The Horniman Museum and Gardens Artist Studio Commission - Open Call for Expressions of Interest


We are looking for an artist that may have an interest in exploring memory and with great experience of working with people, and involving communities within their work. The artist will also have experience of exhibition-making in their portfolio of works but is not required to have had past experience of working with museums or museum collections.

The successful artist will join the Collective, the working group who programme the Studio. The artist will be commissioned to create new artwork as part of an exhibition opening to the public in October 2019.

The Studio will open in October 2018 with the launch of the first co-curated exhibition, created by the current Collective who are working with artist Serena Korda. Each year we will commission a new exhibition programme for the Studio and new artwork inspired by the Horniman’s collections. For more information on the current 2018 Studio commission visit 

The Studio aims to be a hub for exciting events and activities alongside its exhibitions programme, co-curated by artists, community groups and partners working with the Horniman.

The Studio in 2019 will focus on 'memory'. Museums play a vital role in mediating memory, since they often present objects, images and stories from the past. Anthropology museums have a particular responsibility for how they present the way in which the past speaks to the present.

The deadline for Expression of Interest from artists is 5pm on Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Further details on the opportunity and how to respond can be downloaded (pdf) from the Horniman's website 

15/03/2018 - 03/04/2018
Contact Name: 
Anila Ladwa, Curator of Studio Programmes
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