BAFTA 195 Piccadilly opens its doors to the public
London, 22 October 2015: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced today that BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, its headquarters in London and home of its membership worldwide, will open its doors to the public to showcase ‘BAFTA 2015: A Year in Pictures’, the latest photographic exhibition from the BAFTA archive.
‘BAFTA 2015: A Year in Pictures – Open Weekend’ opens on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November 2015 and is a rare opportunity for the general public to visit the iconic headquarters and hear from leading photographers and industry insiders.
‘BAFTA 2015: A Year in Pictures’ features over 100 photographs that shine a light on 12 months of BAFTA activity, with studio portraits, backstage and red carpet reportage and on-stage snapshots taken at BAFTA’s award ceremonies and across our busy events programme.
The selection of photography includes: Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Emma Watson, Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke, Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr as well as Chris O’Dowd, Emma Willis, Ant & Dec, James Nesbitt, John Snow and Mary Berry.
This exhibition features work from Alison Jackson, Gavin Bond, Chris Floyd and Ian Derry amongst others, and includes never-before-published work as well as shots viewed by millions through print and online media channels.
The open weekend is accompanied by a talks programme that focuses on a different element of photography on show, with photographers from the exhibition giving an insight into their process in discussion with journalists and industry insiders.
Saturday 7 November, 11.30am
Ian Derry on Television Portraits
Join photographer Ian Derry as he discusses his work with BAFTA photographing stars from the BAFTA Television Awards 2015. In conversation with Janette Dalley, Photography Director at BAFTA, Tristan Hopkins – Deputy Picture Editor at the Radio Times and Paul Willoughby – Creative Director at Human After All
Sunday 8 November, 10.30am
Chris Floyd on Women in Film
Hear from photographer Chris Floyd as he discusses women in film with Olivia Marks, freelance journalist writing for the Guardian and Vice and other industry insiders.
Sunday 8 November, 11.45am
Paparazzi: BAFTA Celebrity and the Great Shot
Join us as we discuss what the term ‘paparazzi’ really means, exploring the history and context of the term and what it means for the celebrity shot. Panel features the photographer Alison Jackson, Glen Marks from Rex Features, Janette Dalley – Photography Director, BAFTA and Steve Macleod – Lecturer, writer and Creative Director at Metro Imaging.
Tickets to the exhibition are free of charge and can be booked. The exhibition opens from 10.00 to 13.00 on both Saturday 7 November and Sunday 8 November at 30 minute intervals.
Tickets can be purchased in advance here – http://www.bafta.org/whats-on/bafta-2015-a-year-in-pictures
Guided tours will be available on both days.
For further information, please contact:
Stephanie Knox at Margaret_
T 020 7923 2861
E [email protected]
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.