DAVID ARCHER

AUSTRALIA

Ballarat Spring 19 – 25 September 2021

David Archer

David Archer is a recognised contemporary automata maker with over 30 years’ experience.

Inspired in the tradition of Victorian and Edwardian amusements and seaside piers, circuses and travelling carnivals, David Archer’s work provides an escape into fantasy and gives a humorous insight into the human condition.

“MAKE YOUR ARTWORK MOVE! – FUN WITH BASIC AUTOMATA“

Enjoy the experience of designing and constructing your own simple interactive sculpture. Learn the fundamentals of mechanisms, modelling, construction and decorating.

You will end up with an interactive, moving work of art!

An introduction to what automata is.

An explanation of basic mechanisms with many working model examples at hand.

Examples of the Artists works will be on display for inspection.

There will be some drawing, concept, designing, consultation and then mostly making time.

There will be instruction in the use of all tools present, including basic power tools.

Experience level needed.

Life experience and a sense of humour!  A basic understanding of hand tools and their use will be a bonus but not essential. You will have the ability to use basic power tools after my instruction.

What you will learn in this workshop

An explanation of basic mechanisms with many working model examples at hand.

Life experience and a sense of humour!  A basic understanding of hand tools and their use will be a bonus but not essential.

Enjoy the experience of designing and constructing your own simple interactive sculpture.

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