Long famed for their use of animated creatures, puppets, films, animations and wild mechanical sets in their theatre shows, Forkbeard reinvest life into their wondrous creations through the ‘living’ exhibitions. A full Forkbeard exhibition encapsulates many of these extraordinary animated sculptures and mechanical creatures, films in tiny cinemas, revolving animation, old ladies who giggle, a full-sized unicorn you can sit on and your friends can animate, a nervous dog, the wildly articulated life-size Antony, a monstrous White Rabbit….. What is unique is the hands-on interactive nature of all the exhibits.
We are pleased to discuss commissions for exhibitions that can be tailored to suit virtually any space.
A Forkbeard Exhibition is always an interactive and fully immersive experience which can explain complicated concepts and facts with good humour and fun, a vital combination for the imparting of knowledge.
Forkbeard have created numerous interactive exhibitions over the past 40 years. Their "Architects of Fantasy" exhibition at the Theatre Museum, London attracted over 380,000 visitors over its 2 year run. All exhibitions are designed to the individual venue and all aspects of graphics, display and project management can be realised by the Forkbeard team.
Museums, arts centres and art galleries we have created exhibitions for include the Victoria & Albert, The Southbank Centre, The Natural History Museum, and museum and art galleries in Banbury, Cheltenham, Exeter, Dorchester, Blackburn, Blackpool, Huddersfield and Lyme Regis where our famous Cabinet of Curiosities is a permanent part of the collection.
Many of the contraptions, sculptures, people and creatures are mechanical, string-operated, or activated by switches, buttons, pressure mats or proximity sensors. Exhibitions can include demonstration models, peep-shows, 16mm film loops and digital media of many types.