National Theatre - Exhibitions (July - November '08)
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
AS WELL as the permanent exhibition Stage by Stage, the National Theatre hosts a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year. Three are planned for the coming months.
The Press Photographer’s Year 08 – July 5 to August 30.
The Press Photographer’s Year is the only competition that showcases the outstanding press photography taken for and used by the UK media. This exhibition documents the world in 2007 and proves once again that even in a world of instant communication, the traditional still image burns the keenest, fastest impression on the public conscience.
The Press Photographer’s Year returns to the National Theatre for a third year and is held in association with The British Press Photographers’ Association.
Live Olympic Picture Desk
A changing photo montage of the very best sports action sent directly from the Olympic Games in Beijing to the Lyttelton Foyer – updated every evening from August 20 to August 23.
Barbara Kulick – September 8 – November 9.
An exhibition of sculpture and painting by a London-based artist whose first sculpture was exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Sculpture and whose work has been displayed both in the UK and abroad on numerous occasions. This exhibition displays a collection of sculpture in bronze and stone, focusing on the human form, and a selection of paintings illustrating the beauty of the British landscape.
The Half: Photographs of Actors Preparing for the Stage by Simon Annand – September 22 to November 9.
For 25 years, actors have given Simon Annand unprecedented access to photograph them during the thirty minutes before curtain-up, known as ‘the half’. These rare images show the many ways actors focus for their performance and offer a dazzling gallery of our most celebrated actors, including Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes and Jeremy Irons. A lavish book accompanies the exhibition.
Dame Judi Dench described Annand as “One of the most amazing photographers I have had the pleasure of working with in the theatre… He is an individualist with an eye for the unusual.”