tom wilkinson
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Meta is a group of artists and engineers with a diverse background of specialities. We're based in NW
London at Kingsgate Workshops. My own background was in BBC Visual Effects in the 1990s after which
I went on to make automata and kinetic art for museums and public spaces. I now want to bring both the
experienced and talent together to offer a specialist service in art engineering of all kinds - for artists,
theatre, festivals, films, television, museums and protoyping for inventors.

meta head Tim Burton Carousel

We recentlywere commissioned by Tim Burton Productions to upgrade the mechanisms in the carousel (above).
It's a mechanical scupture by Tim Burton that features in his exhibition. The carousel has with zany fairgound
revloving elements, UFO and feathers with a huge plasma ball below. It's part of a huge wonderful travelling
exhibition of his drawings, sculpture, animation models and props. Soon to go to Mexico and then Brussels next year.

mechanical props   animatronics   models

Alas Smith model

Sweet shoot deatil


mechanical legs


animation models

mech props

lobster mech

trick weapons

animatronics - Dr Who


mechanical models

trick knife


tetrap skull


model effects

collection box