February Half Term at The MAD Museum

Saturday 13th – Monday 22nd February 2016

The Brief

Using inspiration from around The MAD Museum, we want you to design your very own piece of automata.
For those who aren’t sure, automata is a (typically wooden) sculpture which moves in a clever or funny way. Here are some examples:

As long as it has an element of movement, you can design whatever you like. Whether it be a quirky character, animated creature, interesting scene or geometric pattern- the possibilities are endless.


What You Win

Picked by one of our resident automata artists and MAD’s Technical Manager, the winning design will be brought to life and made into a fully-functioning sculpture by our technicians.

It will then be exhibited at the museum for everyone to see and interact with. Not only that but the winner will also get a goodie bag full of MAD treats.


After being exhibited at The MAD Museum, the winning piece will be returned to its designer to be taken home.

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How to Enter

During your MAD visit: Draw your design on a competition entry form at the museum, then hand it in at the reception desk.


At home: print the competition entry form off at home, get designing then either drop your completed form in at The MAD Museum, post it or email it in to us.

Download your design form here

Post: The MAD Museum, 4/5 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. CV37 6PT.
Email: info@themadmuseum.co.uk

*** Don’t forget to include your name and contact details.
We will only get in touch if you are the winner

Closing Date

Monday 22nd February at 5pm
The winner will be contacted the following week, w/c 29/02/2016

Good luck!

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