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Kingston University Art Illustration Animation project

Students on Kingston University’s Art Illustration Animation BA degree course took part in two hugely successful collaborations. One group designed learning resources for school groups and visiting children around the theme of ‘Play and Movement’.

Another group created a stunning series of animations inspired by Wimbledon’s lost manor houses.

Read more and view animations here

Shamani Surendran – Photographer in residence

Shamani Surendran was Photographer in Residence in September 2023, and selected several images of Wimbledon Common and its surroundings for inclusion in her exhibition Flora | Reimagined.

As part of her residency, Shamani took a series of portraits titled ‘Scenes, Seen and Unseen’ of the building which hosts Wimbledon Museum, 22 Ridgway. These photos explore both the public areas and views of the building, as well as the places hidden from view behind the scenes.

They were on display as part of the ‘Behind that Door – unlocking the history of 22 Ridgway‘ special exhibition and are coming soon to the website so please check back.

Jo Holdsworth – Artist in residence

In April 2023, we welcomed our first ever artist in residence Jo Holdsworth. Jo is an award winning contemporary British painter based in Wimbledon and known for her striking paintings of reflected and elongated figures.

As part of her residency Jo created a series of sketchbook drawings responding to the Museum’s collection and the historic building in which the Museum is located, which is currently on display in our special exhibition ‘Behind that Door – unlocking the history of 22 Ridgway‘.

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YWA We will remember them exhibit

Young Wimbledon Artist

The museum collaborates regularly with Young Wimbledon Artist. In November and December 2023, the adjacent Norman Plastow Gallery hosted a YWA exhibition in collaboration with the Royal British Legion Wimbledon, “We Will Remember Them”.  This featured paintings inspired by this theme, created by pupils aged from 7-11 years old attending local schools.