Lockdown Letters to Horace

Lockdown Letters to Horace: an art installation
By Judith North, Kate Proudman and Charmaine Stimson

Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham, TW1 4ST

to  5 Jan 2021

During lockdown I, Strawberry Hill House launched ‘Write to Horace’. Over 250 people responded and through their letters, shared their unique observations and experiences. The letters give a unique snapshot of the area during these strange times.  Read the letters here.

Opening the show has been postponed by lockdown 2. When the house reopens, visitors will have the opportunity to read and reflect on the letters through film, sound and installation. The artworks explore the content of the letters themselves and the many contradictions evident: individual letters spoke of a collective experience, and carefully handwritten messages were all received digitally due to lockdown.