Mud & Music: Exhibition celebrates 40 years of Glastonbury Festival

Press Release : April 01, 2010
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In the year of the 40th anniversary of the festival, Glastonbury: 40 years documents the day-to-day life of a makeshift city with a unique sociological footprint. Photographer Liam Baileys images show the spontaneous side of the festival away from the stages a world in which intense experiences are played out against a backdrop dominated by canvas, big skies and, periodically, expanses of Glastonbury mud.

In addition to the photographs of Glastonbury, the exhibition will also house Round & About, a collection of photographs encompassing footballs and other sports balls found and discarded in locations all over London, and sets of used stamps found at car-boot sales. Details such as the split in a ball that is shaped like a sulky mouth, or an elastic band that has released its once-taught grasp on a set of stamps, take on a new and often strangely human charge.

The exhibition is to be held at East Londons prestigious photographic gallery, theprintspace. Bailey said, theprintspace is the hub of photography, proving excellent quality printing and exhibition space. The ability to spread the show over two floors was ideal for the two parts to this exhibition.

Liam Baileys Lost and Found exhibition captures the ideological relaxed spirit and community of the Glastonbury Festival, juxtaposed in the stressful, fast-paced and career-driven streets of London where people yearn to lose the city from themselves. The exhibition opens with a private view on Thursday, 15th April from 7pm-10pm at theprintspace gallery and runs until 4th May from 9am-7pm Monday-Friday. Please RSVP to studio@liambailey.com for the private view.

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