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Inflatable exhibition of giant plants at Gallery Oldham

Finalists in 2015 ‘Exhibition of the Year Awards’

Our show ‘Botanical Invasion’ at Oldham Art Gallery came 2nd in the City life awards only 4% behind the winners ‘Animal Mummies’. Other finalists included:

Cornelia Parker, Whitworth Art Gallery

Animal Mummies, Manchester Museum

Play It, Museum of Science & Industry

Marking VE Day, Imperial War Museum North

Our interactive exhibition was designed to inspire and engage family audiences engulfing them in an explosion of breathtaking colour. It is now available for hire.
Heres what some of the visitors said:
“Love it. Really creative & the kids enjoyed playing with it. Like some huge, camp Day of the Triffids.”
“Larger than life and wildly weird J Looking inside them is great fun – makes your hair VERY messy!!”
“Once again a fantastic exhibition @ Oldham gallery. I felt like I had stepped into another world OF COLOUR.”
“I’ve never seen something this creative before!”
“You’d have to be dead inside to not smile at this.”
giant interactive sensory chilli sculpture at Kew Gardens

Giant Spices for hire

Our colossal spices are now available for hire, including garlic, 14m chilli, ginger and nutmeg, are awe-inspiring, enormous, and they smell real! Head holes at a variety of heights allow people of all ages to explore the spicy interiors while their exterior skins are host to an array of fascinating and spicy facts. It’s a sensory extravaganza for children and adults alike, and you’ll never look at a spice rack in quite the same way again.

These massive inflatable spices were origionally commissioned by Kew Gardens for thier 2015 Full of Spice festival. They were a massive hit with the festival goers proving to be the most popular exhibition in the festival.

For further infomation please get intouch.
interactive giant sugar skull sculpture for animation touring exhibition aimed at children and families

Calavera – AniMotion Exhibition

Spacecadet’s ‘Calavera’ continues its 2016 tour. Catch it at:

23 January to 2 April 2016 – The Civic, Barnsley

9 July to 4 September – Maritime Museum, Hull

17 September to 12 November 2016 – Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

4 February to 1 April 2017 – Mansfield Museum, Mansfield

AniMotion is a brand new touring exhibition bringing together six imaginative artists to create a free interactive exhibition which celebrates the diverse world of animation. http://www.thepoint.org.uk/article/animotion#sthash.tAOhC3YR.dpuf

Spacecadets collaborated with animator Matt Howarth of Puppetman Productions to produce Calavera – a giant Sugar skull inspired by Mexican Day of the Dead with ever changing audience controlled phenakistoscope eyes.

 

Manchseter Diwali mela inflatable sign

Manchester Diwali

Manchester celebrated its 10th Diwali Mela. The events took place in Albert Square, Manchester city centre. Spacecadet’s created a shimmering inflatable Diwail sign and paraded their majestic Indian elephant in the magical nighttime parade.

Diwali , ‘The Festival of Lights’ – signifies the end of darkness which stands for ignorance and the beginning of knowledge symbolized by lights. Lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind. Celebrations focus on lights and lamps, and fireworks. The festival commemorates the victory of Good over Evil.

Installing interactive inflatable art exhibition at berwick Gymnasium Gallery

Generation Air

We have just been installing our ‘Blood & Bone’ and ‘Microbes’ exhibitions at the Gymnasium Gallery in Berwick-upon-Tweed for the last leg of the Generation Air tour. You can catch it till 12th September 2015.

Inflatable exhibition of giant plants at Gallery Oldham

Botanical Invasion

Gallery Oldham, Oldham Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL

20th June – 3 October, 2015

Flowers of gigantic proportions have taken over Gallery Oldham!

An exhibition designed to inspire and engage family audiences. These interactive and contemporary sculptures are animated in a fun and playful way. Visitors will be engulfed in an explosion of breathtaking colour.

“Love it. Really creative & the kids enjoyed playing with it. Like some huge, camp Day of the Triffids.”

“Larger than life and wildly weird J Looking inside them is great fun – makes your hair VERY messy!!”

“Once again a fantastic exhibition @ Oldham gallery. I felt like I had stepped into another world OF COLOUR.”

“I’ve never seen something this creative before!”

“You’d have to be dead inside to not smile at this.”

Interactive giant sugar skull sculpture for animation touring exhibition aimed at children and families inspired by Day of the Dead festival in Mexico

Calavera – AniMotion Exhibition

AniMotion – The Point Gallery, Doncaster

18th July – 10th October 2015

Launch event – Saturday 18th July, Families and children from 10am – 12noon, Young people/bloggers/press from 1pm – 3pm

AniMotion is a brand new touring exhibition bringing together six imaginative artists to create a free interactive exhibition which celebrates the diverse world of animation. http://www.thepoint.org.uk/article/animotion#sthash.tAOhC3YR.dpuf

Spacecadets collaborated with animator Matt Howarth of Puppetman Productions to produce Calavera – a giant Sugar skull inspired by Mexican Day of the Dead with ever changing audience controlled phenakistoscope eyes.

giant interactive sensory chilli sculpture at Kew Gardens

Giant Spices – Kew Gardens

Full of Spice Festival – Kew Gardens

23rd May 2015 – 6th September 2015

Venue: West side of Princess of Wales Conservatory
Giant spices

Spacecadets have been busy creating these massive interactive Spices for the Full of Spice Festival at Kew Gardens. Do you love the aroma of garlic? Go wild for the scent of nutmeg? The perfumes of spices are so comforting and evocative that sometimes you just want to get inside them don’t you? Well, now you can! This summer sees innovative and massive inflatable spices on display at Kew Gardens. Look around inside a gigantic stem of ginger and get up-close-and-personal with a monstrous 14 metre chilli!

Our colossal spices, including garlic, chilli, ginger and nutmeg, are awe-inspiring, enormous, and they smell real! Head holes at a variety of heights allow people of all ages to explore the spicy interiors while their exterior skins are host to an array of fascinating and spicy facts. It’s a sensory extravaganza for children and adults alike, and you’ll never look at a spice rack in quite the same way again.

Generation Air

 DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery – 28 September 2014 – 11 January 2015

Come and see our newly commissioned exhibitions showing as part of the Generation Project. This sensory exhibition is specifically for family audiences.

Blood and Bone – Gallery 1  

Spacecadets have taken inspiration from human biology and the artworks are inspired by cells and organisms inside our bodies.  You are invited to explore, listen to and touch a series of giant breathing tunnels and caves indicative of body organs, blood cells and bone.

 Microbes – Gallery 2  

Climb through a glowing landscape of shapes and light, get busy and watch what unfolds. Inspired the beautiful microscopic imagery of bacteria and cells that live within us this brand new family focused exhibition is full of delightful, unexpected happenings.

Generation Air is an experience not to be missed.

The exhibition is part of a series of four family friendly exhibitions which have been funded through Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Programme. The Generation project has been organised through a partnership of four arts organisations – Ashton-under-Lyne Art Gallery; Berwick Visual Arts; Durham Art Gallery; Towneley Hall,

Giant inflatable light sculpture flower on canal side at Lamp lighter festival, Todmorden

Lamplighter festival

Lamplighter festival is nearly upon us again!

On December 6th the streets of Todmorden will light up with a lantern parade, fire performers, illuminated installations, street bands, shadow puppets, torch-lid belly dancers, and night markets. Spacecadets giant inflatable sculptures will illuminate up the town.

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