Muybridge in Kingston Launch Day Saturday 18 September

Muybridge in Kingston – Launch Day – Saturday 18 September

Muybridge in Kingston Launch Day
Sat 18 Sept 12.30-7pm
Kingston Museum & Stanley Picker Gallery
Public launch of the Muybridge in Kingston exhibitions with special events for all the family, including a magic lantern show from Professor Heard, shadow puppetry from Zannie Fraser and an evening launch lecture on Muybridge’s links to the history of the moving and projected image by Muybridge expert Stephen Herbert.

Launch Day Programme:

Official Opening: Muybridge in Kingston
12.30pm Kingston Museum
Curatorial introduction to Muybridge Revolutions and Contemporary Commissions.
All welcome, no booking necessary

Contemporary Commissions Launch: ‘Dance of Ordinariness’ by Trevor Appleson
2-4pm Stanley Picker Gallery.
All Welcome, no booking necessary

Zannie Fraser – Shadow Puppetry
2.30-3.30pm Kingston Museum Family Event
The rich history of shadow puppetry told with fascinating 2D and 3D examples from Fraser’s long career as a puppeteer working with Trestle Theatre and many other famous groups.
Limited seating – to reserve a FREE place please call 020 8547 6460

Professor Heard’s Peerless Magic Lantern Show
4-5pm Kingston Museum Family Event. Ages 7 and up
Entertaining guide to the history of the magic lantern featuring an array of stories, sights, frights and amazing mechanical moving pictures from before the age of cinema.
Limited seating – to reserve a FREE place please call 020 8547 6460

Inaugaural Lecture: Stephen Herbert Eadweard Muybridge: The Father of the Motion Picture?
6-7pm Kingston Museum
Is Muybridge really ‘the father of the motion picture’ as many theorists suggest? Leading Muybridge scholar and film historian Stephen Herbert examines the validity of this perspective in his talk, which investigates Muybridge’s work in the context of the history of the moving and projected image.
Limited seating – to reserve a FREE place please call 020 8547 6460

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