Rob Higgs, Keith Newstead and Paul Spooner are creating automata for Falmouth's Kimberley Park ?
Thanks to a £22,000 donation from the Arts Council England. The money is part of the National Lottery “Grants for the Arts” scheme.
Project manager Jessie Higginson said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to commission three landmark, bespoke sculptures for Kimberley Park.
“Falmouth is renowned for being a hub for automata makers, and the high quality of their work.
“Rob Higgs, Keith Newstead and Paul Spooner all make ingenious and eccentric automata and we hope the work they create for this project will give enjoyment to people of all ages in the park. We are really pleased to be able to involve local school children in this project and explore some the Falmouth’s unique maritime stories in an innovative way.
example of contraption by Rob Higgs
Keith Newstead and the Kimberley Park automata.
The children's work suspended under the wave. Their letters will be laminated and hang below.
Paul Spooner ........"he has recently accepted a commission for a school playground. He has designed a goat that can do a hand (hoove) stand when you turn a handle. As he is concerned the children will break the machine, Spooner has created the goat to sit on a platform 3m high." from