Photography for Gunnersbury Park Museum: Set to Stun Exhibition Installation

November 14, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

I spent Halloween photographing monsters... what an ideal job for 31 October! The commission was with Gunnersbury Park Museum, taking installation photographs of their latest exhibition, Set to Stun: Designing & Filming Sci-Fi in West London.

 

"Beyond the stars and behind the scenes… for nearly a century west London has been home to a hive of workshops and design studios that fed into some of the country’s most iconic Sci-Fi films and TV shows.

Our major new exhibition ‘Set to Stun’ will celebrate sci-fi film and television from the 1960s through to today, turning the camera onto the west London artisans, artists and crafts people who brought it all to life."

 

It was lovely to be back at Gunnersbury again and this is a fascinating exhibition with plenty to explore throughout the museum. I particularly enjoyed the alien planet set, the monster portraits by Delamar Academy's Advanced Prosthetics graduates and the Doctor Who memorabilia that looked like it always belonged in the At Home Gallery.

Below are a few of the photographs of the exhibition, but visit The Gunnersbury Park Museum website to find out more and plan your visit.
 

Photograph of 'Set to Stun' at Gunnersbury Park Museum showing an information board to the right saying 'Set to Stun, designing and filming sci-fi in West London' with further text and a map in a circle below, a display case with items including a Stormtrooper helmet in the centre of the frame and further signs on the wall to the left including one saying 'Whole worlds pivot on acts of imagination'.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph shows a display case holding a Robot of Death costume from Doctor Who, a green mask with green quilted clothes and 'V12' in the centre. Either side of the case is a grey wall with criss-cross pipe pattern and 8 panels showing blue and red lights and zigzags.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph shows a display case containing a model of Star Bug from Red Dwarf, a green spaceship that looks like a beetle. To the left, behind, is a Robot of Death costume from Doctor Who, in a display case.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph shows an exhibition space filled with dry ice, a spotlight highlighting the smoke and an object on a plinth in the foreground to the right. Behind is a display case holding a Robot of Death costume from Doctor Who, a green mask with green quilted clothes, with zigzag lights and triangular pattern on the wall to the right.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph showing the Skylight Gallery at Gunnersbury Park museum, with a white and gold Dalek in a display case in the centre. On the walls behind are pictures and signage including a large 'Lucozde' illuminated sign. A doorway with ramp are visible to the left of the frame, with a banner saying 'Celebrate in Style' at the edge of the frame.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph looking into the Drawing Room at Gunnersbury Park Museum, with decorative ceiling and chandelier at the top of the frame. To the left is an ornate fireplace with 4 monster heads displayed on top, on the far wall either side of large windows are photographs of monster heads and in the centre of the wooden floor is a black plinth with a green monster head displayed on top.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the side of a green monster head sculpture. Behind and out of focus are two monster heads on an ornate mantelpiece to the left and a print of two monster heads to the right.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of 4 monster heads displayed on an ornate mantelpiece.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the Home Gallery at Gunnersbury Park Museum, with a Cyberman partially visible to the left, a tiled fireplace with figures and a black and white photograph on top towards the centre, floral wallpaper on the walls, shelves on the wall to the right with books and other objects on them to the right,  a chair, small table and telephone below, games, books and a magazine rack on the floor. Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of a shelf in the Home Gallery at Gunnersbury Park Museum, with framed black and white photographs of the First Doctor Who (William Hartnell) at either side, a mirror, hat and ring with green stone in the centre.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph showing a model of Moon Buggy from Star Cops in a display case with a photograph behind of the moon's surface with the Earth in the distance, small rocks by the buggy to resemble the moon's surface and in a display case below two weapons are partially visible under glass.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph by Jayne Lloyd. Photograph of a display case containing a Darth Vader costume with Star Wars toys in front and other costumes (a military jacket and swimming garments) to the right.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of a display case filled with mannequins dressed in an assortment of outfits, including a Wakanda cosplay outfit second from the right. In the foreground a case with glass-covered drawers is visible, with reflections of the clothing.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the shop at Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing items for sale including books, tote bags and toys all displayed on shelves along the wall.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
They also have an excellent shop with some really cool pieces for sale!

 

Thank you to the wonderful team at Gunnersbury, it's always so lovely to visit and I highly recommend going if you can!  

Set to Stun: Designing & Filming Sci-Fi in West London
Until 2 June 2024
Closed Mondays, Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 4.30pm
No booking required

Gunnersbury Park Museum
Gunnersbury Park House
Popes Lane
London
W5 4NH

https://www.visitgunnersbury.org/whats-on/exhibitions/set-to-stun-designing-filming-sci-fi-in-west-london/

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch


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