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Greenwich Exhibition and Workshops

August 29, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre in Greenwich
12th Dec 2013 to 22nd February 2014
12 – 5 pm
Closed Sundays, 24th – 26th December, 1st January.

Visit our small London gallery exhibition, we have an inspiring workshop programme, plus automata from our collection, and a selection of new works.
Artists include Paul Spooner, Keith Newstead, Lisa Slater, Simon Venus, Martin Smith, Richard Hackney and others.
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Victoriana – The Art of Revival

August 29, 2013 by · Comments Off 

Photo by Brendan Adkins Detail. - In Two Minds by Simon Venus.A new exhibition opens at the City of London’s Guildhall on September 7th, and continues until December 8th 2013. From the macabre to the quaint, the sensational to the surreal, this is the first ever exhibition in the UK to offer a major examination of Victorian revivalism in all its forms. The exhibition will include the automaton ‘In Two Minds’ by Simon Venus.

Admission £7 adults.

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Four new one-off designs from Paul Spooner (SOLD)

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Four new one-off designs from Paul Spooner, all using the same ingenious escapement mechanism for turning the heads.

The mechanism is a kind of escapement. There’s a driving wheel constantly trying to turn the driven wheel which has four pins fixed vertically into its upper surface. A brass blade interferes with one of the pins, preventing movement until the flat on the driving wheel lets the driven wheel down enough to duck under the blade. The wheel is now free to turn but is then lifted so that its next pin is interrupted by the blade.

The Many Moods of the Cat-Fetish by Paul Spooner The Many Moods of the Cat-Fetish by Paul Spooner

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£435 (excl. VAT) SOLD

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The Man from Somewhere near Geneva by Paul Spooner The Man from Somewhere near Geneva by Paul Spooner

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£435 (excl. VAT) SOLD

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The Kings of England by Paul Spooner The Kings of England by Paul Spooner

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£455 (excl. VAT) SOLD

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A Fairy Shopkeeper by Paul Spooner A Fairy Shopkeeper by Paul Spooner

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£475 (excl. VAT) SOLD

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The Patient by Paul Spooner

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The Patient by Paul SpoonerA new one-off piece from Paul Spooner.
The teeth are made of the last of Spooner’s grandad’s boxwood rules. The jaws ratchet open then shut. Air travels from the bottom bellows up the leg tube into the little bellows.The small bellows is made with a kind of intestinal membrane called zephyrs, used for the smallest pneumatic function.

Dimensions h:27cm w:7cm d:7cm
Brass, plastic, rubber, leather and wood.

£700 (excl. VAT).

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The Patient by Paul Spooner The Patient by Paul Spooner


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