Discover quirky creations by renowned artists at new exhibition
This October sees the start of a humorous and interactive exhibition of kinetic sculptures by talented artistic duo, Johnny White and Amanda Wray.
The exhibition, entitled Human Machines, is inspired by the common experiences, feelings and pivotal moments in life which affect us all.
Mid-Life Crisis Bagatelle explores the anxieties of reaching life’s half-way stage. It takes the form of a pinball machine, where visitors can fire ball-bearings at a selection of targets, each labelled with typical things that we do when we hit middle age; from buying a sports car to learning to play the guitar and taking up exercise.
The Gaze comprises of two giant heads which stare into each other’s eyes. The work considers the importance of eye contact, from the tender gaze of parents at their new-born to the love-struck awe of new couples. It also considers the teenage years, when making eye contact with an adult can be incredibly difficult for a shy and awkward young person.
Time of My Life takes the form of a very large alarm clock which rotates to reveal animated scenes, each featuring one of life’s important moments, from birth through to death. It symbolises how quickly time flies and the brevity of life.
Using recycled materials and found objects salvaged from tips or sourced from junk shops, Freecycle and eBay, Johnny and Amanda combine sculpture, engineering, metalsmithing and electro-mechanics to make their thought-provoking and humorous sculptures, which appeal to all ages.
Human Machines opens at The Point, home of darts (Doncaster Community Arts) on 5 October and runs until 30 November.
The exhibition is a 20-21 Visual Arts Centre touring exhibition which will go to at least seven other museums and galleries throughout 2020 and 2021.
It follows hot on the heels of Johnny’s first sell-out touring exhibition Beastly Machines which was shown at 16 venues throughout the UK and was seen by over 179,000 visitors.
Human Machines is supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England, The Facey Family Foundation and The Deershed Festival.