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The Osmosis Machine "Glooptastick" art installations and workshops

"The Market Place" Bolton for British Science Week!

"Osmosis Machine" Is to tour the UK with support from Arts Council England in order to develop itself  with a focus on making the arts and sciences more accessible. Accompanying the art installations will be colourful and tactile workshops aimed at encouraging young people into science, engineering and the arts.

The Osmosis Machine's first stop is Bolton representing the North West as part of British Science week

The project will a see the commissioning of  a kinetic art installation displayed in the Market Shopping Centre. There will be two days worth of workshops displaying interactive drawing machines and presenting competitive live gloop making on Saturday the 14th and Saturday the 21st March 2015.

The Market Place, Bolton, BL1 2AL 13 - 22 March 2015


18th-26th April 2015


The Centre for Life Museum


& International Makers Fair


Gloop Workshops and Makers Fair 25-26 April 2015


Centre for Life Times Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP  
Entrance fee to the Museum Village will apply Email: info@life.org.uk for details

MakerFair Highlights:

l Adrian Pritchard’s Osmosis Machine: art meets science glowing gloop and oozing multi coloured sculptures.
l Johnny White’s Human Machine: combining fire and ice with spectacular results.
l Ian Russell, the ’Big Bubble Man’: marvel at these big, brilliant, beautiful bubbles.

Talks and Performances
Be inspired by Maker musicians, artists and incredible speakers including:
l Cory Doctorow: blogger, journalist, science fiction author and co-editor of the brilliant blog Boing Boing.
l Vinay Gupta : futurologist, digital currency expert, inventor and self-proclaimed “global resilience guru”.

Maker Faire are adding to the programme all the time, expect amazing Makers, musicians, crafters and robots. Check out our website for details of the full programme and all the latest Information: MakerFaireUK.com

Maker Faire UK is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth! It’s a two day family-friendly festival of invention and creativity, bringing together hundreds of hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe - people who love to make stuff and who want to share their passion with the public. At Maker Faire UK, you can explore and create with the Makers and enjoy playful installations, drop-in workshops, magical Maker music and fascinating speakers. There’s something for people of all ages and interests: families, adults, teenagers - everyone’s welcome.




gloop tower

"Glooptower One" has been awarded the "Visitors Prize" for the Neo Art Prize 2013


over 560 submissions in all media from artists from around the world. Organised by the artist-led, non-for-profit neo:studios in Bolton

Judges Laurie Peake, Programme Director of The Liverpool Biennial, Paul Stolper, London Gallerist, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Artist and Curator and Iain Andrews Winner of the Marmite Prize for Painting 2011 had selected 68 works of all media for show at neo:gallery22.

The Prize list is as follows

neo:artprize Rosie Farrell

GreatArt Prize Annabelle Shelton

neo:studioprize Yoav Ruda

and the peoples vote

Visitor's Prize Adrian Pritchard

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Over Flow Cubed

sat 4th May

As part of the group exhibition "Through" at Neo Gallery Artist Adrian Pritchard has asked members of the public to pour paint over the centre of cubes. This process has been repeated every minute or so over the course of one hour as to animate the work in a live performance event which will accumalate into a new piece of work for the exhibition.

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neo:studios is pleased to present ‘Through’ of a route or journey

an exhibition of works by invited artists and neo:associates whose professional practice involves process. The exhibition opens Thursday 18th April and is hosted at neo:gallery22, The Market Place, Bolton.

Programmed within the neo: 2012-2013 series of collaborations with practitioners from the wider artist community, the exhibition features work employing an eclectic range of media and is selected and curated by neo:associates Denis Whiteside and Jason Simpson.

“The 'process' in process art refers to the process of the formation of art: the gathering, sorting, collating, associating, patterning, and moreover the initiation of actions and proceedings. Process art is concerned with the actual doing and how actions can be defined as an actual work of art; seeing the act of making art as its primary expression. Process art often entails an inherent motivation, rationale, and intentionality. Therefore, art is viewed as a creative journey or process, rather than as a deliverable or end product.” Consequently it is no surprise that a number of the artists have elected to continue the ‘doing’ to create exciting new works especially for the event. This also includes works that will be in a state of ‘becoming’ in the gallery space for the duration of the exhibition.

