Tim O’Rourke

Tim O'Rourke

Tim O’Rourke has spent the last 35 years involving young people in Designing and Making in schools and colleges and from 2000 to 2015 he was a senior lecturer in Design and Technology at Bath Spa University.

Tim’s particular interest within mechanical art is the power source; we have all been quick to abandon older technologies in favour of the three-pin plug but are there other viable sources of power out there that make mechanical art a more accessible artform for young people to experiment with?

With a background in musical instruments and furniture it is no surprise to see that Tim’s work often leans towards the aesthetic possibilities of well finished wood