Flying Flappers

Bernie has worked closely with FACT's Chris Miller and Anna Kronenburg to design a model bird that visitors can build and customise. Make your own Flying Flapper from the recycled materials provided, add it as part of the exhibition or take it away with you. Local school children from the Academy of St Francis of Assisi have helped to create an instructional video to guide you through the process.

Children are also invited to fill in the Kids Gallery Guide and display these artworks in the Media Lounge. Wooden toys including bird call instruments are also available to play with.

A resource area in the Media Lounge provides more information about Bernie's work and the pioneers from the age of Leonardo da Vinci and Étienne-Jules Marey who have inspired the artist. Videos include an interview with the artist, The Origins of Scientific Cinematography and the interactive CD Rom, Mechanical Marvels.