11 Nov 2018

First Solo Show Merel Bekking

Dates: 14, 15, 16 December
Time: 10 am – 4pm
Preview: 14 December 18.00– 21.00 pm

New Glasgow Society
1307 Argyl Street

19 Aug 2018

The Robotic Petting Zoo will be part of the British Science Festival in Hull. On the 14th of September, they will be on display at the Ferens Art Gallery from 17:00 pm to 22:00 pm.

14 May 2018

Visit our Robotic Petting Zoo, a collaboration between designer Merel Bekking and University of Glasgow researchers. Meet a group of vacuuming robots with unique characters and watch them compete in a popularity contest. Come and feed your favourite robot! 

Part of Science Sunday

University of Glasgow, Kelvin Gallery (follow signs for Hunterian Museum)
10th June
11:00-13:00; 14:00-16:00
All ages, free

More information here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/glasgowsciencefestival2018/allages/headline_456077_en.html

1 Mar 2018

Merel Bekking relocated to beautiful Glasgow, Scotland. She will now be working from her studio in Glasgow's East End. Get in contact if you would like to visit!


15 Jan 2018

Very proud of this short film that was made that explains everything you wanted to know about the Robotic Petting Zoo.
Emily S Cross, Ruud Hortensius and Bishakha Chaudhury where the amazing collaborators on this project.

Alan Whitfield made the fantastic film.

21 Aug 2017

Merel Bekking will be giving a talk about her Brain_manufacturing projects in the V&A during the Londen Design Festival.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017
14.45 – 15.45
Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre for arts education
Tickets cost £15.00


9 Aug 2017

Great new! It has just been announced that Merel Bekking will be the artist in residence on the Social Robot project in the The Social Brain in Action Lab of Emily Cross at the Bangor University! From October on Merel will be collaborating with these amazing scientists and will set up a Robotic Petting Zoo. Super excited!

2 Aug 2017

From Ancient Copper to Contemporary Design 
Merel Bekking will be the first “ Shape my Town” artist in residence this year with Culture Action Llandudno. She has chosen to focus her work with us on the fascinating heritage of the Bronze Age Copper Mines on the Great Orme in the context of her work as a contemporary product designer in the 21st century.
Her month long residency will feature drop in workshops, a copper jewellery masterclass, smelting demonstrations and a Pop-up museum!
You can follow Bekkings work progress via her Facebook and Instagram, and you could follow CALL - Culture Action Llandudno for daily updates. Details of events, demonstrations and workshops can be found on www.cultureactionllandudno/events

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