Back of an Envelope: Imagined Machines

10 Sep 2011 – 16 Nov 2011

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10am - 5pm

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Oriel Davies Gallery

Newtown, United Kingdom


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  • The Gallery is beside the Newtown Bus Station, serving local and National routes.
  • Newtown, Powys Station is 10 minutes walk.
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An exhibition of ‘sketches' of mechanical and electronic devices curated by Margaret Sharrow. Artists were asked to use an envelope to create a sketch of an imaginary machine, possible or impossible. Some responded playfully and others ranged from the practical to the whimsical, the humorous to the unsettling, to representations of mechanical detail with no reference to function. As Paul Klee put it, drawing is 'taking a line for a walk'

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