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Magical Spring Automata by Keith Newstead

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Unicorn by Keith NewsteadWe have two new designs from Keith Newstead to celebrate the coming of Spring. The mythical Unicorn and leaping Hare are the latest pieces to join our lively mechanical menagerie.

Unicorn by Keith Newstead Unicorn by Keith Newstead
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£130 (excl. VAT)

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March Hare by Keith Newstead March Hare by Keith Newstead
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The Misplaced Museum

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The Misplaced MuseumThe Misplaced Museum
until March 28th 2015

Six of our automata exhibits are enchanting visitors at the House of Fairytales latest exhibition in Kingston-upon-Thames.

Free Entry: Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm / Wed Late – 7pm
The Stanley Picker Gallery,
Kingston School of Art,
Knights Park,
Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2QJ

http://houseoffairytales.org/the-misplaced-museum/

A Machine for Computing the Names of 13,500 Ventriloquist’s Dummies

March 18, 2015 by · 2 Comments 

We’re delving into the archives to take a closer look at some of Paul Spooner’s automata. This piece is from 2010.

This machine is reminiscent of one of Paul’s very first machines (1969) which was an art criticism machine that he made while at art school. It is A Machine for Computing the Names of 13,500 Ventriloquists Dummies. Paul tells us more about the mechanics and history of the machine.
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