I have admired Emett’s work since seeing his “clock”(1973) in Nottingham’s Victoria shopping centre in the early 1980’s, So yesterday was truly a treat to visit …Marvellous Machines: The Wonderful World of Rowland Emett at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Words are not enough to describe the complexities of his quirkiness, added to the pull that fairground attractions have on children, the lights, colours and accompanying music that delivers an impact usually not seen in a traditional gallery space. I recommend this should be on everyone’s summer list for 2014, its mad, its fun, its worth going!

Rowland Emett


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