Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!
explores the origins, influences and artistry of the steampunk aesthetic – a Neo-Victorian movement inspired by a fancifully re-imagined Age of Steam.
Visitors to Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! will be introduced to an era in which science and industry combined in new and fascinating ways to launch mankind into the future – into a world where ordinary human beings could do the impossible. The exhibition explores the relationship between the fantastical worlds and concepts of Victorian ‘scientific romance’ and the wondrous realities created by the inventors and scientists of that time and ours.
Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! highlights the relationship between science fact and science fiction in the Victorian era; exploring the work of pioneers such as Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace and Nikola Tesla alongside the visionary fiction of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Visitors can explore a collection of replicas and artifacts, including original props and concept art, vintage books and comics, and a selection of art, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, photography and inventions. Interactive and informational displays will guide guests through various historical ‘what if” scenarios; learning while imagining “what might have been” had events and technology happened a little differently.
Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! is proud to feature art, sculpture, costumes and contraptions from a number of talented artists and makers, including:
Phil And Kaja Foglio (Girl Genius)
The League Of S.T.E.A.M.
Dark Garden Unique Corsetry
La Legion Fantastique
The Neverwas Haul
Paul Guinan (Boilerplate)
Legendary Costume Works
Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! ~ Where the future shakes hands with the past!