From redesigned practical items to fantastical contraptions, the exhibition, curated by Art Donovan, showcases the work of eighteen Steampunk artists from across the globe. So expect ’steam-powered’ computer mice, clockwork hearts, brass goggles and the latest state-of-the-Steampunk-art eye-pod.
A whole host of special steampunk-themed events have been planned (including one for Christmas) and they start today (and are listed below). And don't forget, to get you in the mood, Abaddon Books currently have five steampunk adventures in the Pax Britannia series already published, with Blood Royal coming soon and more to follow after that in 2010.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009, 07:00 PM
Special Event: Steampunk Curator's Talk
Art Donovan, curator of the current special exhibition gives his insider's view of the Steampunk movement and the story of the exhibition.
Saturday, 17 October 2009, 12:00 PM-04:00 PM
Family-Friendly Drop In: Lightning Strikes!
Lecture: Science and Technology in the History of Fashion
A public lecture by Sue Jenkyn Jones linked to the Steampunk exhibition. Sue Jenkyn Jones is course director for the MA in Digital Fashion Technology at the London College of Fashion. She is a consultant to the fashion industry and author of a number of books on fashion.
Friday, 30 October 2009, 12:00 PM-04:00 PM
Family-Friendly Drop In: Steampunk Big Draw
Saturday, 07 November 2009, 02:00 PM-04:00 PM
Special Event: Steam Silhouettes
Family-Friendly Workshop: Tick-Tock Clockwork
Find out how a mechanical clock works and make a clockwork mechanism. This session is suitable for children aged 9+ and must be booked in advance - either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01865 277280. A voluntary materials donation of £5 is suggested.
Sunday, 15 November 2009, 02:30 PM-03:00 PM
Table Talk: Cheap and Nasty?
Friday, 27 November 2009, 07:00 PM-11:00 PM
Special Event: Gaslight - late night opening
Wednesday, 09 December 2009, 07:00 PM
Special Event: Steampunk Film Evening
Certain films have been inspirational for the Steampunk movement, while in turn it has inspired some contemporary film-making. This film evening shows a programme of cult and new Steampunk films. More details available here shortly.
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Special Event: Makers' Day
Saturday, 30 January 2010, 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Special Event: Steampunk Live Manikins
Saturday, 06 February 2010, 02:00 PM-04:00 PM
Family-Friendly Drop In: Magical Movies
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Special Event: 10/10 STEAM