Future Engineers: Aardman Exhibition

Thu 26 July 2018, 10:00AM – Sun 2 September 2018, 3:00PM

(Boiler Shop Mezzanine)

July 26, 2018 - September 2, 2018

Opening Times:
Open every day from 10.00am to 3.00pm

Big Bang at Boiler Shop – an exhibition celebrating the ingenuity and creativity of northern England, as represented by Aardman’s infamous inventing duo, Wallace & Gromit.

Big Bang at Boiler Shop features sets, displays and props associated with Wallace & Gromit, including Wallace’s Corner from Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention and a Model-maker’s Desk, showing the equipment used by Aardman model-makers.

The pair are portrayed as the inheritors of a great northern tradition of inventiveness dating back to Roman times that reached its climax in the 19th century.

A section on Local Heroes celebrates the legacy of northern England’s great engineers, scientists and inventors, particularly William Armstrong, whose love of invention led to him to create, amongst other things, the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity, Cragside in Northumberland.

Meet the irresistible Aardman characters join workshops on Model-making, Storyboarding and Animation at Live Theatre in July and August. Hone your creative skills to become one of the growing band of adventurous Future Engineers.  Click here for more info.

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