in bio.
#9mostliked in 2018 and first post in December - sorry we’ve been so quiet recently! Don’t forget we are at the @theforumnorwich until 27th Jan and @exploratorium until 20th Jan.
We are preparing for the Mechanical Circus Exhibition at Norwich Forum 1st Dec to 27th Jan 2019. @theforumnorwich in collaboration with Rijksmuseum Boerhaave.
We Want a Window and We Want it Here by Paul Spooner #rectangularpointing #royalty