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Moving Stories exhibition

The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LW
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The Harley Gallery
Saturday 5 October 2019 -  Sunday 5 January 2020 | 10 - 4pm daily
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An exhibition of sculptures brought to life with cogs, cams, cranks and levers! The Moving Stories exhibition has been designed to appeal to all ages with a triple-bill of exhibitions. All three exhibition spaces within the gallery is filled with automata. The displays range from sculptures of swaying trees in the Courtyard to miniature bike riding skeletons within the gallery.

Exhibitions include...

L & A St Legar - Tiny Movements

Well known for their beautifully crafted miniature automata, Laurence and Angela St Leger have made a series of specially commissioned framed pieces. Inspired by end-of-pier sideshows, their saucy dancers, bike riding skeletons, and strong men are the perfect Christmas gift.

Martin Smith - Little Machines

Colourful, witty and beautifully engineered, Martin Smith’s automata range from wind-driven swaying trees to tiny beating hearts and a celebratory party-popper table.

Melanie Tomlinson - Ghost Horses & guns

Melanie’s largest and most significant solo show to date with a series of nine new artworks, composed of hand-painted metals, mixed media and found objects. Exploring forgotten spaces between urban and rural landscapes, the artist creates an archive of stories reflecting working-class people in everyday life.

An autobiographical series of curious narratives merge childhood memories with real life events that occurred in the working class Midlands areas where she grew up and studied, and still lives and works today.

With titles such as The 5.00am Beasts Roam the Streets and A Post Punk Love, vanishing women, strange lights in the sky, mysterious crop circles and other bizarre phenomena feature in the works on show.

"I am fascinated by neglected spaces hidden between urban and rural places, often overgrown yet full of life; people meet here. Wildlife thrives; they are strange magical corridors which can be seen as metaphors for transformation, changing identities, memory and experience."

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The Portland CollectionThe Harley Gallery, WorksopSituated on the ducal Welbeck estate, the award-winning Harley Gallery shows contemporary exhibitions by leading visual artists. Exhibitions change five times a year, and range from ceramics to photography.

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