What’s Coming Up

Sligo Science Festival
8 – 15 November 2020
Sunday 8 November – Online Cam Box workshop. If you’re lucky enough to live within 5kms of Sligo IT College (lockdown restrictions), you can collect the kit components and sign up for the workshop. More details here.

Surreal Automata – weird & curious moving sculptures
18 – 21 February 2021
Stephen’s back at beautiful West Dean College to run a three day course experimenting with making surreal, weird and maybe creepy doll-based automata.

It’s an echo of Edward James, the college’s founder and funder, who was a great patron of the Surrealists, as well as a practioner of surrealism.

More details from West Dean College.

Automata – Mechanical Art
Phoenix Studios is a marvellous, independently run, arts and crafts studios offering classes in a purpose built studio in the heart of Oxfordshire. Stephen is introducing an automata making class. James Ort, who runs the studio, attended Stephen’s workshop at West Dean College last year and thought he would be a hit at Phoenix – so invited him to run two  courses.

Very sadly, both planned workshops (in June and October 2020) have had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis.

At some point, they will be re-instated. At the moment, it is an open question when this might be.


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