The exhibition runs till Sunday 2nd June. Viewing times at neo:gallery22 are 11am- 5pm Thursday – Sunday.

For more information about the individual artists or any other enquiries please contact Jason Simpson – Jason@neoartists.co.uk


Autumn 2012


Adrian Pritchard is a short list finalist for The John Ruskin Prize
Private View 7th September
Exhibition runs from 8th September - 14th October

The aim is to celebrate artists who take a fresh approach to the natural world, and whose work encourages the viewer to share their sense of discovery.

The winner is set to receive £1000 and a solo exhibit as part of  a major exhibition, Force of Nature: Picturing Ruskin’s Landscapes, at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery (15 December 2012-16 June 2013).

The shortlisted artists are: Elizabeth Atherton, Duncan Ball, Deborah Feiler, Brian D Hodgson, Rebecca Jewell, Rachel Labovitch, Brian Lewis, Yi Lin Juliana Ong, Adrian Pritchard, Bettina Reiber, Christine Reynolds, Norihiro Usui, David Walker Barker, Kate Westbrook, Roy Wright and Carol Wyss.



Brantwood, Ruskin’s former Lake District home.
East of Lake Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD


Ruskin Prize

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The Osmosis Machine |  Lift Off Exhibition

Private View 14th September 6-8pm
Exhibition runs from 14th September - 27th September

Supercollider Contemporary Art Projects

The Osmosis Machine is set to be a travelling art apparatus by UK artist Adrian Pritchard. Using a viscous gloop substance performing live process art as a means for the viewer to engage in the ever changing qualities of the work as it unfolds. Designed For the Manchester Science Festival 2012 It will be launched and tested first in Blackpool the home of its creation. You can follow its creation and journey on www.facebook.com/OsmosisMachine

Osmosis Machine is A Cornerhouse Micro Commission, supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Supercollider Contemporary Art Projects  59 Cookson Street Blackpool FY1
Osmosis PLan

International Association of Quantum Artists

Beyond the Material World
Exhibition runs from 20th October - 3rd November

The selected artists are required to build an interactive space around their work’s focus which will act as a ‘world’ in which the audience will participate and intervene with the art.

Artists include Adrian Pritchard, Claire Lount, Diana Ali, Diane McClean, Eddy Dreadnought, Elizabeth West, Fi Burke, James Beckett, Jean Harlow, Jess Littlewood, Ken Byers, Krystyna Piliczewska, Lara Kami, Rachel Gittins, Rachel Whitfield, Rebecca Willoughby, Ruth Eckland

1 Bar Lane, York, YO1 6JU

Liz West

The Osmosis Machine |  Royal Exchange Theatre

As Part of the Manchester Science festival 2012
Exhibition runs from 27th October– 4th November

Adrian has designed an evolving kinetic installation inspired by the scientific process of Osmosis which is often associated with fluids. The final Installation will be cylindrical in shape and large in scale  and would consist of a large gloop filled tube spinning slowly over a net. The gloop eventually continues to fall as strings which dry at different levels and crystallize like stalagmites

Times: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 7.30pm (closed during Wednesday afternoon matinee)
Saturday 9.30am – 3.30pm Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm


The Osmosis Machine workshops:

 1 November 2012 11.00am – 12.15pm & 2.00pm – 3.15pm

This is your chance to create your own Osmosis Science art. By playing with gloop, you can explore its properties and create your own mini-art and try some experiments in the surroundings of the beautiful Royal Exchange Theatre.

The Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

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Royal X    
string theory

A Cornerhouse Micro Commission, supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation in Collaboration with "Manchester Science Festival" and "The Royal Exchange Theatre".

click on above links for more information about these supporting organisations