Glastonbury - We are thinking of you!
On what would have been our favourite festivals 50th birthday we are looking back
to a project created ten years ago for our friend and collaborator Venetia Dearden.
Glastonbury, another stage, a 368 page hard backed, book cloth bound love letter
to the festival, community was designed by Venetia Dearden and Construct.
To celebrate the launch of the book and the festivals 40th anniversary Construct created a series of events sponsored by Mulberry in London and New York. For the events Construct designed support material including tote bags, pin badges, stickers and a travelling Glastonbury experience complete with technicolour hay bales and tents. And Kelis recreated the Glastonbury vibe on the rooftop of Milk Studios!
For the events Construct designed support material including tote bags, pin badges, stickers and a travelling Glastonbury experience complete with technicolour hay bales and tents.
Venetia Dearden has been documenting the people of Glastonbury Festival since 2004. Glastonbury is legendary, with the greatest bands, performers and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers attending every year. Having grown up next to the Glastonbury site, Venetia has been deeply involved in the festival since a young age. With the help of a professional portable photographic studio her aim was to single out individuals and groups to capture the motives and personas that make up the festival. The result was a unique portrait of a temporary community.
Glastonbury Another Stage.
‘As a photographer I was magnetically drawn to witness and understand what lies at its core. I decided to create an oasis amongst the crowds where I could meet and document some of the thousands of individuals who travelled from all around the world to make up this vast, eclectic gathering.’
Glastonbury, Another Stage launched as a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery in 2010, the year Glastonbury celebrated its 40th anniversary. In the same year it was shown at The Raw Gallery in Melbourne Australia, VII Gallery in New York, and Edel Assanti in London.
Venetia documented the people of Glastonbury Festival between 2003 and 2009 with a portable studio, capturing the personas that make up the fabric of this extraordinary midsummer gathering. Glastonbury Festival is the largest performing arts festival in the world situated in the Vale of Avalon.
Olivia Palermo and Chanel Iman
Agyness Deyn, Emma Hill and Venetia Dearden