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.
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 Horniman Gardens, and a soundscape based on recordings of the chemical processes occurring in plants and trees. The exhibition includes a display of 100 objects from the Horniman’s anthropology collection which have been selected by Korda and the Collective. The Studio was developed as part of the Horniman’s wider anthropology redisplay to provide a platform for our social arts programme that will feature exhibitions and events. Free.
Throughout the year
Wander through wild landscapes in the new Grasslands Garden, featuring spectacular plants from North American prairie and South African grasslands. Celebrating critically threatened wild landscapes, the Grasslands Garden showcases species flowering throughout summer and into autumn. Visitors during the colder months will be able to see beautiful architectural seed heads and fading flower spikes. Linked to the World Gallery, the naturalistic planting scheme was devised by Olympic Park designer James Hitchmough. Free.
Horniman Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday, 9am-1.30pm
Visit the Horniman Farmers’ Market every Saturday to pick-up your weekly essentials direct from independent and local producers. Located in our glorious Gardens you will find stalls selling seasonal fruit and veg, artisan bread, organic meat, craft beer and delicious hot food. We also have regular guest traders specialising in treats such as luxury chocolates, homemade jams and irresistible cakes. Free entry.
First Sunday of each month, 10.30am–5.30pm
Browse our library collections and see some of the library treasures. Free, drop in.
Hear it Live!
Last Tuesday of every month, 3.30-4.30pm
Join us in the Music Gallery to hear performances and talks based on our musical instrument collection, including our 18th-century harpsichord and English concertinas. Free.
Regular Family Events
Please go to www.horniman.ac.uk for information on family events including A World of Stories, Art Makers and Busy Bees.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road
Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