Discover Getty Images Gallery, Wembley Park
Discover Getty Images Gallery
A brand-new gallery space opening in North West London’s world-famous cultural neighbourhood.
Address: Getty Images Gallery, Olympic Way, Wembley Park HA9 0FJ
Opening Times: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 7pm
Getty Images Gallery welcomes you to a brand-new, stunning gallery space in Wembley Park, on the iconic Olympic Way, from 28 June 2019.
Situated in the heart of the transformed Wembley Park, a stone’s throw from The SSE Arena, Wembley, London Designer Outlet and Boxpark Wembley, Getty Images Gallery is London’s largest independent photographic gallery.
Occupying a bright contemporary ground-floor space ideally located on Olympic Way, the Gallery showcases stunning photographic exhibitions throughout the year, taken from Getty Images’ archival and contemporary libraries.
Visitors and residents of Wembley Park are able to access the world’s largest commercial collection of photographs and the only gallery with complete access to the Getty Images Archive.
Offering a selection from 80 million photographs and growing, Getty images Gallery exhibits impactful contemporary works alongside vintage classics. A dedicated on-site team is on hand to offer a full range of bespoke services from custom curation, print sales and framing.
From 28th June 2019, the curatorial team at Getty Gallery, Wembley Park presents the gallery’s first exhibition, ‘The Ages of Wembley’, charting the emergence of Wembley Park as a world-famous leisure and entertainment destination from the 1920s onwards.
Sourced from the world-renowned Getty Images’ archival and contemporary libraries, many of the photographs have never been seen before and are only now being discovered and shown as part of this exhibition.
Getty Images Gallery opens to the public from June 28th.
Open from 28 June 2019, ‘The Ages of Wembley’ is the first of a year-long programme exclusively presented by the curatorial team at Getty Images Gallery.
Featuring a stunning selection of never-before-seen photographs sourced from Getty Images’ archival and contemporary libraries, the exhibition charts the emergence of Wembley Park as a world-famous leisure and entertainment destination from the 1920s onwards.
Wembley Park was developed in the 1890s as a large and popular recreational space including sports- grounds, teahouses, lake and variety theatre. Images include photographs of the construction of the famous Wembley Stadium’s iconic twin towers, completed just in time to hold the 1923 FA Cup Final, which attracted the largest football crowd ever recorded at the time. There are several images featuring the ‘Empire Exhibition’ from 1925, attended by Queen Mary and King George V, and described by the British press in the day as the largest and most important exhibition since 1851.
Photographs depict the complex building work of the ‘Empire Exhibition’ Pavilions as captured by A H Robinson (1864-1950). Robinson was a gifted amateur photographer who mastered the unusual art of panoramic photography with flair and artistry using his clockwork Kodak Panorama camera. Recognised as pioneering in the field, prints of his work are valued highly by collectors.
Moving into the 1930s, the images depict the passion of fans supporting their teams as they celebrate the excitement of making it to the home of British football; from the West Bromwich Albion FC fan waving his rattle and cheering as he makes his way to Wembley Stadium to the crowds of football fans pouring into the Stadium grounds for the Cup Final.
The exhibition also displays images of the changing face of Wembley Park in the 1940s with the first launch of Olympic Way, leading from Wembley Park Station to Wembley Stadium that was built in preparation for the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. It provides an interesting historical context on the area, which has been transformed in recent years into an exciting cultural neighbourhood, with 5,750 new homes being created in addition to the 1,750 already built.
‘The Ages of Wembley’ opens at Getty Gallery, Wembley Park, on Friday 28th June 2019.
Open Monday to Sunday, 10am to 7pm
Getting to Getty Images Gallery
Wembley Park is easy to reach from central London with three tube lines and an overland line. The Jubilee Line offers access to Bond Street in 19 minutes from Wembley Park Station. The Metropolitan Line has fewer stops to reach Wembley Park Station, and many people swap onto it at Baker Street or Finchley Road. The journey time from Baker Street to Wembley Park Station is 12 minutes. The Bakerloo Underground Line is accessed from Wembley Central Station, offering access to Paddington, Charing Cross and Waterloo. The London Overground Line also runs from Wembley Central Station and gets you to Clapham Junction in 22 minutes.
Wembley Park has over 3,000 secure car parking spaces. Wembley Park’s official marshalled car parks are all close to Wembley Park’s iconic venues. The nearest car park to the SSE Arena Wembley is the Gold Car park.
Getty Images Gallery, Olympic Way
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