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A Curious Turn : moving, mechanical sculpture

10 March 2018 to 19 May 2018

A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition of extraordinary automata.

Automata are moving mechanical sculptures which are brought magically to life through a sequence of cogs, cams and levers. For centuries they have delighted and bewitched people. Visitors will be able to turn, push and crank to see many of the pieces in action!

A Curious Turn presents automata from the leading makers of the last 40 years, ranging from the humorous to the macabre and from the playful to the satirical. Works on show take a look at key automata makers such as Rowland Emett, famous for creating the elaborate inventions of Caractacus Potts in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

More about Curious Turn:

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/a-curious-turn/

Join us for an extensive range of community, family, schools and adult workshops of this exhibition. More details to follow.

Gallery

Mule Make Mule, Tim Lewis, 2012 Courtesy Flowers Gallery London & New York Five Artists Reflect on their waning powers, W49, Paul Spooner, 1983 photo Todd-White Art Photography Crafts Council logo

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