Jack Stiling
"Curious Things"
5th December to 5th January 2016

 

Curious Things


Jack Stiling

Automata artist Jack Stiling is a recent graduate of Falmouth University's Contemporary Crafts degree, and we are delighted to be holding the first ever exhibition of his remarkable work. Inspired by classic literature, hand-me-down stories and campfire fables, Stiling's fantastical objects astonish and entertain, drawing the viewer into a world of marvellous mechanisms, magic and illusion, where curiosity is king and all things are possible.


Richard and Barbara Keal

Creative couple Richard and Barbara Keal live and work alongside each other at their East Sussex studio. Recognising themselves as human members of the family of all living things, they use wood, wool, feathers, grasses and other natural materials to make objects which affirm this timeless relationship, and each of their highly unique, handcrafted works retains the vitality of the living plants and animals from which they come.

PLEASE RE VISIT THIS PAGE ON THE 5TH OF DECEMBER TO VIEW VAROIUS WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION

A special collection of ceramics, painting and jewellery for the Christmas season will also be available at the gallery throughout the show by various artists including Andrew Waddington, Michael and Tracy Rees, Rachel Larkin, Ilker Cinarel and Claire Loder



Jack Stiling
Assemble, Affix, Articulate
24 x 7 x 6 cms
Materials: Mixed metals, reclaimed materials

"Gracefully roving with clinking limbs
Moved by guileless curiosity
A pathfinder of peculiar terrain"

Working alongside the ideas of Barbara Keal, this doll was made to be an explorative companion within the exhibition. The body framework uses a combination of old and new technology including a pair of pliers, a blender motor, canisters, sewing machine dials and bicycle parts. A hand carved lime wood face gives the piece its innocent, inquisitive character necessary for its animated performance.



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