Media Space presents bold and exciting exhibitions drawing on our world-class National Photography Collection and the broader Science Museum collections.
The works we exhibit represent collaborations between photographers, artists, curators and the creative industries, exploring relationships between, and histories of, photography, science, art and technology.
Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr
21 September 2013 - 16 March 2014
Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw as a disappearing way of life. Humorous yet melancholy, these works had a profound influence on photographer Martin Parr. For this exhibition Parr has selected over images, including over 50 previously unseen works, from the Ray-Jones archive at the National Media Museum. Alongside these is a collecton of Parr's own rarely seen images, The Non-Conformists, from the 1970s. As a whole this exhibition demonstrates the close relationships between the work of these two important photographers.
Discounted admission for education groups - see details below. Booking terms apply.
Universal Everything & You
21 September 2013 - 7 February 2014
This exhibition features two large audio-visual artworks by Universal Everything, specially commissioned for Media Space.
The first work, 1000 Hands is created by contributions from the public through a smart phone app. In the gallery space it takes the form of a circular projection onto multiple screens, with each one showing an individual artwork generated by app users.
The second work, Presence, is a collaboration with the LA Dance Project. It has been created using motion-captured performances of dancers which are played back with evolving digital ‘costumes’.
Admission is free.
Please contact us on 020 7942 4777 to book your visit to the Museum and request tickets for Only in England.
Funders and supporters for Media Space
Media Space is a collaboration between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum in Bradford, home of the National Photography Collection. The Principal Founding Sponsor of Media Space is Virgin Media. The major donor to the project is the Dana and Albert R Broccoli Foundation set up by the family of the late Bond producer. The opening programme has been made possible through the support of Founding Partner Hyundai Motor UK. Media Space has also received generous support in the form of donations or artworks for auction from a large number of individuals, companies and artists.