Horniman appoints Marie Smith as digital artist in residence

Marie Smith, a London-based neurodivergent visual artist, is the new digital artist in residence at the Horniman.

Marie’s six-month residency at the Horniman will run concurrently with another at the Museum of Art and Photography (MAP) in Bangalore, as part of a joint project.

Marie Smith in the Horniman Gardens

©Anselm Ebulue, Portrait of Marie Smith, Horniman Gardens, May 2023

At the Horniman, Marie will research and explore three elements – people, soil and trees – in the Horniman’s Nature Trail, Gardens and collections. She will be documenting her residency and sharing her experiences on her website, ahead of a digital exhibition hosted by the Horniman in autumn 2023.

At MAP, Adira Thekkuveettil, an artist, researcher and designer whose practice is grounded in research within historical documents, literature and visual material, will produce work to be featured in a digital exhibition this autumn, hosted by MAP.

The joint residencies, in partnership with curator and expert in photography Zelda Cheatle, will encourage the exchange of knowledge and practice between the two organisations and the resident artists.

We’re delighted to welcome Marie Smith as digital artist in residence at the Horniman. We’re excited to see how the perspective Marie can bring to our collections and green spaces will inspire people to love and appreciate the nature around us, and provoke reflection on our place within the natural world.
Peronel Craddock, Head of Content at the Horniman Museum and Gardens