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David Archer - Archers Arcadia “Wacky Wire Critterbug” Workshop

The workshop involves each participant creating their own personalized interactive sculpture that they can take home; using some recycled materials, integrating ideas of environment, science (kinetics/physics) and design…. but mostly it’s fun!

There are limited spaces available for this popular workshop.
Suits participants aged from 8 to 14yrs old

“Critterbug”: A morphed insect animal that wobbles and flaps.

Multicolored and bright. No two are the same in the entire Universe.


Workshop outline

- Welcome and introductions from the artist and pupils

- Outline of the day’s activities and possible results

- Short video on the artists practice

- Explanation of what automata is

- Look at several art works and the mechanisms used

- The use of recycled materials                                                                                                                                                                           - Examination of working models and mechanisms                                                                                       - - Tour of David’s exhibition in the gallery space

- Selected books on the subject on view for ideas                              

-  Each participant will have a kit to use


Workshop process

- Selection of materials for individual bugs, involving a lucky dip!

- As a group, guided step by step construction of the Wacky Wire Critterbug

- The drawing and designing of individual elements; template making

- Assembly of parts, fitting of mechanism and decoration of bug


10am-3pm on Wednesday January 25 $60 pp

Bookings are essential, 8388 7250