A SCULPTOR from this area is having his work shown at a new London venue.
Jim Bond, 39, of Grange Moor, will show his award-winning solo exhibition, Sound Bites and the Untuned Eye, at Kinetica from March 15.
The venue is the capital's newest gallery for electronic and kinetic art.
The exhibition is a series of mechanised sculptures which come to life, responding to the presence of visitors.
The sculptures will include Scratch #1, which features a vinyl copy of Amazing Grace, recorded by a pipe band, being mechanically pulled back and forth, creating a DJ scratch sound.
The sound is played through a guitar amp, creating a resonating echoing scratch, reconstructing the original sound into something unrecognisably new.
Another of the pieces is called Pin Drop.
It features a motor-powered arm slowly lowering an electromagnet, which picks up a pin, raises it and drops it into a copper dish.
The sound is then amplified.
The third piece on show is Atomised, which features a wire leg being propelled into space on the end of a long, thin arm.
The leg stops abruptly, then from the opposite side a second leg reaches across the divide.
The process is repeated until a figure is formed, before disassembling.
Mr Bond's work has won him acclaim, including the 2005 JD Fergusson Award for Scottish Artists.
Mr Bond was born in Perth, Scotland, just a mile from the JD Fergusson Gallery.
He moved to London for a degree in jewellery making at Middlesex Polytechnic in 1991. But he soon switched to mechanical sculptures.
He has worked on several public commissions, including creating a life-size roaring head of a tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur.
He also appeared on Channel 4 TV show Scrapheap Challenge in 2004, as an expert adviser for a team building a mechanical rowing boat.
Mr Bond lives in Grange Moor with wife Britt and children, Freya, 11, and Pippi, five.
For more information about his work, or the exhibition, visit ww.jimbond.co.uk or www.kinetica-museum.org