Tim Soper is a local cabinet maker, leather worker, and former puppeteer who has been making his living in Kingston through his creative wits since 1982. It has been his privilege to craft into action producing large models from Leonardo da Vinci's drawings, currently on display as the Leonardo da Vinci: Relentless Curiosity exhibit at the PumpHouse Museum. The exhibition positions Leonardo's designs with modern versions of his forward-thinking concepts. Knowling that few of Leonardo's inventions were realized in his own time - but known to us in modern forms -- only emphasizes the power of his imagination and ingenuity. More recent modern objects and artefacts drawn from local collections help to bring the Leonardo story home to Kingston.
Tim Soper will be presenting his personal insights into Leonardo da Vinci's engineering ideas based in his experience making models from da Vinci's drawings. he has also had the remarkable experience of travelling from Florence to Milan by train which he will share with the audience during his talk.
This event will be taking place in Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall and is a free event.
Please register here.