Eleanor Macnair’s exhibition ‘Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh’ opens in London in October featuring some well-known and iconic photographs to lesser-known images by contemporary photographers, reproduced in a unlikely medium – Play-Doh.
Macnair had no expectation of ‘Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh’ reaching exhibition status when she began the project on a whim back in August 2013. Producing the images late at night using Play-Doh and a variety of household utensils including a chopping board, a highball glass as a rolling pin and a blunt Ikea knife Macnair creates each image in a little under two hours. After shooting the images Macnair disassembles her creations and the Play-Doh is re-used for future renderings, the works themselves no longer exist – the photographs are all that remain.
Eleanor explains, “On the surface, photographs can condense complex ideas and present them in a straightforward visual language. I take this a step further and pare them down to almost nothing, just form and colour. They are what they are. Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh. It’s my strange tribute to photography.’
The images have been shared and can still be viewed on Macnair’s Tumblr account as well as her Instagram account which has a staggering 33,000 followers resulting in a new, far-reaching audience all over the world.
Atlas Gallery, 49 Dorset St, London W1U 7NF Tel: 0207 224 4192
Exhibition dates: 2nd October – 21st November 2015
Opening times: Monday – Friday 10.00am – 18.00pm; Saturday 11.00am – 17.00pm
TV Times magazine has been in publication since 1955. To celebrate this 60th anniversary and as part of the Merge Festival 2015, TV Times is showcasing a selection of exclusive images from its vast archive in two exhibitions in Southwark.
Using its unique access to the stars of the time TV Times have curated ‘60 Years – 60 Iconic Images’ which features exclusive images of celebrities of television, sport, music and entertainment shot by some of the greatest British photographers including David Bailey, Cecil Beaton and Patrick Lichfield.
Metro was involved in a project earlier this year with Time Inc., publishers of TV Times in the restoration and printing of some long-forgotten negatives discovered earlier this year inside boxes at the British Film Institute. A selection of these images will be on show along with additional black & white fibre prints which Metro has produced and framed for the exhibition featuring images of Michael Caine, Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Forsyth, Julie Andrews and The Beatles to name but a few.
In addition to the 60th anniversary exhibition, Illuminate Productions have curated an exhibition of never before seen images of some of the biggest music stars from the 1960’s to the early 1908’s. Musicians including James Brown, The Beatles, The Doors and Kate Bush are featured revealing moments in the performance spotlight as well as unguarded, behind the scenes shots.
In and around Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SU
Exhibition dates: 17th September – 18th October 2015
Opening times: Outside: 24/7; Inside: Monday – Friday 10:00am – 7:00pmInterplay
Platform Southwark (behind Southwark Tube station), 1 Joan Street, London, SE1
Exhibition dates: 18th September – 18th October 2015
Opening times: Wednesday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Images © TVTimes/Time Inc. (UK) Ltd