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Horniman Museum and Gardens – January events!

Exhibitions and Displays Stages of Making Until 19 April Inspired by the history of the Horniman and its collections, Stages of Making is produced by a collective of local community members working with artist Katie Schwab. Works include painted walls, table tops made from yoghurt pots and a giant rag-rug created from used t-shirts by members of the public. Visitors can join in free daily drop-in making sessions to contribute to the live Studio Archive. Free. Turn It Up: On Paradoxes Until Sunday 21 June Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings, presented as some of the world’s most opulent ceremonies. Free. Ed Sheeran’s Guitar Until 31 May On loan from Ed Sheeran MBE. See Ed Sheeran’s custom-built ‘x’ Martin & Co. acoustic-electric guitar on display in the Music Gallery. This guitar was played during the star singer-songwriter’s 2015 North American tour promoting his phenomenally successful second studio album x (Multiply), which was released in 2014. It was used for songs such as ‘Photograph’ and ‘One’. Made for him by …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – December events!

Exhibitions and Displays Stages of Making Now until 19 April 2020 Do you know how the things around you were made? What materials were used and who was involved in making them? Step into this immersive exhibition in The Studio where all the artworks have a story to tell about design, techniques and time. Inspired by the history of the Horniman and its collections, Stages of Making is produced by a collective of local community members working with artist Katie Schwab. Works include painted walls, table tops made from yoghurt pots and a giant rag-rug created from used t-shirts by members of the public. Visitors can join in free daily drop-in making sessions to contribute to the live Studio Archive. Free. Meltdown: Visualizing the Climate Crisis Now until 12 January 2020 The Horniman is hosting the UK premiere of this exhibition that features images of glaciers to demonstrate the impact of climate change across the world. Since 2008, Project Pressure has been commissioning artists to document the impact of retreating glaciers across the world and the …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – July events!

Exhibitions and Displays  My Model City 6 July-1 September 2019 My Model City, my dream today, our dreams tomorrow. What might the city of the future look like? And whose ideas, needs and dreams should shape it? My Model Citywill become the testing ground for a new vision of urban life, explored through an installation created by young people from Peckham Platform and the Horniman, in collaboration with muf architecture/art. Free. Grasslands Garden Now open Wander through wild landscapes in the Grasslands Garden, featuring spectacular plants from North American prairie and South African grasslands. Celebrating critically threatened wild landscapes, the garden includes beautiful summer-flowering species such as yellow coneflowers, sword lilies and summer hyacinths. Linked to the World Gallery, the naturalistic planting scheme was devised by Olympic Park designer James Hitchmough. Free. Sunken Garden Brick Wonders-themed display Flowering June to September The summer bedding display in the Sunken Garden features lobelia, carex, petunias and marigolds in six colours, planted in rectangular and square blocks inspired by the LEGO® bricksin the Brick Wonders exhibition. Free. Special Events Plonk Crazy …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – April events!

Exhibition Brick Wonders Until Sunday 27 October Discover amazing wonders from around the world made entirely from LEGO® bricks. From an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge, and from the natural wonder of a coral reef to the modern marvel of the international space station, travel through history and explore over 50 models made using half a million LEGO® bricks. Build your imagination at the interactive play areas, and don’t miss two special models of Horniman icons created especially for the show. Ticket prices:  Child £5; Adult £9: Family (up to 2 adults, 2 children) £20. Prices include voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation. Displays The Lore of the Land Until Sunday 2 June The first exhibition in our new arts space, The Studio, explores our deep-rooted relationship with the natural world. Artist Serena Korda has worked with a Collective of local community members to create a multi-sensory installation featuring ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, and a soundscape based on recordings of the chemical processes occurring in plants and trees. The …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – January events

Displays  EVOLUTION of The Artist and The Exhibited Works Until Sunday 17 March An installation of beautifully crafted life-size crochet animal sculptures by UK based Crochetdermy® artist Shauna Richardson. Part natural history, part anthropology, the display includes trophy heads of a bear and a lioness, as well as monkeys and an infographic showing the ‘evolution’ of Shauna’s work. Supported by Roseberys Auctioneers. Free. Horniman Noses Until Sunday 17 March Artist Joshua Sofaer has an interest in ‘the nose’ which has led to a body of work that plays with absurdity and disguise. As part of an Artquest research residency, Joshua researched the Horniman’s collections as inspiration to create a series of false noses, three of which will be on display in the Natural History Gallery. Free. The Lore of the Land Until Sunday 28 April The first exhibition in our new arts space, The Studio, explores our deep-rooted relationship with the natural world. Artist Serena Korda has worked with a Collective of local community members to create an immersive, multi-sensory installation featuring ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the …