The exhibition From Birth ’til Death: Scrolled Life Stories reopens this week at the Horniman Museum. On re-opening, the exhibition will also celebrate its recent shortlisting as UK Exhibition of the Year, for the prestigious Museum and Heritage Awards.
The collaborative arts project was a result of a partnership between artist R.M. Sánchez-Camus, formerly based at St Christopher’s working with the Horniman’s Community Learning Team and community partner organisations. Through a dramatic instillation of giant painted papyrus scrolls suspended from the ceiling, visitors can learn about the lives and stories of South London’s different communities.
As R.M. Sánchez-Camus says: “Bringing local community voices into a gallery exhibition is an important marker of validation for those who are often not seen or heard, yet who carry rich and important experiences we can all learn from.”
The exhibition will run from Monday 17May 2021 until 13 June in the Horniman’s contemporary arts space The Studio. Entry to the Horniman, and to see From Birth ’til Death: Scrolled Life Stories, is free, however visitors (including Members) need to pre-book a timed slot via the website horniman.ac.uk.