I've received word from the folks at Cabaret Mechanical Theatre of a new exhibition featuring the work of Rodney Peppé.
I don't know how many times I've referenced his book on my own, on this blog, or to those new to the art form who are looking for a good book with which to start. I've said that if you were to have just one book on making Automata and Mechanical Toys, his would be the one to have.
While often recognized as an important author, it's not often that we get to see his work up close and personal. This new exhibit at the Ruthin Craft Centre will be just such an opportunity.
From the exhibition description:
The humorous and quintessentially British exhibits represent Peppé's creative life; from his early days as a graphic designer in London's 1960's advertising world, through to a wealth of charming children's books which he wrote and illustrated. Running concurrently throughout his visual and written work is his amazing collection of hand crafted models, toys and automata.
This is sure to be a fascinating exhibit -- one that you won't want to miss if you can make it to the area.
What: The Wonderful World of Rodney Peppé
When: March 16th – May 12th, 2013
Ruthin Craft Centre
Gallery 1, Ruthin Craft Centre
Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1BB