Saturday, 31 October 2009

Steampunk in Oxford

I don't often get round to visiting exhibitions but was keen to get to this one and it was pretty close to home as well. It's well worth a visit if you get a chance and is on till February. This is how the exhibition describes Steampunk..... (click to enlarge)



This is one of the more surreal exhibits - reminds me of an episode of Dr Who!


... and this is one of my favourite exhibits



I didn't take nearly as many photos as I should have done and some aren't good enough to reproduce here. If you get a chance Google Eric Freitas work he does the most beautiful, intricate clock designs. Actually Sarah Anderson has a few pics because she managed a visit too.

12 comments:

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Cool. Definitely Dr Who stylee as you say.

Heather said...

This exhibition sounds fascinating. I love your favourite piece too - there is so much detail in it and the result is just magical.

Marilyn Rock said...

This is very cool!!!!!!!!

penibear said...

These look brilliant - reminds me of an exhibition I went to in Glasgow about 10 years ago - really intricate and completely pointless but beautiful things.

Karin said...

Looks fantastic, wish I could get there.

Jo said...

Excited to read this as I'm planning on going to the exhibition. Was in Oxford for the first time a couple of months ago and really looking forward to going back. I'm wondering if what you've seen will be influencing your work now? Will watch with interest...

SparklyJem said...

Steam rules!
Paper artsy are soon to launch some steampunk styled cog stamps at my special request ;0
And look out for my steampunk designs in craft stamper and making jewellery magazines!

Lottie said...

Fabulous - would have loved to have visited it

craftytrog said...

Sounds like a fab exhibition Carol, lucky you! Definitely Dr Who ish, can't wait for the xmas special!! That ship looks fantastic too! x

stampdiva said...

Completely fascinating although still not sure if this is my "thing" or not. Which is actually irrelevant as what matters is the beauty of it. Lynne Mx

Sarita said...

Truly amazing pieces of work,
Thanks for sharing carol,
Love Sarita xx

Paula said...

This looks rather fascinating.