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Images are strung together in a vertical line. Three are visible. At the top is a green hatch shape looking like grass, next is a dove with a flower to one side, last is a figure of a tiny person surrounded by green and red fragments

From Birth ’til Death: Scrolled Life Stories

Enter a dramatic installation of giant papyrus scrolls and discover local life stories told in symbols.

What would your life story look like if you told it solely through symbols?

Each scroll hanging in this exhibition will be one individual’s story. Visitors can enjoy decoding the scrolls, helping to normalise untold stories from our communities.

The work will place the life stories within larger questions about who we are today, and inviting visitors to explore their own life stories.

This exhibition is the result of a social arts project, in partnership with artist R.M. Sánchez-Camus and local organisations including:

  • St Christopher’s Hospice,
  • Arts Network,
  • Three Cs, and
  • Guys & St Thomas’ Health Inclusion Team

The artwork is painted on papyrus and sewn into the scrolls, completed with the lead artist and created in workshops with each of the local organisations.

Want to create your own scrolled life story? Share them with us using #scrolledlife.