Deadline Extended for Gunnersbury Park Sci-fi Crowdfunder

Museum planning an exhibition dubbed 'Set to Stun'

Daleks will be among the baddies at the exhibition
Daleks will be among the baddies at the exhibition. Picture: Mike Tucker

July 11, 2023

More than £10,000 has been raised through a crowdfunder launched by Gunnersbury Park Museum to enable a science fiction themed exhibition.

‘Set-to-Stun’ will be a celebration of the crucial role that West London played in the creation of Sci-Fi TV shows and films.

The target amount is £15,000 and the Art Fund has now agreed an extension of the deadline for the campaign to 27 July. In addition, if the target can be reached the Art Fund will provide matched funding meaning that the total raised will be £30,000.

There are incentives offered for donors – both for individuals or corporates - some of which have been reduced in price and can be found here.

‘Set to Stun: A celebration of Sci-Fi film and television design’, which will be a free to enter exhibition taking place in the autumn, will aim to turn the camera around and focus on the designers and technicians who brought the shows to life.

There will be an interactive showcase of the costumes, sets, work and imagination that goes into building some of the best-known moments from the genre dating back a century.

Displays will include original daleks, cybermen and other intergalactic villains as well as a one-off set design by Jeremy Bear who was responsible for many of the early Doctor Who sets.

The exhibition would provide an opportunity to get up close to original daleks, cybermen and other well-known villains. The museum is also commissioning a specially made one-off set for visitors to explore, designed by Jeremy Bear, a veteran of the industry who created early Dr Who sets. Original props, monsters, interactive mirrors, community curated art, smoke machines and more can be expected.

The exhibition will be the first large-scale one since the venue got National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) status.

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