beneath the beacon automaton alphabet

Summer 2018 will see an alphabet of characters coming home to Penrith, each with a story to tell.

Puppets and automata will arrive throughout the town on 28 July 2018 as the EVAN Gallery hosts the Beneath the Beacon exhibition. 

Concept, puppets and illustration by Dawn Hurton.  Mechanisms by Rob Ives


A is for Architect

B is for Bridegroom

C is for Colonel

D is for Defendant

E is for Earl

F is for Formidable Female

G is for Giver

H is for Huckster

I is for Improver

J is for Jovialist

K is for King

L is for Lady

M is for Miser

N is for Nomad

O is for Opportunist

P is for Peeler

Q is for Quack

R is for Romantic

S is for Suffragist

T is for Trickster

U is for Unfortunate

V is for Visionary

W is for Wrestler

X is for eXploder

Y is for Yam Boy

Z is for Zapata man

 

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Video of the automaton based on Colonel Rutherford, a battlefield medic and Longtown's surgeon-doctor.   

Part of Penrith's Beneath the Beacon Project.  By Dawn Hurton and Rob Ives