Automata In Exhibitions

The Bowes Museum

The Magic of the Silver Swan

8th July 2023 - 7th January 2024

Northlight Art Studios
God’s Own Country 

7th -9th  October 2022

Hawksbys Gallery Haworth

Hawksby At 10  Anniversary Exhibition

1st June -20th July 2022

Derby’s Museum of Making

Mechanisms to make you marvel

10th Dec -13th March 2022

Gosport Gallery

An Exhibition of Mesmerising Machines

15th Sept 2020 - 19th Dec 2020

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria

Fantastic Fairground Factory Exhibition

29th June - 6th October 2019

Exploratorium - San Francisco 

Curious Contraptions – Inside the Fairy Tale Factory

November 2018 – January 20th 2019

Willis Museum Basingstoke

Marvellous Mechanicals

6th October to 18th December 2018

Falmouth Art Gallery

A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement

June 30th - September 8th 2018

Harding House Gallery Lincoln

Stuff And Nonsense - Summer Exhibition, .

July 21st - August 28th 2018

Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex

Automata on the Pier with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

March 15th – April 15th 2018

Explora - Albuquerque,  New Mexico

Curious Contraptions

February 17th – 20th May 2018

Exploratorium - San Francisco 

Curious Contraptions

November 2016 – January 28 2018

Craven Museum & Gallery, Skipton - 5 August – 23 September 2017

Catterick Library, Catterick Garrison - 30 September – 16 December 2017

Platform Gallery, Clitheroe  19 January – 24 March 2018 

Art Unpacked -Marvellous Mechanicals Touring exhibition.

The First Gallery Southhampton

Moving On -Automata and Puppets 

September 2015 

The Centre For The Applied Arts - Ruthin Craft Centre 

Group Automata Exhibition. 

December 2014 - Jan 2015 

Leeds Craft and Design Gallery

All I want for Christmas.

November 2014 - Jan 2015 

Farfield Mill, Sedbergh 

Mechanical Mules and More - Solo exhibition of Automata 

October - November 2014 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park 

In the Spotlight Showcase - Mixed Media / Wood Applied Arts 

June 2014 –August 2014 

Paul McPherson Gallery London

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre – Greenwich Exhibition

Dec 2013 - Feb 2014


Heart Gallery Hebden Bridge

'Recycled Rescued Restored'

Aug - Sept 2013

Craven Museum & Gallery, The Town Hall, Skipton 


paintings by Roo Waterhouse and automata by Lisa Slater

Jan– May 2013

Blackheath Gallery London.

'Out of the Stable' 

Awarded best in show

July 2012

Platform Gallery, Clitheroe.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Craft Open

May 5-July 2012

Bankfield Museum, Halifax

Christmas Show. 

Nov – Dec 2011  

Employment History

Part time Design Technology Teacher St Marys School Menston  Sept 2012 - Dec 2020

Tutor at Northhlight Art studios Sept 2012

Education manager for The Engineering Development Trust.  Jan 2009 - April 2012

Head of Faculty , Design and Technology Skipton Girls' High School Sept 1989 - Dec 2008


PGCE Design Technology, Sheffield Hallam University.   Sept 1988 -July 1989

BA (hons) 2.1 Three Dimensional Design Wood /Metal/Ceramics & Glass.  Sept 1985 -June1988

Manchester Metropolitan University.  

Art Foundation Course Mid-Cheshire College.  Sept 1984 -July 1985

Tarporley County High School.  Sept 1977 -June 1984

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