I've been working with Gunnersbury Park & Museum since the end of 2018, shortly after they re-opened following a major refurbishment, helping to build up a library of images they could use in their promotion, 'What's On' guide and for their new website. It has been wonderful to document the huge variety of events, activities and exhibitions they run, explore the stunning buildings and grounds and work with such a wonderful team. I always look forward to photographing at Gunnersbury and I always come away having learnt something new, which is an added bonus! The last shoot I had before lockdown was with the volunteers at Gunnersbury and it was such a lovely day. I've thought a lot about that day while I've been staying at home.
I was absolutely devastated to see that their lovely café was completely destroyed in a fire in late May. It's a place I've spent a fair bit of time and it was always buzzing (and the queues after parkrun were quite something!) so it's a huge blow to the community as well as on the income for the museum at a time when they had already lost 40% of their entire yearly income over the space of a few weeks due to COVID-19. They are running a campaign at the moment asking for donations to help secure the future of the organisation, which is at serious risk. If you would like to make a donation you can do so here: https://www.visitgunnersbury.org/support-us/
Image © Gunnersbury Park Estate
Below are just a few of the photographs I have taken over the past year or so, to give you a flavour of what a special place it is. I do encourage you to have a look at their website, follow them on social media and go to visit when they are open again - they have such an impressive programme of events, and it's a wonderful place just to have a wander!
Find out more about Gunnersbury Park & Museum here.
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