"SEPTEMBER ALREADY?" images

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All sizes are to closest half-cm, height x width x depth [except where indicated] and are maximum dimension including handles, furthest reach of automata elements, etc.

New PAUL SPOONER exhibits


Paul Spooner:  The Conversation [at two different stages of cycle]   18 x 27.5 x 9
note:  mechanism changed since these photos taken


Paul Spooner:  Parasite Island [click for animation]   12 x 10.5 x 5.5


Paul Spooner:  A Cheap Automata Shop   35 x 17.5 x 18


Paul Spooner:  Un Homme et une Pipe


Paul Spooner:  Owl House [two different stages]   


Paul Spooner:  Nude with Concertina   




OTHER AUTOMATISTS' pieces

Works exhibited in direct homage to Paul Spooner


Carlos Zapata:  Paul   35 x 16 x 15.5                 Peter Lennertz:  Magician Rabbit   30 x 14 x 16                            Three Bears   24 x 28.5 x 17.5                            
T-shirt is emblazoned with Cabaret                    That's Paul Spooner being                                                                   refers to a Spooner piece                               
Mechanical Theatre's Bare Cat                         pulled out of the "hat"                                                                             on the same subject                                   
logo, designed by Spooner                                                                                                                                                                                                             



               Paul Spooner:  Wiggling Figure               Keith Newstead:  Dancing Lady
       Kindly loaned by Cabaret Mechanical             inspired by "Wiggling Figure" (and
                                             Theatre                                probably never exhibited together before:
                                                                                          a happy coincidence, since neither Cabaret nor
                                                                                          Keith knew the other piece was to be exhibited)



FULL LIST of co-exhibitors


John ALDEN     Jonathan ANGELL     Nigel ASHFORD     Lucy CASSON

Hilda Margery CLARKE     Paul CLARKE     Sue EVANS     Emily FIRMIN & Justin MITCHELL (of Total Pap)

Ron FULLER     Victor Stuart GRAHAM     Kazuaki HARADA     Neil HARDY (of Fabulous Animals)

Andy HAZELL     Daniel HERTHEL & Maria LEITE     Rachel HIGGINS     Rob HIGGS     Andrew LANYON

Rachel LARKINS (of Made, not Born)     Hansjörg LEIBLE     Peter LENNERTZ     Philip LOWNDES

John LUMBUS     Ian McKAY     Alan MAHON     Tony MANN     John MALTBY     Peter MARKEY

Syd MEATS     Virginio MOUTINHO     Frank NELSON     Keith NEWSTEAD     Beryl OWEN

Rodney PEPPÉ     Tatjana Tekkel PEPPÉ     Sue SPOONER     Tim SPOONER     Sergio PINESE     Robert RACE

Jane RYAN (of OPI)     Angela & Laurence St LEGER     Martin SMITH & Nick REGAN (of Laikingland)

Jeff SOAN (of Wobbly Wood / ex- of Toucan Play)     Wanda SOWRY     Melanie TOMLINSON

Mary TURNER (ex- of Cinemation)     Simon VENUS     Andrew WALTON

Douglas WILSON     Fionna WIRE     Jan ZALUD     Carlos ZAPATA






Douglas Wilson:  Surprise Hare    43.5 x 27 [50 when ears raised] x 35 [incl. block wall-mount]




Jan Zalud:  Tour de Bollard    23.5 x 17.5 x 16 [flat top 16 sq.]

Jan has made the flying owl for the RSC's current production of "Love's Labours Lost" at Stratford, which runs until the end of October (though it appears for only the last 15 seconds of the play!)




Jeff Soan [of Wobbly Wood]:  [clockwise, from top] Large Blue Fish, Seal & Blue Fish




Nigel Ashford:  Fancy Dress Party   26 x 23 [wingspan] x 20 [body length]                   Night Bird   42.5 x 34.5 [wingspan] x 34.5


Nigel Ashford:  Jump for Joy   36 x 32 x 14.5




Jonathan Angell:  Wiry Dragon   48 x 88 x 31 [wingspan:  that's the dragon on the left]                                               Hen House   42 x 23.5 x 23.5                     
[requires 130cm diam. flying space]               These are battery-operated and run for about 6 months continuously




       Sue Evans:  Boat Pendulum                                     Mermaid




Kazuaki Harada:  Cat   35 x 15 x 15                               The Shoes of Fred Astaire   11.5 x 12 x 9




Neil Hardy:  Camel   23.5 x 13 x 7                                                                                 The Hare and the Tortoise   29.5 x 21 x 10
                                                                                                                                           [base changed since this photo taken]




Rachel Higgins:  It's a Chameleon!


