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A Curious Turn

August 10, 2016 by · 3 Comments 

The Crafts Council’s new touring exhibition, A Curious Turn: Moving Mechanical Sculpture will celebrate 40 years of British automata and a preview of the exhibition will open 15 September at Habitat’s King’s Road Platform Gallery as part of London Design Festival before the full exhibition with 40 automata embarks on a two-year nationwide tour.
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Spooner Virtual Exhibition now Open

November 20, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

We are delighted to announce the launch of Paul Spooner’s Virtual Exhibition today.

Paul Spooner was 60 earlier this year, and we are celebrating with this new exhibition of pieces he has made during the year.

During your visit you will see videos, photos and drawings of the pieces.  You can also eavesdrop on some ‘behind the scenes’ discussions and look through Paul’s sketchbook drawings of the works.  The exhibition includes a very special new ‘Centennial’ edition of Manet’s Olympia.

We hope you enjoy your visit.

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1 Day to go until Cabinet of Curiosities opens

November 29, 2006 by · 1 Comment 

A Cabinet of CuriositiesTomorrow is the big launch of the Cabinet of Curiosities.

Make sure to be at your computer at 4 pm GMT

(that’s 8 a.m in Los Angeles, 10 a.m. in Texas, and 9 a.m. in New York, and 8pm in Singapore…)

Matt Smith Exhibit in Sheffield

October 16, 2006 by · Comments Off 

The Clogger

Matt Smith has produced a brilliant series of automata exhibits for the newly opened Weston Park Museum in Sheffield. The pieces are part of the new ‘Life and Times‘ gallery and depict many of the past occupations in the local area. This is the clogger (a latter day shoemaker).

Matt’s long awaited new Fourteen Balls Design will be announced later this year as part of our ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ Virtual Exhibition.

Cabinet of Curiosities DVD available to pre-order

September 15, 2006 by · Comments Off 

A Cabinet of CuriositiesYou can now order your ‘A Cabinet of Curiosities DVD’ at the online shop. They will be dispatched in early November.
The Cabinet of Curiosities is a virtual exhibition and will include new work and curiosities from Paul Spooner, The Fourteen Balls Toy Co, Will Jackson, Arthur Ganson, Rodney Peppe, Robert Race, Melanie Tomlinson, Tim Hunkin and many others.

The on-line Private View will be held on 30th November at 16.00hours GMT.

A Cabinet of Curiosities

August 9, 2006 by · Comments Off 

A Cabinet of Curiosities is the name of an exciting new CMT Virtual Exhibtion which will be available on DVD from the beginning of November 2006.

The contents of the cabinet, (ranging from new paper cutouts to life size robots, new limited editions, works from new artists, antique automata, ephemera and other favourite things), will be available for purchase at an on-line private view on 30th November 2006 (from 16.00 hours GMT).

You will be able to order your DVD from the online shop next month.