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posted 6 Sept 2011, 13:15 by ThomoCo   [ updated 6 Sept 2011, 13:58 ]

Well, the day finally came and the SplinterBike has been put on show at the V&A Power of Making exhibition...

Last night myself and James attended the private view and enjoyed the never ending flow of Champagne. I reckon that there must have been at least 350 people in attendance which was an experience we won't forget in a hurry.

The exhibition is running in London until early January 2012 and then it goes on a 12 month tour to destinations yet unknown.

Power of Making, in the V&A’s Porter Gallery, is a selection of more than 100 objects, ranging from unusual high-heeled shoes to the handmade puppets from the 2009 film Fantastic Mr Fox.

Exhibition curator Daniel Charny said: “This exhibition will celebrate the importance of traditional and time-honoured ways of making but also highlight the extraordinary innovation taking place around the world. We aim to show how the act of making in its various forms, from human expression to practical problem solving, unites us globally. We hope the exhibition will inspire people and cause them to more thoughtfully consider the role of making in their lives, in their society, in commerce and in education.”

From car manufacturing to producing prosthetic eyes, the free exhibition will also showcase the process of making through documentary footage filmed at a range of studios and factories.

Power of Making, which runs until 2 January 2012, is the second exhibition in the V&A/Crafts Council partnership.

Here are a few snaps of the evening, James got a little carried away taking pictures of himself with some of the statues situated in the main foyer!