Rachel Higgins:  Toad


Rachel Higgins:  Mole




Rachel Larkins [of Made, not Born]:  Duel Remembrance   48 x 56 x 22.5





Hansjörg Leible:  3 views of The Dumpling Eater (Knoedlfesser)   15.5 x 12.5 x 7.5 [excl. grey base]




Philip Lowndes:  Quiet Contemplation of a Sandwich                                                       My Beautiful Hair                     
30.5 x 22 x 18                                                                                                32 x 22 x 16.5




John Lumbus:  The Surprise Gift   17.5 x 14 x 6




                   Ian McKay:  Flotili   45 x 34 x 14.5                                 Ice-Cream Eater
                                                                                                           [wall-hanging or standing]
                                                                                                          56.5 x 7 x 11



Tony Mann:  The Thrum Box   56.5 x 41 x 17.5




Peter Markey:  Sparkling Music




Justin Mitchell [of Total Pap]:  The Uncharmed Snake                           Loving Machine   47 x 18.5 x 12                  
                      35.5 x 25.5 x 10                                               [lights flash due to movement sensor]




Virginio Moutinho:  Aquarium box   20 x 24 x 9


Virginio Moutinho:  Couple box   27 x 16.5 x 7.5




Keith Newstead:  Scuba Cat   30.5 x 28.5 x 14




Rodney Peppé:  Choir   22 x 24 x 17.5




Sergio Pinese:  One Can, Toucan  &  Alan Mahon:  Laceworm Luncheon for the Bluetail
32.5 x 23.5 x 14                                                 19.5 x 16 x 4.5
Delightfully good story behind the connection between these two.  Alan considers himself a modest quality automatist;
Sergio, when asked, was not exactly backward about coming forward in his opinion on the Bluetail, about how realistic
it ought to be.  To defuse the somewhat heated exchange, Alan's wife, Hendrijke, came up with the phrase "One Can,
Toucan" and a drawing, which Sergio later turned into this automaton.  Alan is Irish, hence the Guinness reference in the
toucan image;  Sergio is Italian Swiss, so has an abhorrence of spaghetti from a tin.  Even though not his native tongue,
the label is in English, laden with jokes and puns, spoofing the typical spaghetti-can blurb.




Robert Race:  Watching the Girls Go by  I                       Eyebrows  III                              
81.5 x 20.5 x 10                                         47 x 11 x 8        




Martin Smith [of Laikingland]:  Applause Machines [new design:  battery-operated]   45 x 13 x 20 [across open hands];  Base 12 diam.




                                        Wanda Sowry:  Shark Attack   16 x 25 x 17.5                                                                     Skeletons   24.5 x 19 x 9.5


Wanda Sowry:  Wanda's Workshop   22 x 24.5 x 9.5                                                                     Hoovering   22.5 x 30 x 11.5                       




                Melanie Tomlinson:  ... And Then I Saw a Deer   38 x 30 x 18                                    various Brooches   [variable size] c.4 x 2.5 x 0.5
            [pedestal is a practicable box, decorated inside]                                                                       [safety-pin fixings]




Mary Turner [ex- of Cinemation]:  I See No Ships   46 x 37 x 21


Mary Turner:  Vikings




Simon Venus:  Tempus Fugit


Simon Venus:  Meal for One



                    
Jan Zalud:  Drama Queen               Helluva Guy [rod-operated puppet]                                     Tour de Bollard
               39.5 x 29 x 14.5                                    28.5 x 24 x 10.5                                      23.5 x 17.5 x 16 [flat top 16 sq.]


WORKS by ARTISTS in OTHER FIELDS


Lucy Casson:  Feeding the Dog




Emily Firmin [of Total Pap]:  Fisherman's Friend




Tatjana Tekkel Peppé:  Sea Change  II    stitched reclaimed fibres




Sue Spooner:  Carnauba Wax Palm    woven hand-dyed fibres
Sue exhibits 11 works, but most are in glazed frames, which wouldn't photograph adequately




Tim Spooner:  Creation Myth [detail]




Victor Stuart Graham:  Red- / Blue- Hulled Hinged Tanker    6.5 x 128.5 [when straight] x 1
[the hull is bi-coloured, one shade each side]




Andrew Walton:  Five Images of Blindness    oil on boards    20 x 14.5 each




Andrew Walton:  Woman and Bird    charcoal on paper    58.5 x 79




Fionna Wire:  The Temple of Poseidon    etching on paper