Exhibition
Visual Art
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Internal Landscapes

Horniman Museum and Gardens, forest hill

12 November - 5 March

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Time

10:00am

Price

FREE

Accessibility

Visitors are welcome to bring their guide dogs welcome.
Seating is available for those who need it.
The Horniman is wheelchair accessible via the lift

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Internal Landscapes is a collective art exhibition curated and produced by Dima Karout.

Internal Landscapes is a creative investigation into Lewisham’s meaningful places and how they inspire and shape its people. Dima invited local people to a series of curated conversations where they explored how the places we inhabit imprint themselves on our personal and collective identities. This display, and the Internal Landscapes art book, are inspired by these encounters.

The project

In January 2022, arts curator and creative director, Dima Karout took up residence at Lewisham Council and communities, as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture. Dima engaged in conversations with policymakers and local organisations, explored the connections between migration and democracy, created new partnerships and produced a community-building programme. Her project focused on inclusion and engaged with Lewisham’s vision as the UK’s first Borough of Sanctuary.

Her creative conversations, printmaking and writing workshops were produced in partnership with Crofton Park, Corbett, Manor House and Sydenham Community Libraries and Lewisham Local. Inspired by these encounters Dima produced the Internal Landscapes art book and this collective exhibition. It contains reflections from locals on their experiences within their neighbourhood, and glimpses into new connections fostered by the project.

Dima Karout

Dima is an arts curator and creative director with multicultural education background and 20 years international experience in designing art projects and learning programmes. She specialises in contemporary art and its potential for expanding ideas, building creative communities and initiating social change

Time

10am - 5.30pm

Price

FREE

Accessibility

Visitors are welcome to bring their guide dogs welcome.
Seating is available for those who need it.
The Horniman is wheelchair accessible via the lift

More info

‘Over 100 voices and perspectives shaped this outcome. They informed this positive narrative of a place at a moment in time, and the people who contribute to its social fabric with all its textures. I hope you sit with these prints, sketches, stories, places, people, and get inspired by them. I did, greatly.’ – Dima Karout

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Internal Landscapes by Dima Karout

In January 2022, Dima Karout - a London-based arts curator and creative director - was invited to take up residence at Lewisham Council. Find out more about Dima's work with Lewisham's communities.

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